Concerts

Michaelmas Concert 2018

Our Michaelmas performances of Haydn's Nelson Mass will take place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd of November. Accompanied by two other short pieces from Haydn's repertoire (Te Deum laudamus and Insanae et Vanae Curae) these performances - set in the breathtaking and historic  surroundings of Trinity College's Examination Hall - promise to be unmissable events this November.

Tickets can be bought online here

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Hilary Term Concert 2018: Rossini Petite messe solennelle

 

Our Hilary term concert is just a couple of weeks away! This year’s performance of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle on the 21st and 22nd of March are sure to be two brilliant nights of choral music, not to be missed!

Rossini composed the Petite messe solennelle in 1863, 34 years after his last opera. With one review at the time reading:

“One could sense, from the first measures, the powerful spirit which animated this artist thirty years ago at the time when he chose to put a stop at his glorious career at its culminating point. The composer of William Tell stands proudly before you in his eminence, and you realise with astonishment that neither time nor inactivity have caused any loss of the intelligence with which he is so marvellously endowed.”

Be sure to join us in the wonderful surroundings of the Trinity College Exam Hall for our final concert of the academic year.

Tickets available here!

 

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Freshers Week 2017

The new academic year is about to kick off, and we could not be more excited! Freshers Week will run from 18-22 September, and Choral will have a stand each day from 9am-4pm. Be sure to drop by and sign up for the year. For more information on our events programme for this year, check out our programme below.

Our first rehearsal will run from 6.30-9pm in Regent House (above Front Arch) on Wednesday 27th September (subsequent rehearsals will run from 7-9pm). You can also come along and join at this rehearsal. Singers of all levels of experience are welcomg to join us as we prepare for our performances of Mozart's dramatic Requiem in November. If you have any further questions, please get in touch via our contact us page.

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Freshers’ Week

We’ll have a stall in Front Square for the entire week where you can come along and join!

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First Rehearsal

Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday 27th September in Regent House from 7-9pm. You can come along and join on the night, or at any of the first three rehearsals

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Michaelmas Term Concert

Mozart Requiem and other pieces. Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November 2017 in the Public Theatre, Trinity College.

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Christmas Concert

Stay tuned for further details on this exciting event scheduled for December 2017!

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Hilary Term Concert

March 2018. Rossini Petite Messe Solonnelle

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Hilary Term Concert 2017: Brahms/Boydell

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We are HUGELY excited to celebrate 180 years of the choral society and 100 years since the birth of Brian Boydell, a key figure in the choir’s (and musical life in trinity’s) history, with our Hilary Term Concert in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday the 5th of April.

To celebrate we will be performing a truly original work; Brian Boydell’s Under No Circumstances. This work was composed specifically for the choir and is, more importantly, about the choir. For the work, Boydell selected excerpts from the minutes of the early days of the society, as such, it is intrinsically linked to our history as a choir and makes no better way to celebrate our 180-year anniversary. The work is laced with satire, witty moments and dark humour, the outcry against ladies attending the societies concerts being just one of many highlights of this rarely-performed work.

To balance this comedic twist, we have Brahms’ German Requiem, a powerhouse of the German Romantic era, the Requiem is renowned for its striking melodies, wonderful counterpoint, and memorable melodies.

Be sure to join Choral as we ring in our 180 in the National Concert Hall with a night of fantastic music. Be sure to get good seats, as this will be a night not to be missed!

Tickets available here!

 

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Freshers’ Week Concert

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Join us on Wednesday 23rd September for an exciting performance of some of the best loved choral works in the canon.

The University of Dublin Choral Society’s Summer Singers will be joined by the Viva String Ensemble, Niall O’Sullivan (trumpet) and guests for this concert.

Programme:
Vivaldi Gloria
Mozart Organ Solo Mass
Handel Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
Handel “Eternal Source of Light Divine”

The concert will be conducted by Ross Cullinane.

Admission is free!

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Summer Singing is back!

Yes, if you’ve been suffering from unexplained mood swings, irritability, loss of motivation or just a vague sense of ennui (mainly on Wednesdays), this is what’s been missing from your life. Our dedicated group of Summer Singers will meet weekly to sing a wide variety of chamber music and put on some small concerts, under the baton of Ross Cullinane.

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  • Saturday 20 June: ‘The North Began‘ symposium, JM Synge theatre, TCD, 4.30pm
  • Monday 6 July: Holy Trinity Church, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, 7pm.
  • Wednesday 23rd September: Freshers’ Week concert, Trinity Chapel, 8pm.

Rehearsals begin on Wed 3rd of June at 7pm in the Eliz Rooms (1st floor, House 6).

 

Whether you are a current member of Choral or would just like to try out something new over the holidays, sign up here. We look forward to seeing you!

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Verdi Requiem

The University of Dublin Choral Society is proud to present Verdi’s ever popular Requiem, a work which, as much as any of his operas, traverses the gamut of human emotion, from the terrifying and blood-curdling vision of the day of judgement to the consolation of eternal peace and rest.  The Society is joined in this performance by orchestra and soloists drawn from the best of Ireland’s young singers.

 

Conducted by David Leigh

Soloists: Donna Gallagher, Laura Lamph, Jack Kinkead, Eoghan Desmond

8pm, Thursday 19 March 2015

National Concert Hall

Tickets are available from the NCH website

 

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Hilary Term Concert: Orff’s Carmina Burana and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet

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Join the University of Dublin Choral Society and Orchestra on the 10th of March in the National Concert Hall as they proudly present Orff’s dramatic and world renowned Carmina Burana along with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. The performance will be conducted by Mr. David Leigh and UDCS is delighted to be joined by the Girl Choristers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The combination of such a famous programme and beautiful venue promises for a sensational evening of music that can be enjoyed by all. Tickets range in price from €15-35 and are available through the National Concert Hall box office and www.nch.ie.

This event is supported by the Trinity College Dublin Association and Trust and the Visual and Performing Arts Fund of Trinity College Dublin.

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