Programme

 

Limerick Sings Programme 2019

The Limerick Sings 2019 Festival will take place from the 6th – 9th of June 2019 and features choirs of all traditions and nationalities who have come together for a weekend of non-competitive singing in spectacular venues around Limerick City & County.

The event will include:

  • Welcome Reception and Opening Gala in University Concert Hall
  • Outdoor Chorus
  • Evening Gala in Redemptorist Church, Limerick
  • Post-Concert Festival Club at Dolan’s Limerick
  • Choral Trail
  • Choral Workshop
  • Afternoon Proms, Adare
  • Walking tour of Limerick City with optional visits to the Hunt Museum and King John’s Castle (arranged on request)
  • Half or full day tour of local areas of interest (arranged on request)
  • Free time to explore the region
  • Lunch options available on request
  • Closing Gala, UCH
  • Post Concert Festival Reception

Booking: 061 331549

For choral inquiries, please contact Peter O’Sullivan at 061 202343/Peter.OSullivan@uch.ie

Bob Chilcott “Come Sing” Workshop On Saturday the 8th June in UCH from 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. approx.

Biography

As a composer, conductor, and singer, Bob Chilcott has enjoyed a lifelong association with choral music, first as a chorister and choral scholar in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and for 12 years as a member of the King’s Singers. He became a full-time composer in 1997, and has produced a large catalogue of music for all types of choirs which is published by Oxford University Press.  His most often performed pieces include Can you hear me?, A Little Jazz Mass, Requiem, and the St John Passion.

Bob has conducted choirs in more than 30 countries worldwide and has worked with many thousands of amateur singers across the UK, Europe, and North America in a continuing series of Singing Days. For seven years he was conductor of the Chorus of The Royal College of Music in London and since 2002 he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers. In 2017 Bob was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by The Royal School of Church Music.

His music has been widely recorded by leading British choirs and groups including The King’s Singers, King’s College, Cambridge, Wells Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The Sixteen, Tenebrae, The BBC Singers, The Bach Choir, Commotio, and Ora. In 2016 he enjoyed a collaboration with the celebrated singer Katie Melua on the album In Winter.  In 2017 two new discs were released by Commotio and Choralis – All Good Things on Naxos, and In Winter’s Arms on Signum, his first recording collaboration with an American choir.  Newer recording projects are with Gloucester Cathedral Choir, Houston Chamber Choir, and Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir.

 “Come Sing” Workshop

We will be hosting a “Come Sing” Workshop on Saturday the 8th of June in the University Concert Hall from 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. (approximately).

Priority booking is open to Choirs participating in the Festival from 1st of December and for individual singers from 1st April 2019.

Ticket: €35 for General Bookings

€25 as an add-on to Festival Package

Fee includes lunch and use of music on the day.

Music available to purchase on the day.