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Our most recent event was the performance of Haydn’s Creation at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray, Co. Wicklow on April 27th 8pm.
Tenor, Ross Scanlon was one of the soloists on the night. Ross started singing whilst a pupil at St. Kilian’s, where Bray Choral Society Music Director Frank Kelly teaches.
Anna Devin, also performed on the night, a member of the choir herself, and has since gone on to sing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Glyndebourne.
A third soloist, Jeffrey Ledwidge, joined them to form a trio of wonderful singers with international reputations. The Creation is an oratorio written between 1796 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn, and considered by many to be his masterpiece.
Bray Choral Society and Wicklow Choral Society, both directed by Frank Kelly, will both perform at the concert at Shoreline Leisure Centre.
Individual singers are invited to join in Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 (Choral.)
Beethoven’s Choral Symphony is one of the most uplifting works of the entire orchestral and choral repertoire. The famous Ode to Joy in the final movement is a triumph of joy and optimism. The symphony is a very large undertaking and, as such, is rarely performed. It requires a symphony orchestra of about 70 players, a large choir and four top vocal soloists. This project is on a unique scale and promises to be a memorable performance.
Singers wishing to take part in this project will be expected to attend up to six rehearsals in either Wicklow or Bray over the course of the coming months and to prepare in between with the aid of a rehearsal CD.
This project is supported by The Arts Council and Wicklow County Arts Office and produced by Wide Open Music – led by conductor Fergus Sheil. To register interest contact Ann Catherine Nolan on (087) 972 3059 or email@example.com, indicating your voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, bass.)