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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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Freshers’ Week 2017 and the term ahead

Choral is tremendously excited to kick off it’s 180th year this coming September. We have some really exciting plans for the year ahead, and are looking for new members from across the college community: students, graduates and staff.

Choral is the largest and oldest choir in Trinity College, and is steeped in tradition. To this day, members have the rare privilege of wearing academic gowns during our performances, which typically take place in Trinity’s famous Public Theatre (also known as the Examination Hall).

We stage two main concert series each year, towards the end of each of the main teaching terms. On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November this year, we will perform Mozart’s dramatic and powerful Requiem (alongside some other works by Mozart and Haydn). In March we will be presenting Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle.

Aside from these events, we have a host of other smaller activities during the year, ranging from social events like table quizzes, to our famous Cherry Cup competition for vocal quartets. We are also planning an exciting additional concert for December, with further details to be announced shortly.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please pop down to our stand in Front Square during Freshers’ Week, where you can sign up. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Goldsmith Hall from 7-9pm, with our first rehearsal being on Wednesday 27th September. You can also come directly to this rehearsal, or any of the following two in order to sign up.

We’re really excited about our events for this year, and would be delighted if you were part of them!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Hilary Term Concert 2017: Brahms/Boydell

Hey Friends!

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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Rehearsals for Brahms Requiem at the NCH begin in January. New members welcome!

Choral has exciting plans for early 2017 and we’re on the lookout for new members to join us for our next performance. On 5 April 2017, Choral will be returning to the National Concert Hall to present a performance of Brahms’ dramatic and powerful Ein deutsches Requiem, alongside Boydell’s Under no Circumstances. Choral is proud to return to this intriguing piece by Brian Boydell during the centenery of his birth. Under no Circumstances was written in 1987 for the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the University of Dublin Choral Society. It offers a unique and often light-hearted take on various events from the Society’s history.

 

Rehearsals will commence in Goldsmith Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017. New members of all voice parts are more than welcome to join the choir on the night. No previous singing experience is necessary. Learning aids will be made available to help you learn your part. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at choral@csc.tcd.ie

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Bach: Mass in B minor First Rehearsal

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Choral Society returns to Trinity in its 180th session this year. To mark the occasion we are singing the monumental B minor Mass by J.S. Bach. The first rehearsal will take place in its usual slot; the first Wednesday of school term, this year falling on the 28th of September. Rehearsal starts at 7:30pm but people will be present from 7pm to accommodate the signing up of new members. 

If any of you have been into college, I’m sure you’ll have noticed the scaffolding covering Regent House/House 5. Unfortunately due to the construction Choral Rehearsals will be displaced for the foreseeable future. Enquiries have thankfully offered us Goldsmith Hall on the other end of campus until construction is completed. 

If you have any questions or further inquiries, please do not hesitate to message the facebook page or e-mail us at choral@csc.tcd.ie

Looking forward to seeing you all for a great year of singing!

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Online Ticket Sales Open!

Ticket sales have opened online for our performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah on 23 and 24 March in The Examination Hall, Trinity College! Tickets are available online via Eventbrite (see the tickets link at the top of the webpage), at the door and special student advance tickets will be on sale in the Arts Building on the 21-23 March. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, and Facebook event which will be updated with all the latest news.

 

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Annual General Meeting 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting will take place this Wednesday 24 February at 7pm in Regent House. The list of nominees for the 2016/17 Committee has been posted on our noticeboard in Front Arch. Rehearsals for our Hilary Term performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah continue afterwards! Keep an eye on this site, on Twitter (@udcs) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/Trinitychoral) for all the latest updates and announcements!

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