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Summer Choir – City of Dublin Chamber Choir

For those who might like to continue singing over the Summer months, The City of Dublin Chamber Choir is looking for members for an eight week period (Starting on June 26th), leading up to a performance in St. Annes Church on Dawson Street on August 19th.

Details below, and anyone who is interested, you can contact the choir at cityofdublinchamberchoir@gmail.com

Pub Quiz Photos – A Great Night

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenne – From David Leigh

A message from our often times guest organist, David Leigh:
I attach an electronic flyer for two performances of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle that I’m conducting this week, performed by the University of Dublin Choral Society, with soloists Rachel Talbot, Tanya Sewell, Stuart Kinsella and Jeffrey Ledridge, with Tristan Russcher (piano) and Jack Oades (harmonium).
With all good wishes for your forthcoming performances
David Leigh MA (Oxon) FRCO
Organist and Assistant Master of the Music,
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
Musical Director, University of Dublin Choral Society
Musical Director, The Gaudete Singers
Acting Artistic Director, Pipeworks Festival

Dublin County Choir Feis Ceoil Winners 2018

The Waterford Institute of Technology Youth Choir is the winner of this year’s winners of the Dublin County Choir sponsored Feis Ceoil Youth Award.

The competition took place on March 12th and The Waterford Institute of Technology were worthy winners.

Click below to hear a snippet of their performance.

Winners of the Dublin County Choir Feis Ceoil Youth Choir Award 2018. The Waterford IT Youth Choir. A beautiful performance …

Posted by Dublin County Choir on Monday, March 19, 2018

 

 

Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah – Newman University Church. March 24th

The Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) has issued an open invite to workshop excerpts from Handel’s Messiah with conductor Bernie Sherlock on Saturday 24th March, leading to a 6pm performance in Newman University Church, Stephen’s Green.

We are AOIC members and anyone who is intereted can register at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/come-and-sing-handels-messiah-tickets-41452970952

SEAI/UCD Trial: Free Hub Controller Smart Thermostat, valued at €339

Conor Fahy, a new 2nd Bass has suggested that some of our members might be interested in trialling this ‘smart’ heating system free of charge.  You get keep the monitor once the trial has ended.

I work in an Irish company that is trying to promote smarter home heat energy use in Ireland. We have agreed a trial study with the SEAI (sustainable energy authority of Ireland). We want to understand heating system effectiveness and user habits. In order to do this we will install a free smart thermostat in over 2k homes in Ireland. The household gets to keep the device forever but in exchange they must agree to share their heating data, on an anonymised basis, with our company, the SEAI and UCD. Only certain types of home will qualify for the trial. I thought that maybe some of our members in the choir would benefit. Here is the standard company marketing line to apply.

The Hub Controller is a smart thermostat that helps you reduce your home energy bills and works on all oil and gas heating systems. Our aim is simple. We want to help the environment by reducing energy wastage and reduce your energy bills. With this in mind, we are running a pilot campaign with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to prove that with a Hub Controller Smart Thermostat you can save up to 26.4% on your heating bill. But in order to prove this, we need to test it. That’s why we need your help. If you fit the criteria we’ll install a free Hub Controller Smart Thermostat, valued at €339, in your home. If you want to get involved click the link to apply http://eepurl.com/djJJX5

Sweet Memoires Choir – For people with Memory Loss who Like to Sing

Anyone who has a relative, parent or friend suffering from memory loss might like to know about the new Stillorgan based Sweet Memories Choir.  Michael O’Doherty (2nd bass) has asked that I pass the word along.

Those who have experienced others struggle with short-term memory while clearly recalling details from the past – stories, poems and songs- will know what a great idea this choir is.

The contact telephone number is 01-2880513