A HOMECOMING CONCERT: ANNE O'BYRNE & FRIENDS
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Wednesday, 1st July at 8:00pm
Along with the enchanting singing of this evening's star soprano, ANNE O'BYRNE, the concert will feature the wonderful rich sounds of the Guinness Choir and the Lismorahaun Singers singing a range of music from Mozart to Irish folk songs; spirituals to Billy Joel. As well as vocal music from operas by Rossini, Bizet, Puccini, and Verdi, there'll be numbers from Porgy and Bess, Showboat, and The Sound of Music. We'll have Kenneth Edge's jazz saxophone in songs by Duke Ellington and Fats Waller; David Agnew will play his beautiful 'Gabriel's Oboe', and pianist Charles Staples will give us some rhapsodic music by Liszt- so there truly is something for everyone! - and of course all concert profits will be divided equally between ISPCC Childline and Dublin Simon Community, so this is something important we can do to make a difference for the young and the homeless people in our community.
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday1st July 2015, 8 pm
A warm Co. Clare welcome to our home on the web.
The Lismorahaun Singers is a unique choir based in North Clare on the west coast of Ireland. We are a non-auditioned choir of amateur singers who like to take on challenging works and to share the joy of singing with our community.
We create choral music because we love to sing. It is our wish to enjoin the whole of our community in song and to extend the boundaries of that singing as far as we can reach across the world.
(more about our repertoire & philosophy...)
Founded in 1999 by a group of 10 people who wished to simply sing for a Christmas Mass in the Fanore Parish Church we are now some 70 members strong, our ages ranging from 7 to 70s.
(find out how to join us...)
Our founding musical director and conductor is Archie Simpson who has guided the choir in the technique of ‘open singing’ that gives us our unique sound (more about our history...)
Our homes are in the villages and countryside of the karst-scraped Burren to the south of Galway Bay and the drumlin hills to the north of the Shannon Estuary. This is an area where traditional Irish music has long been cherished and flourishes today as it has done for centuries. We are the other musical face of the region: we sing choral works from the canon of classical music.
We perform both locally and abroad and our concerts alternate between an ensemble of classical pieces and a major work. (upcoming events ....)