Singers and vocal artists wanted for Irish vocal band
Ardú welcomes expressions of interest from singers and vocal artists of all genres and voice types to join our ensemble.
Future plans include a new album recording, competitive performances in Denmark and a tour of Italy, as well as workshops and festival performances in Ireland.
Auditions will be held on August 21/22 with the objective of finalising our lineup by the end of September.
For more information please email [email protected].
Ardú is an award-winning ensemble and a pioneer of contemporary vocal music in Ireland. This vocal band has a busy touring schedule and has so far represented Ireland in international festivals in London, Edinburgh, Finland, Croatia, Austria and Italy. Ardú regularly performs at high profile festivals in Ireland such as the City of Derry International Choir Festival (2020), MusicTown Festival (2020), K Fest (2019) and the Cork International Choral Festival (2018), where they performed alongside Swedish trio Solala. The group has featured on TV and radio including the Ray D’Arcy Show, BBC Proms in your Garden and Sing: Ultimate A Cappella on Sky One. They supported American a cappella group Straight No Chaser at the National Concert Hall, Dublin in September 2019.
Ardú have also won many awards, including first prize in the 2018 Choirs for Christmas competition on RTÉ Lyric FM, and were runners up in the 2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards in the ‘Best Classical/Folk song’ category for their recording of Homeward Bound, arranged by Oliver Lambert. They were also awarded the audience award at the 2019 Vokal.Total festival in Austria.
As ambassadors of the contemporary a cappella genre in Ireland, in 2017 Ardú founded the Irish International A Cappella Festival.