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Performance: The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin

March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

The Choral Scholars of the University College of Dublin became a viral sensation for Invisible Stars, reaching an audience of 10 Million.

Join us for an intimite performance at the American Irish Historical Society on Fifth Avenue from the world class UCD Choral Scholars.

Here they are performing Black Is The Color

On March 13th, the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin will celebrate their 20th anniversary and the release of their new Signum recording, Perpetual Twilight, with a performance at the American Irish Historical Society. Under the artistic direction of Desmond Earley, the Choral Scholars has become Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble.

Timed to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day, the performance entitled Imagine Ireland: Songs of Home and Perpetual Twilight – due for release on March 1st – feature a collection of new choral music inspired by the evocative imagery of the natural world in traditional Irish and Scottish folksong and poetry.

“Song is central to the Irish musical imagination,” Earley recently told public radio’s New Classical Tracks. “And a glimpse at Irish history would reveal a whole catalog of songs exploring themes of loss, happiness, emigration, lamenting.” In Gramophone Magazine, Earley went on to say, “It is not difficult to see why song is so important (perhaps now more than ever) to Irish culture and the Irish musical imagination: song is about identity, relating back to our shared history, and it is about the future.”

Perpetual Twilight is the follow-up to the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin’s bestselling 2016 album Invisible Stars, their debut album of Irish and Scottish choral music on Signum Records. With over 1.5 million streams on Spotify, Invisible Stars was one of the most successful choral releases of 2016.

Since its founding in 1999, the choir has maintained strong links with its family of over two hundred alumni. With a focus and inspiration found in the music and literature of Ireland, the ensemble’s song collection ranges from contemporary choral music to the re-imagining of Irish traditional music.

AIHS Members: $35

Non Members: $55

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Details

Date:
March 13, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm

Venue

American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
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The American Irish Historical Society
The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
991 Fifth Avenue
New York
NY
10028
United States

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