Rehearsals Update #1

Ulster University Choir rehearsals are proceeding well ahead of the upcoming tour to New York where they will perform at Carnegie Hall.  The members of the Choir are delighted to be singing at such a fantastic venue and are pleased to be performing Paul Mealor's Stabat Mater and the world premiere of his Jubilate Deo.  

The choir will also perform in the American Irish Historical Society in New York.  Soprano soloists, Lauren Coulter, Kerry Stamp and Lisa Dawson (pictured below) will perform with the choir in works by Michael McGlynn, Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre at this event.


Ulster University Choir Invited to Perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall

Ulster University Choir has been invited to participate in a performance of The Music of Paul Mealor featuring NY premiere Stabat Mater and a new world premiere on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance will be on Monday, February 15, 2016 – President’s Day Weekend – in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Dr. James Jordan. Paul Mealor will be the composer-in-residence. Dr. Jordan will serve as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency. 

This invitation is a fantastic recognition of the high standard of Choral singing that the choir has achieved in recent years under the direction of Dr. Shaun Ryan.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Ulster University Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional recommendation given by Paul Mealor. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

The singers will spend 5 days and 4 nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. “The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the 5 day residency.” says Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City. However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.” 

Further details here

Tickets

For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 Ext. 307, or BoxOffice@DCINY.org

Contact & Interviews

Interviews and additional information may be arranged by contacting Shira Gilbert, at 212-707-8566 Ext. 316, or Shira@DCINY.org.

 

Winter Concert Series

Ulster University Choir presents Carmina Animae

Programme to include:

Paul Mealor's Stabat Mater and works by Morten Lauridsen and Bob Chilcott

Performances

Monday, 23 November: St. Patrick's Church, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal - 8:00pm

Thursday, 26 November: St. Michael's Church, Enniskillen - 7:30pm

Tuesday, 1 December: The Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal - 8:00pm

Admission

Admission is free with a retiring collection

Contact

For further details please contact:

Development and Alumni Relations

T: +44(0)28 71675679

E: c.mullan@ulster.ac.uk

Download the full programme here

The Music of Paul Mealor

In recognition of the level of excellence in choral performance attained by the Ulster University Choir in recent times the Artistic Director of Distinguished Concerts International New York, Jonathan Griffith, has extended the following in writing:

Dear Dr. Ryan,
In recognition of your dedication to musical excellence and due to the personal recommendation of Paul Mealor, it is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you and the Ulster University Choir to participate in a performance of The Music of Paul Mealor featuring NY premiere Stabat Mater and a new world premiere on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance will take place on Monday, February 15, 2016 – President’s Day Weekend – in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Dr. James Jordan. Paul Mealor will be the composer-in-residence. Congratulations to you and your singers on this wonderful achievement and recognition!

... I am excited about the prospect of including you and your singers in pursuit of a glorious and memorable concert. It is only fitting that you are given this unique opportunity to perform in one of the world’s greatest concert halls, which itself represents excellence and musical achievement.
...
With kind regards,
Jonathan Griffith, DMA
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

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