Limerick Sings Choral Festival
Limerick Sings International Choral Festival 2017 is a great fun weekend of singing, sightseeing and entertainment! The Augustinians invite you to a special “pop up” lunch concert here in St. Augustine’s on Saturday 24th June at 1pm.
The 5th annual Limerick Sings International Choral Festival takes place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June with over two hundred American choristers joining local and national choirs for a wonderful weekend of singing. A non-competitive festival, Limerick Sings is presented annually by Campus Life Services and University Concert Hall and will see a variety of choral performances and events taking place throughout Limerick city and county, as well as further afield to the mighty Cliffs of Moher.
Choristers and audiences can look forward to performances in spectacular venues including St. John’s Cathedral, University Concert Hall and Holy Trinity Abbey Church Adare. The Cliffs of Moher will provide the stunning backdrop for a “Big Sing” on Friday 23rd June when over 100 singers will join together for a poignant rendition of “O Danny Boy”. There will also be a choral trail culminating in a performance in the Augustinian Church, as well as the eagerly anticipated vocal workshop with Anúna, which takes place on the morning of Saturday 24th June and is open to individual singers and choristers not otherwise taking part in the festival.
On Saturday 24th from 1.00 –2.00pm the Augustinians will be hosting an afternoon Youth Concert with three children’s choir taking part.The Fairfield County Children’s Choir (Connecticut, USA), the Burren Children’s Choir Co. Clare, and the Murroe Church Junior Choir. As Limerick is set to resonate with the sound of music across these four days we would like to invite you to come and show your support for this wonderful Festival of Music.
Limerick Sings is a choral festival designed to offer choirs of all traditions an opportunity to come together for a summer event of festive fun without the demands of a competition. Limerick City has a strong tradition of choral, opera and musical theater dating back to the 19th century and offers a host of venues, the opportunity to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, delightful apartment style accommodation on the University of Limerick Campus and a great welcome from Limerick choristers! Limerick has a long and very fine tradition of choral, opera and musical theater. The festival weekend is designed to offer choirs the opportunity to sing in some of Ireland’s finest music venues in the company of choristers from other countries and traditions of singing. It also offers a social programme to entertain you and provide a chance to meet your local Irish hosts from Limerick choirs. Further information in the Limerick Sings 2017 Brochure
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