Ulster University Choir fresh from their Carnegie Hall concert present a series of concerts. They will feature the work by Paul Mealor that was featured in America within the program. It would be wonderful to see old friends, and many new ones attend these concerts.
Ulster University Chamber Choir pictured on the front steps at Magee ahead of their trip to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall on President's Weekend.
'Passports at the ready': Ulster University Chamber Choir at the end of their final rehearsal and preparation for their up-coming performance in Carnegie Hall New York.
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 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.”
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Ulster University Choir presents Carmina Animae
Programme to include:
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 is free with a retiring collection
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Download the full programme here
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: