Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland – Accepting New Members
The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland provides exceptional performance opportunities and outstanding orchestral training for young people. If you are a young musician between the ages of 12 and 24 years, who is passionate about music, not afraid of hard work and wants to work with like-minded young people, now is your chance!
CBOI members get the opportunity to perform in our Peace Proms Arena Tour each year. This involves up to 15 concerts where members perform to audiences in excess of 80,000 people in iconic arenas throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK including the SSE Arena, Belfast; the RDS Arena, Dublin and the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. CBOI members get the opportunity to perform to a high professional standard, and work with leading conductors and professional musician. CBOI’s conductor Mr. Greg Beardsell, is one of the most outstanding conductors of his generation, and is considered a leading light in music education and performance.
CBOI has had the honour of performing for USA President Barak Obama at the White House, Washington D.C. and Queen Elizabeth II at Hillsborough Castle in 2016. The Orchestra has travelled extensively and performed in many top venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall New York, and the Royal Albert Hall, London, and the World Trade Expo Shanghai where they won an international music award for ‘Outstanding Performance’. With CBOI celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2020, an international tour may be on the cards!
The CBOI accepts members from every county in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants should be between 12 and 24 years. Applications will also be considered from accomplished adults who would value the exceptional opportunities provided by the CBOI. Rehearsals take place on 3 Sundays per month from August to January, in Dundalk. Concerts take place at weekends from January to March. CBOI is in recess from mid-March until August to facilitate members taking school & college exams. All orchestral instrumentalists may apply. Bagpipers may also apply. Minimum standard required, full terms and conditions, rehearsal and performance schedule, and online application are available on our website www.cboi.ie New applicants should be in a position to join from August 2019.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 28th June. EMAIL info [at] cboi.ie for information.