Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

CHORAL FUSION presents Vivaldi

  • St Ann's Church

The third in our series of five double-choir CHORAL FUSION concerts, together with Galway Baroque Singers and Fishamble Sinfonia. Featuring the glorious music of Vivaldi:

Beatus Vir RV 597

Kyrie in G Minor RV 587

Lauda Jerusalem RV 609

Dixit Dominus

Tickets cost €20 (€15 Conc) and can be bought on Eventbrite and at the door

Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

CHORAL FUSION Double Choir Series

  • Galway Cathedral
DLCS Double Choir Series Poster

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Galway Baroque Singers present the second concert in their CHORAL FUSION series, a series of double-choir music concerts that are being performed in Dublin and Galway between November 2016 and March 2018.

After the magnificent choruses of Handel's Solomon in the first CHORAL FUSION concert, this time the choirs turn to Lully (1632-1687) and Purcell.

Lully's Te Deum is his best-known sacred work, first performed at Fontainebleau just outside Paris on 9th September, 1677. The Te Deum calls for high pomp and considerable resources. Contemporary reports speak of the large forces (as many as 300 musicians, including chorus, orchestra, trumpets and drums) assembled to perform the work, even at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The success of the Te Deum is almost unique in the history of seventeenth century sacred music. Lully's Miserere mei Deus is another of his most famous motets, large-scale multi-movement works, structured in double-choir format with strongs divided into six parts.

Purcell's ‘My heart is inditing of a good matter‘ was specially composed for the coronation of King James II on April 23rd 1685. iI’s a large-scale composition that uses four-part strings, eight-part choir and eight soloists.

The two choirs, Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Galway Baroque Singers will be joined by some of Ireland's finest young soloists and the exciting young orchesestra that is Fishamble Sinfonia. 

David Brophy conducts.

Tickets are available here and at the door. They cost €20 and €15 for students.

Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

CHORAL FUSION Double Choir Series

  • St Ann's Church
Choral Fusion Double Choir Series

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Galway Baroque Singers present the second concert in their CHORAL FUSION series, a series of double-choir music concerts that are being performed in Dublin and Galway between November 2016 and March 2018.

After the magnificent choruses of Handel's Solomon in the first CHORAL FUSION concert, this time the choirs turn to Lully (1632-1687) and Purcell.

Lully's Te Deum is his best-known sacred work, first performed at Fontainebleau just outside Paris on 9th September, 1677. The Te Deum calls for high pomp and considerable resources. Contemporary reports speak of the large forces (as many as 300 musicians, including chorus, orchestra, trumpets and drums) assembled to perform the work, even at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The success of the Te Deum is almost unique in the history of seventeenth century sacred music. Lully's Miserere mei Deus is another of his most famous motets, large-scale multi-movement works, structured in double-choir format with strings divided into six parts.

Purcell's ‘My heart is inditing of a good matter‘ was specially composed for the coronation of King James II on April 23rd 1685. It’s a large-scale composition that uses four-part strings, eight-part choir and eight soloists.

CHORAL FUSION Soloists

The two choirs, Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Galway Baroque Singers will be joined by eight soloists for this performance: Mihaela Loredana Chirvase, Rory Costello, Rory Dunne, Ciaran Fennelly, Grainne Logue, Martha O'Brien, Kevin Neville and John McKeown. The choirs will accompanied by the exciting young orchestra that is Fishamble Sinfonia. 

David Brophy conducts.

Tickets are available here and at the door. They cost €20 and €15 for students.

Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

"The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace"

  • National Concert Hall

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society is delighted to have been invited to perform Karl Jenkins' fantastic work "The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace", in a repeat performance of last year's sell-out "Concert for Peace" at Knock Basilica.

Composed to mark the millennium in 2000, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is a powerful and compelling phenomenon in contemporary music, bringing the audience on an inspirational journey from the cacophony of conflict to a final message of hope and peace. It is a dramatically engaging work, vividly setting to music extracts from the Christian Eucharist and using influences and inspirations from all over the world, including poems by Kipling and Tennyson.

DLCS will be joined again by the Ballina Chamber Choir, Cor Mhaigh Eo and soprano Anne Marie Gibbons as well as the RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor David Brophy

Tickets are available from the NCH box-office: www.nch.ie

Dec
3
8:00 pm20:00

Messiah for All

  • Monsktown Parish Church
DLCS Messiah for All poster

Save the date for our annual Messiah-for-All singalong, a seasonal favourite in South County Dublin. Grab your score and come and sing this glorious choral work with us, our soloists and conductor David Brophy. The atmosphere is fantastic and it is a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Proceeds always go to local charities and a donation to Monkstown Parish Church

David has recently taken over the musical direction of our children's choir, The SuperTones, and they will also be performing at this year's concert.

Soloists for this year's Messiah are some of the best young singers in the country. DLCS enjoys giving them the opportunity to sing this iconic work under the direction of Ireland's leading conductor, David Brophy. They are

  • Sarah Brady, Soprano
  • Bríd Ní Ghruagáin, Alto
  • Andrew Gavin, Tenor
  • David Howes, Bass

The organist will be Tristan Russcher.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite here or at the Post Office in Monkstown and at the door. They cost €25 for limited reserved seating on the balcony facing the altar, €20 for unreserved seating in the rest of the church (pews and side balconies). €10 for students.

Nov
19
8:00 pm20:00

CHORAL FUSION Double Choir Series presents Handel:Solomon

  • Galway Cathedral

DLCS and Galway Baroque Singers are delighted to bring our first concert in our CHORAL FUSION Double-Choir series to Galway. We will be performing Handel's Solomon in Galway Cathedral, just a week after our performance in Dublin.

Universally recognised as one of Handel's finest masterpieces, Solomon features magnificent choruses, but more ­importantly containing rapturous love music, nature imagery, affecting emotion and the vividly portrayed dramatic scene of Solomon’s famous judgement over the disputed infant. 

We are delighted to bring the same four soloists to Galway who will sing with us in Dublin - they will be named here shortly, and the choirs will again be accompanied by Fishamble Sinfonia. David Brophy conducts.

Tickets for the Galway concert are available here on Eventbrite and will also be available at the door. They cost €20 for general admission and €15 for students.

CHORAL FUSION Double Choir Series presents "Solomon" by Handel
Nov
12
8:00 pm20:00

CHORAL FUSION Double Choir Series presents "Solomon" by Handel

  • St Ann's Church

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Galway Baroque Singers are delighted to launch CHORAL FUSION, a series of Double-Choir music that will be performed in Dublin and Galway between November 2016 and March 2018.

The first concert in the series is Solomon, by Handel, universally recognised as one of Handel's finest masterpieces. Featuring magnificent choruses, but more ­importantly containing rapturous love music, nature imagery, affecting emotion and the vividly portrayed dramatic scene of Solomon’s famous judgement over the disputed infant. 

The two choirs will be accompanied by some of Ireland's best young soloists in Ireland: Sarah Brady, Soprano, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Soprano, Bríd Ní Ghuragáin, Alto, Fearghal Curtis, tenor, Andrew Gavin, tenor and Kevin Neville, bass and by the exciting young orchestra that is Fishamble Sinfonia

Tickets are available on Eventbrite here and will also be available at the door. They cost €20 for general admission and €15 for students.

Jun
23
Jun 26

Conductors Course

Back by popular demand, DLCS is holding its Conductors Course from 23-26 June 2016, under the direction of our Music Director and Ireland's leading conductor, David Brophy.

To apply for a place, please complete the application form here

May
29
2:00 pm14:00

Soloist Auditions

DLCS Soloist Auditions

DLCS and Music Director will be holding auditions for soloists to take part in our forthcoming series of concerts for double choir. These concerts will take place in Dublin and Galway between November 2016 and March 2018.

The auditions will take place in Dublin (venue tbc) on Sunday May 20th.

Participants in the auditions must prepare one Handel aria and another 17th century aria of your choice in either French, Italian or German.

If you would like to take part, please contact our secretary Paraic for further details:

 

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Apr
23
8:00 pm20:00

The Italians are Coming!

The Italians Are Coming! Concert poster

DLCS is delighted to welcome The Waldensian Choir of Turin for a choral exchange between Dublin and Turin on April 23rd (Dublin) and May 2nd (Turin).

Ticket Prices

The joint choirs will sing a variety of choral masterpieces from Mozart, Bach and Stanford.

Tickets will be on sale here and at the door.

Special Offer: Bring your ticket from our Spirit of America concert (9th April) to this concert and get your ticket at the discounted rate of €5 at the door!

Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Open Night

  • Quaker Meeting House
DLCS Open Night 2015

Everyone is welcome to attend our annual Open Night, led by Music Director David Brophy. Come along and get a taste of what it's like to sing in one of Dublin's most dynamic and active choirs, under the direction of Ireland's leading conductor, David Brophy.

Music will be provided on the night.

Dec
5
8:00 pm20:00

Messiah for All

There are still some tickets available for tonight's concert and will be on sale at the door.

If you have already bought tickets using PayPal and did not receive them in the post, they will be available for collection at the door.

Bring along your score and sing the choruses or simply sit back and take in the atmosphere and joyous singing.

David Brophy conducts and we are delighted to welcome back some of the wonderful young soloists who sang with us during our Complete Mozart Mass series of concerts in 2014/2015:

Maria McGrann, soprano

Carolyn Holt, alto

Andrew Gavin, tenor

David Howes, bass.

Tristan Russcher will play the organ and the choir will also be accompanied by trumpets and timpani.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door tonight.

Nov
14
8:00 pm20:00

The Triumph of Oriana

A concert of sacred and secular music from Elizabethan England. The programme includes William Byrd's amazing Mass for Four Voices and a short selection of 16th century madrigals by composers such as Weelkes, Farmer, Morley, Tomkins.

The choir will be conducted by David Brophy.

Having originally conceived this Saturday's concert of Elizabethan music as a programme of two halves, the Music Director of Dún Laoghaire Choral Society (David Brophy) has taken the decision to amalgamate these halves. In doing so the concert duration has been somewhat reduced, presenting abundant riches from the Elizabethan choral tradition in a programme spanning roughly one hour. With this in mind, all tickets originally priced at €20 are now reduced to €10, while concession tickets, previously priced at €15, are now reduced to €5

Ticket Prices
SingSational!
Sep
18
6:30 pm18:30

SingSational!

  • Dun Laoghaire Ireland

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society is hosting SingSational! a celebration of all things singing, on the 18th of September next, Culture Night. The event will take place in Dun Laoghaire - the exact venue and time is still to be confirmed but it will be early evening time.

The idea is to gather together as many choirs from the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area as possible for a workshop/performance. We're inviting choirs of all ages and abilities from the church, school and community choirs and we hope that that family and friends and members of the public will come along too. 

The event will be led by DLCS's Music Director, David Brophy. David is probably Ireland's best-known conductor and we can guarantee that he will make it a memorable event for all involved! David will lead a sort of workshop, with fun vocal warm-ups, some training in vocal technique, breathing etc and of course we will do some singing! The repertoire has not yet been confirmed but we will probably sing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Ave Verum, amongst others. Music will be available here for download a bit closer to the time.

If your choir would like to be a part of this event or if you have any queries, please complete the form on our dedicated SingSational page and we will be in touch.

SingSational


Dun Laoghaire Organ Concerts
Jun
14
8:00 pm20:00

Dun Laoghaire Organ Concerts

  • St Michael's Church
Dun Laoghaire Organ Concerts

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and conductor David Brophy are delighted to perform at the opening of the 2015 series of Organ Concerts in St Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire.

We will be performing with organist Fergal Caulfield, a regular pianist and organist with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra. Fergal also happens to be our repetiteur so we are particularly delighted to perform with him on this occasion.

The programme includes works by Couperin, Messaien, Gounod and Dumont and Duparc.

Further details on this festival can be found on www.dunlaoghaireorganconcerts.ie

 

Complete Mozart Masses, Concert No. 5
May
23
8:00 pm20:00

Complete Mozart Masses, Concert No. 5

  • St Ann's Church
Mozart's Requiem

And so we reach the final concert in our 18-month series of 5 concerts performing W.A. Mozart's complete repertoire of masses.

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and its Music Director David Brophy are delighted to perform Mozart's Requiem and Great Mass in C-Minor.

Accompanied once again by the wonderful musicians of the Fishamble Sinfonia and six fantastic young Irish soloists: Maria McGrann and Lorna Breen will sing first and second soprano respectively for the Great C-Minor Mass and Aoife Gibney will sing soprano for the Requiem. Carolyn Holt, alto, Andrew Gavin, tenor and Padraic Rowan, bass-baritone will complete the line-up

THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT!

Complete Mozart Masses, Concert No. 4
Feb
21
8:00 pm20:00

Complete Mozart Masses, Concert No. 4

  • St Ann's Church

The fourth and penultimate concert featuring the entire series of Mozart Masses. Conducted by David Brophy and featuring the Fishamble Sinfonia and four young soloists auditioned from Ireland's leading third level colleges of music: Maria McGrann, soprano, Brid Ni Ghruagain, alto, Andrew Gavin, tenor and Cormac Lawlor, bass.

The choir will perform the magnificent Coronation Mass, completed on March 23, 1779 in Salzburg. Mozart had just returned to the city after 18 months of fruitless job hunting in Paris and Mannheim, and his father promptly got him a job as court organist and composer at Salzburg Cathedral. The mass was almost certainly premiered there on Easter Sunday April 4, 1779. 

The KV 317 mass appears to have acquired the nickname "Coronation" at the royal court in Vienna in the early nineteenth century, after becoming the preferred music for royal and imperial coronations as well as services of Thanksgiving. Whether it was performed at the coronations of Leopold II in 1790 and Francis II in 1792, as some sources assume, is unlikely.

We will also perform two other masses, the Missa Longa in C Major, KV 262, composed in 1776, three years before the Coronation Mass and the Missa Solemnis in C Major, KV 337, which was Mozart's last complete mass, composed in 1780.

Tickets will be available for sale at the door: €15 for students and €20 for everyone else.

Mozart Coronation Mass poster
Messiah for All, Monkstown
Dec
6
8:00 pm20:00

Messiah for All, Monkstown

  • Monkstown Parish Church

Tickets for Messiah -or-All concert, Monkstown, can be bought here. Dun Laoghaire Choral Society's annual seasonal favourite. 6th December 2014, Monkstown Parish Church, Co Dublin, 8pm.

Complete Mozart Masses, Concert No. 3
Nov
8
8:00 pm20:00

Complete Mozart Masses, Concert No. 3

Mozart Masses Concert 3

The third in our series of 5 concerts programming the entire series of Mozart Masses. Conducted by David Brophy and featuring the newly-formed Fishamble Sinfonia and four young soloists auditioned from Ireland's leading third level colleges of music. These include Aoife Gibney, soprano, Leanne Fitzgerald, alto, Andrew Gavin, tenor and Kevin Neville, bass.

The Masses will be the Sparrow Mass - "Spatzenmesse" - K220, the  Missa Brevis "Piccolomini", K258, the Missa Brevis in F Major, K192, the Missa Brevis known as the Credo Mass, K257 and the Missa Brevis "Orgelsolomesse", the Organ Solo Mass, K259.

Tickets will be available for sale at the door.

Songs from the High Seas with Shaun Davey & Friends
Sep
19
6:30 pm18:30

Songs from the High Seas with Shaun Davey & Friends

  • Dun Laoghaire

CULTURE NIGHT 2014 EXPLORE - EXPERIENCE - ENJOY

DLCS Is delighted to get together again with Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly and friends to perform Davey's Songs from the High Seas at the brand new Central Library and Cultural Centre in Dun Laoghaire on Culture Night 2014 at 6.30pm

Originally commissioned by Dun Laoghaire Choral Society in 2011, thanks to funding from DLRCoCo, this suite of Sea Shanties composed by Shaun Davey was premiered at the National Concert Hall to a sell-out crowd in March 2012.

The suite is intended to suggest a collection of songs that might have been sung on a voyage, or series of voyages, around the world in the days of sailing ships. 

Mostly the words are inspired by traditional shanty lyrics from different regions and typically these make light of the physical and mental hardship which was an inevitable part of the sailors’ life.  Short on vocabulary, often in the vernacular, such songs did not need to be clever, just memorable, rhythmic and easy to sing while exhaling hard!

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society is delighted to perform these rousing shanties again on Culture Night with Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly and some of Ireland's best folk instrumentalists, including Liam O'Flynn, Eoin O Beaglaioch and Des Moore, amongst others.

This is a free, non-ticketed event and all are welcome!


Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown  

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May
29
7:30 pm19:30

Open Rehearsal Night - all welcome

  • Quaker Meeting House

We are holding an Open Rehearsal Night for anyone who like to come along and give choir a go, to see if they like it! It will be a regular rehearsal evening except that non-members are welcome to join us. You do not need to register or anything, just turn up on the night and you will be made feel very welcome.

Rehearsal starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 10pm. More info on what we will be singing that night will be available here closer to the time.

Tenors and basses are particularly welcome!

Choir Open Night
Complete Mozart Masses - Concert No. 2
May
24
8:00 pm20:00

Complete Mozart Masses - Concert No. 2

  • St Ann's Church

The second in our series of 5 concerts programming the entire series of Mozart Masses. Conducted by David Brophy and featuring the newly-formed Fishamble Sinfonia and four young soloists auditioned from Ireland's leading third level colleges of music: Lynsey Curtin, soprano, Brid Ni Ghruagain, alto, Richard Bridge tenor and David Howes, bass.

Mozart Masses Concert 2.jpg

This concert will feature Missa brevis No. 1 in G majorK. 49/47d, a mass composed by Mozart in Vienna in the autumn of 1768. Composed at the age of 12, this is Mozart's earliest surviving mass setting, and his only missa brevis to feature a viola part. It is not clear what occasion it was composed for, and it has been confused with the Waisenhausmesse, composed in the same year.

The choir will also sing Miss Brevis in D Minor, k65 and Missa Brevis in D Major  k194.This missa brevis is thought to have been composed for ordinary liturigal use in the Salzburg Cathedral under the directive of Archbishop Colloredo.

The fourth and final mass in this concert will be the Missa brevis in B flat, k275. Late in 1777 Mozart returned to sacred music after a gap of nearly a year. The result was this Missa Brevis in B flat, performed, possibly for the first time, at St. Peter's, Salzburg on 21 December.

There are still some tickets left and will be available for sale at the door.

                                                                                                                     

 

4th Annual Conductors Course
Apr
24
Apr 27

4th Annual Conductors Course

  • Rathdown Girls School
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Aimed at conductors, musicians, teachers and music students and with a maximum of 12 participants, the course involves four days of intensive training. During the first two days participants have workshops with David. On the second two days the participants get to practice what they have learnt as they conduct the members of DLCS, under David's supervision. Participants are also filmed as they rehearse the choir, thus enabling them to visualise themselves in action.

Complete Mozart Masses - Concert No.1
Feb
22
8:00 pm20:00

Complete Mozart Masses - Concert No.1

  • St Ann's Church

Dun Laoghaire Choral Society is proud to present our inaugural concert in our series of Complete Mozart Masses, an ambitious musical project never before produced by an amateur Irish choir.

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This concert will feature the Missa Solemnis, the "Waisenhaus" Mass in C minor, KV139, composed in 1768, when Mozart was a mere boy of 14, the Missa Brevis KV 66 the "Dominicus" Mass, composed a year later in 1769. The third mass in this concert is the Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis in C major, K167 was composed by Mozart in June 1773. A solemn mass, its name and date indicate that it was likely to have been composed for Trinity Sunday, for use in Salzburg's Trinity Church. 

Conducted by David Brophy, the choir will be accompanied by the  newly-formed Fishamble Sinfonia orchestra and some of Ireland's finest young soloists, auditioned from third level colleges of music: Lorna Breen, soprano, Chris Murphy, alto, Richard Bridge, tenor and David Howes, bass.

Ticket prices start at €15 for students and €20 for everyone else. There are still some left and will be available at the door. 

Tickets already bought online should be collected at the door tonight. Simply give your name.

The statue in the poster is The Cloak of Conscience, sculpted by Bohemian-born artist Anna Chromy. One of several 'Cloak' sculpture and artistic representations by Chromy, it was originally created in memory of Mozart's Don Giovanni. In  1998  the  Archbishop  of  Salzburg  saw  the  Cloak  as  part  of  Anna's  Don  Giovanni  exhibition  in  this  city  and   decided  to  install  it  in  front  of  the  Cathedral.  In  the  year  2000,  at  the  commemorative  mass  for  the  victims   of  the  cable  car  disaster  in  the  Salzburg  Mountains,  the  bishop  made  the  Cloak  the  centre  piece  for  his   sermon,  and  against  the  back-­‐ground  of  Mozart's  Mass  in  C  Major  the  Cloak  appeared  for  five  minutes  on   Austrian  National  Television  and  Eurovision.  Only  a  few  steps  from  the  Cathedral  at  the  historical  St.  Peters   Cemetery  a  cross  in  wrought  iron  dating  from  Mozart's  time,  next  to  the  grave  of  Mozart's  beloved  sister   Nannerl,  marks  the  place  where  Anna  Chromy  will  eventually  find  her  final  resting  place. 

Signifying everything invisible, the empty cloak is a reflection of human character and its ability to infiltrate our world with change, both good and bad.

For more information on the relationship between The Cloak of Conscience and Mozart, here is an interesting link.

Messiah, Kilkenny
Dec
14
7:30 pm19:30

Messiah, Kilkenny

  • St. Canice's Cathedral

DLCS is delighted to join forces with the Kilkenny Choir for this Messiah concert in St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny. Soloists include leading Irish soprano Máire Flavin, accompanied by upcoming soloists Leanne Fitzgerald, alto, Eoin Hynes, tenor and Conleth Stanley, bass. The two choirs will be conducted by David Brophy and accompanied on organ by Fergal Caulfield. An uplifting and joyous Christmas concert is guaranteed.

Tickets will be on sale at the door tonight. Tickets already booked online should be collected at the door, simply give your name

 

Handel's Messiah in Kilkenny, DLCS and Kilkenny Choir
Messiah for All, Monkstown
Dec
7
8:00 pm20:00

Messiah for All, Monkstown

  • Monkstown Parish Church

Kick off the Christmas season at our Annual Messiah for All sing-a-long concert.  Bring your score and join in the choruses or simply sit and enjoy this outstanding choral work.

Taking place in Monkstown Parish Church at 8pm on Saturday December 7th, the concert will feature the Dun Laoghaire Choral Society, conducted by David Brophy and accompanied by Maire Flavin, soprano, Martha Bredin, alto, Lawrence Thackeray, tenor and Christopher Cull, bass.

David Leigh will play the organ and Eamonn Nolan and Christopher Dowdall will be on trumpets. Chris Stynes on timpani.

Tickets: €10 and €20 tickets are still available at the door. A handful of €25 tickets have been released this morning and will also be available at the door. The online ticket purchase facility is now closed for this performance.

Tickets bought online should be collected at the door. Simply give your name. 

 

Last updated at 4.30pm, 7/12/2013

Handel's Messiah for All, Dun Laoghaire Choral Society