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Sing for Simon this Christmas with Ardú Vocal Ensemble and Friends
National Maritime Museum , Thursday 22nd December 2016
Ardú Vocal Ensemble continue their Friends charity concert series with two concerts this December in aid of The Simon Communities of Ireland.
On Thursday, 22 December, Ardú will be joined by renowned soprano Emer Barry and the Holy Child School Choir (Killiney), directed by Regina McDonald for an evening of festive music at the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire.
Ardú Vocal Ensemble is a versatile group made up of six professional singers from various backgrounds – traditional, opera, choral and contemporary. Ardú have pioneered the genre of a cappella music in Ireland with performances at the Cork International Choral Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London A Cappella Festival and have featured on BBC Radio Ulster, RTÉ Lyric FM and RTÉ Radio 1. They were awarded 1st prize in the National Vocal Ensemble Competition at the City of Derry International Choral Festival 2015 and runners up in the Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas competition 2015.
“The beautiful voice that is Emer Barry” – Liam Lawton.
Emer Barry is a soprano with a Masters in Music Performance who has performed internationally with classical crossover sensation Affiniti. She is set to release her debut album ‘Storyteller' in 2017 which will be a collection of stories from the worlds of Opera, Musical Theatre and the Celtic Repertory.
Holy Child Killiney Choir, directed by Regina McDonald, welcomes pupils from 1st to 6th Year. Choir is an integral part of school life, and their well-rehearsed programme enhances the Liturgies, Assemblies and Celebrations each year. The choir won the RTE Lyric FM Choirs for Christmas 2012 (newly composed entry) and most recently, in 2016, received 3rd Place in the SSA and 1st Place in the 1st-3rd Year 2-part Wesley Choral Competitions.
The Simon Communities of Ireland provide the best possible care, accommodation and support for people experiencing homelessness and those at risk. Together with people who are homeless, we tackle the root causes, promote innovative responses and urge the government to fulfill their commitments. Simon delivers support and service to over 6,000 individuals and families throughout Ireland who experience – or are at risk of – homelessness. The Simon Communities of Ireland is an affiliation of local Communities in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, the Midlands, the Mid West, the North West and the South East.
Proceeds will be in aid of The Simon Communities of Ireland. Space is limited so booking is recommended.
This event is the first of two concerts, the second of which will be held on 23 Dec at St. George’s Church, High Street, Belfast and will feature performances from soprano Suzanne Savage and Capella from The Wallace High School (Lisburn), directed by David Falconer.
- Thursday 22nd December 2016
- 7.30 pm
- €15 / €12.50 Concession
- National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland