Join Headstrong and the Irish Youth Choir as they celebrate their 30th anniversary
The Irish Youth Choir comprises over 100 of Ireland’s finest singers, aged between 18 and 28. Under dynamic conductor Greg Beardsell, the choir is fast becoming renowned for its visceral and profoundly moving performances. These truly virtuosic singers have spent the past week in intensive rehearsal at University of Limerick working with leading tutors and conductors. In this, its 30th anniversary year, the choir present Soundworlds: a tribute to all free-thinkers, free-imaginers and free-singers, past and present, featuring pieces by Mozart, Haydn and Arvo Pärt alongside the world premiere of a new piece by innovative Irish composer Jonathan Nangle. This piece was made possible through the Arts Council commissioning scheme.
Their headline concert takes place on Sunday July 1st at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
In a brand new initiative, the Irish Youth Choir are partnering with Headstrong. This association will help show how the power and beauty of choral music can be a force for good in youth mental health. Speaking about the partnership, Headstrong’s Founder Director Tony Bates said, “We are delighted to be part of the Irish Youth Choir’s 30th Anniversary this year. Young people turn to music everyday to express what they feel, their loneliness and their joy. Music can put all of us back in touch with ourselves and bring us comfort in our darkest moments.” Proceeds from the St Patrick’s Cathedral concert will be dedicated to Headstrong’s ongoing campaign to change how Ireland thinks about young people and their mental health.
Tickets are available through the University Concert Hall website on http://www.uch.ie/other_venues.html
For more information, you can contact our Fundraising Officer Orlaith on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 472 7054