Kilkenny Arts Festival as part of the The Gathering Ireland present
Kilkenny Arts Festival which celebrates its 40th festival this year is delighted to present GATHERING VOICES as part of The Gathering Ireland initiative and their 40th festival celebrations.
Gathering Voices is a week-long music project taking place throughout Kilkenny Arts Festival August 9-18 2013 and culminating in a performance of the iconic work Carmina Burana by Carl Orff under the direction of the renowned Fergus Sheil. The execution hopes to have a chorus of 150 singers from 20 different countries perform in the surroundings of the 13th century St. Canice’s Cathedral in the Medieval Kilkenny City.
Singers from across the globe are being called to take part in the once-in-a-lifetime event to make history with Ireland’s oldest multi-disciplinary arts festival as well as take part in the inaugural Gathering Ireland.
Participants can travel to Ireland in August, live with singers and families of the established festival choir, rehearse for five days with 150 international chorus members and finally perform in the closing weekend of the festival to an eager audience in the grand surrounds of St. Canice’s Cathedral.
View the promotional video for Gathering Voices here
To secure a place please submit an entry form along with non refundable fee of €50 to the address below. The fee covers the purchase of music, the making of a practise CD, and other administrative costs. Members of Gathering Voices will also be entitled to a reduction in ticket prices to other festival events.Places in Kilkenny Festival Choir are limited in order to maintain a balanced choir. Places will be secured on a ‘first come, first served’ basis after which names will go on a waiting list should there be cancellations.
Kilkenny Festival Choral Project,
c/o Kilkenny Arts Festival,
11 Patricks Court, Patrick Street,
For more information on Gathering Voices email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 00 353 56 7763663 for more details.