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Cherry Cup, Verdi Tickets and Rehearsal

This week is going to be one of the most action-packed for Choral in some time. Wednesday evening will see Choral welcoming the Guinness Choir to Regent House for a joint rehearsal to prepare for our upcoming performance of Verdi Requiem. This rehearsal, which will be conducted by David Milne, will focus on preparing the Sanctus for double chorus.

Tickets for this concert, which will take place on the 2nd of April in the Grand Canal Theatre, are selling briskly, so be sure to get hold of them before they sell out! They are available from this address:

After a shortened rehearsal on Wednesday evening, the 2011 iteration of the Cherry Cup competition for vocal quartets will be held. The judge for this year’s competition is Mr David Brophy, Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Thursday night will see the Music Societies Ball taking place in Clontarf Castle, and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

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Verdi’s Requiem – 2nd April

University of Dublin Choral Society

The Guinness Choir

The Ulster Orchestra

Directed by David Milne

Sylvia O’Brien – Soprano
Emma Selway – Mezzo Soprano
Robert Chafin – Tenor
Simon Bailey – Bass

Grand Canal Theatre
8pm Saturday 2nd April 2011

Tickets are priced at €25, €30, €35

On the 2nd of April, the University of Dublin Choral Society is joining up with the Guinness Choir and the Ulster Orchestra to present a performance of Verdi’s Requiem in the Grand Canal Theatre. Mr David Milne, a former conductor of Choral and current musical director of the Guinness Choir will conduct the performance. This concert is being organised as part of the Tercentenary celebrations of the Schools of Medicine, Chemistry and Botany in Trinity College Dublin.

Tickets are available at:

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Cherry Cup Competition

This year’s Cherry Cup competition for vocal quartets will take place in Regent House at 8.30 pm on February 23rd 2011.

Each quartet must comprise of a soprano, an alto, a tenor and a bass, while at least two of these must be current paid-up members of the society.

Each quartet must perform a set piece and a chosen piece. The set piece is determined by the society’s conductor and musical director, Mr. David Leigh. The set piece for this year is The Long Day Closes by Sir Arthur Sullivan and can be downloaded here. Each quartet must also select an additional piece to perform, of not more than five minutes in length. On the night of the competition, each quartet performs both the set and chosen pieces in front of an independent adjudicator. This year’s competition is to be judged by Mr. David Brophy, Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

The winning quartet will be presented with the newly-restored Cherry Cup and €25 of vouchers for each member. There will also be a ‘highly commended’ prize for one of the competing teams.

If you wish to take part, please collect an entry form at rehearsal and submit it by February 23rd.

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