Something beginning with B

Imagine confining yourself to a single letter.

“Platoon” and “Peter Pan” in a month watching only films starting with “P”. Cornflakes and carrot-cake on a day devoted to food beginning with “C”.

For their winter concerts on November 21, 22 & 28, the international award-winning New Dublin Voices have done just that: everything in the concert begins with “B”.

What could have been a constraint in fact proved liberating. NDV burrowed deeply into all that “B” has to offer and came up with a wonderful programme embracing the new – the 2008 surround-sound effect of Sea Swell by Irish composer Enda Bates – and old – madrigals by Bennet in the 16th century – and the familiar – Brahms, Bartók, Britten and Bernstein – and the excitingly obscure – an incredible, unforgettable piece by one Wolfram Buchenberg.

And to round things off, some Beatles, some Barbershop. And The Barber of Seville.

“B” there!

St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St.

Sat Nov 21st @ 8pm

Carlingford Heritage Centre, Louth

Sun Nov 22nd @ 7pm

St. Augustine’s Church, Galway

Sat Nov 28th @ 8pm

Programme includes:

Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia

Brahms: Drei gesange op 42

Buchenberg: Klangfelder

Bates: Sea Swell

Bernstein: Warm-up

Biebl: Ave Maria

€16/€12 (con) at the door or www.ctb.ie 0818 205 205

For further information please contact Lucy Champion at +353 87 983 2553 or lucy6603@yahoo.co.uk

New Dublin Voices was founded by conductor Bernie Sherlock in October 2005. It has since become a leading Irish chamber choir presenting concert programmes that are fresh, innovative, and exciting, ranging widely in style and period from the medieval to the contemporary. The choir takes special pleasure in exploring the often weird and wonderful music of living composers, and has given numerous Irish and world premieres.

Competitive successes include National Choir of the Year at the Navan Choral Festival (2006, 2007, 2009), several awards at the Cork International Choral Festival, including National Choir of the Festival in 2006, and various prizes at Dublin Feis Ceol.

Awards in 2009 include the Grand Prix at the 12th Budapest International Choir Competition, third prize at the International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf, Germany; third prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of the set work (Laudatio Domini by Kokkonon) at the 3rd Harald Andersen Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, Finland; and the inaugural ESB Feis Ceol Choir of the Year.

newdublinvoices.net

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