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First Rehearsal of 2020

A very happy new year from all of us here at the Choral Society.

We are delighted to announce that this Hilary Term we will have the opportunity to perform the contrasting pieces of

Bach Magnificat
&
Rutter Magnificat

Our first rehearsal of term will be held tonight, Wednesday the 22nd of January 2020 from 7-9pm in Regent House, Front Square, Trinity College Dublin. If you would like to join us you are more than welcome to come along, no audition required! We rehearse weekly and will be accepting sign ups until the 5th of February.

 

Our concerts this term are proudly supported by the Trinity Association and Trust @TCDTrust

The Trinity Association & Trust provides grant support for a wide variety of College projects where funding is not available from mainstream resources.

One of the main sources of funding for the Trinity Association & Trust comes from the Trinity Affinity Credit Card. With over 10,000 cardholders to date, a percentage of the annual turnover on these cards is donated back to College by Bank of Ireland. The more graduates and staff join, the more Trinity benefits.

All income from the Trinity Affinity credit card supports the work of the Trust in providing grant support for the unique Trinity educational experience in areas such as Academic Research, Student Welfare, Student Travel, Clubs and Societies. The Bank of Ireland donation from your annual spend comes at no cost to you and without any disclosure of confidential account details.

Further information: https://www.tcd.ie/alumni/services/affinity-credit-card/

We hope you will join us for an exciting term ahead,

 

Regards,

 

Áine Dineen

Hon. Secretary

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Freshers week 2019

Welcome back to a brand new year with DU Choral Society!  Come find us at our Freshers Fair stand to renew your membership or join up for the first time – we’re armed and ready with free donut vouchers and guaranteed addition to the mailing list (we PROMISE).  Alternatively, feel free to sign-up at our first rehearsal of the year:

1ST REHEARSAL

WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

COLLEGE CHAPEL

6.30 – 9.00PM

Returning members will know the long process of signing-up and payment of score deposits at first rehearsal, so where it is humanly possible the committee would hugely appreciate timely arrival at 6.30pm.  Refundable score deposits are €10!!!  Please be aware that without a valid score deposit, we cannot provide you with a score for the semester/year.

Following the rehearsal we will be heading out on the town for our traditional platters and pints (the food is on us)!

Every Wednesday night from the 18th Sept onwards will see us gathering in Regent House for rehearsals from 7.00 – 9.00pm as per usual.

 

See you soon!

Isobel x

Treasurer UDCS

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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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Freshers Week 2018 and First Rehearsal!

Tomorrow marks the start of the 2018/19 academic year, and we could not be more excited! Freshers Week will run from 3-7 September, and Choral will have a stand each day from 9am-4pm. Be sure to drop by and sign up for the year.

Our first rehearsal will run from 6.30-9pm in Regent House (above Front Arch) on Wednesday 12th 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 welcome to join us as we prepare for our performances of Haydn's Nelson Mass in November. If you have any further questions, please get in touch via our contact us page.

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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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New term approaches – new members welcome!

We’re now finally in 2018, which means that Choral will be returning to action very soon! Our main concert this term will be two performances of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle during the week of the 19th of March.

New members are more than welcome to join the choir for the upcoming term. Our rehearsals take place on Wednesdays in Regent House (above front arch) from 7-9pm. However, there will be a change of venue for the first rehearsal on Wednesday 17th January. This rehearsal will be in room 3074 in the Arts Building (3rd floor) from 7-9pm. We accept singers of all levels of experience. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch 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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