Miserere - A Choral Masterpiece
Ardú Vocal Ensemble present this classic choral work in a unique immersive performance in the ambient acoustic of Dublin’s City Hall.
Also featuring renowned french choir Les Petits Chanteurs De Strasbourg as well as the debut of Ardú’s Apprentices (students from Dundalk Institute of Technology), this Easter chant will be heard from all parts of the dome for a lamentative experience suited to the time of the year.
Also featuring works by Tavener, Rachmaninof, Rheinberger, Handel, Purcell and Dowland.
Tickets €20/€15 available now from https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/miserere-a-choral-masterpiece-tickets-32596156983
Les Petits Chanteurs de Strasbourg comprises three children and youth choirs and a male voice choir, with a total of 90 to 100 singers. Boys and girls are admitted from 7 to 18 years of age.
Founded in September 2001, the choir has a twofold mission: running a high quality children’s and youth choir and educating young singers. Since its 2006 2007 season, its association with the Opera national du Rhin has illustrated the value and the seriousness of its work and has opened doors to invaluable human and artistic experiences. They perform in many concerts and opera performances. Their annyal tours bring the charm and quality of their repertoire not only to other parts of France and abroad.
Ardú Vocal Ensemble is one of Ireland’s premier vocal groups. Established in 2013, Ardú have pioneered the genre of modern a cappella in Ireland, performing to sold out audiences at venues such as Hugh Lane Gallery, National Maritime
Museum, The Button Factory, Freemasons’ Hall and Unitarian Chuch. Ardú have also performed at the London A Cappella Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2015 Ardú released their debut full-length album which has recieved airplay on RTÉ Lyric FM and
BBC Radio Radio Ulster as well as international playlists. 2016 Saw the launch of Ireland’s A Cappella Competition, devised by Ciarán Kelly and hosted by Ardú. 2017 sees Ardú take up a position of artists in residence at An Táin Theatre, Co. Louth.
Ardú Apprentices will comprise of some of the finest young singers currently studying at DKIT in Dundalk. They will perform at several concerts with Ardú throughout 2017 as part of Ardú’s residency at An Táin Theatre, giving the young singers a true experience of professional singing and an opportunity to showcase their talents nationwide.
Presented as part of MusicTown Festival 2017. Now in its third year, MusicTown celebrates the rich music heritage and contemporary artistic lifeblood of Dublin City, one of the world’s most musical cities. Full programme details from www.musictown.ie
Published on 19 March 2017