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Dayl Cronin will charm UCH

Dayl Cronin will charm UCH

| April 19, 2017

SEMI FINALIST on RTE’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and former boyband member Dayl Cronin will star in this year’s panto, ‘Cinderella’, at University Concert Hall. Originally tipped as one of the DWTS favourites, Dayl and his dance partner Ksenia Zsikhotska made it all the way to the semi-finals of the hotly contested RTÉ show. Dayl […]

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Summer Proms from University of Limerick Orchestra

Summer Proms from University of Limerick Orchestra

| April 17, 2017

UNIVERSITY of Limerick Orchestra presents a Summer Proms Concert at UCH on Saturday May 6, 8pm under the baton of conductor Liam Daly. The Orchestra celebrates its silver anniversary since beginning with just 23 members, taking from Gustav Holst’s ‘Brook Green Suite’- one of the first works performed at their inaugural concert. Guest soloist will […]

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Exceptional young artists tipped as Rising Stars

Exceptional young artists tipped as Rising Stars

| April 14, 2017

HOW do brilliant young musicians and singers fare when out of college, post-grad degrees done and prizes shone? When do they take to a concert house proper? We don’t consider this when attending a venue for opera or proms, enjoying as due process the gift of music made possible by established, contracted professionals. University Concert […]

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Music, poetry and romance from Chamber Orchestra

Music, poetry and romance from Chamber Orchestra

| April 10, 2017

IRISH Chamber Orchestra presents ’New World’, a programme of Romantic music by Dvorák, Barber and Schoenberg that will conducted by Thomas Zehetmair at UCH on Thursday April 13, 8pm. From Salzburg, Thomas Zehetmair is acclaimed as a conductor and chamber musician. He is artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as principal […]

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Dorothy in the land of Oz

Dorothy in the land of Oz

| April 6, 2017

SPRING is bustin’ out all over as Expressive Arts Theatre School steals a march on Easter with the presentation of not one, but three consecutive shows at UCH on Monday April 10, Tuesday 11, 7.30pm. The women behind ‘The Wiz’ and other stories are Pearl Kiely and May O’Halloran. Working partners for three decades, they […]

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Puccini’s Bohemian rhapsody of Paris demi-monde

Puccini’s Bohemian rhapsody of Paris demi-monde

| April 2, 2017

ELLEN Kent’s production of ‘La Boheme’ at UCH for Good Friday April 14 brings delightful extras to Puccini’s ode to 19th century Paris. No, Arts page is not alluding to walk-on parts but to other call outs: one for a ‘frou frou’ dog to accompany Musetta to the Café Momas scene and two, the chance […]

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Sarah Dolan for premier with Limerick Choral Union

Sarah Dolan for premier with Limerick Choral Union

| November 27, 2016

OUR 1000-seater concert hall will open in the spirit of Christmas brought to us in oratario glory by Limerick Choral Union and Orchestra. Their concert takes place on Sunday December 4 at 8pm in UCH, with guest choir The Gúnas, operatic soprano Sarah Dolan and Dublin trumpeter Will Palmer. LCU’s musical director of 21 years, […]

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Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

Rich and challenging concerts will define ICO’s next season

| July 23, 2016

IRISH Chamber Orchestra has committed to a mega-watt fifth season working with artistic partners Hungarian conductor Gábor Tákacs Nagy and clarinettist/ composer Jörg Widmann – and their individual innovative concepts. We can look forward to the experience of world class soloists and concerts placed between UCH and St Mary’s Cathedral in the city centre. On […]

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#music Limerick show for Don McLean

#music Limerick show for Don McLean

| May 8, 2015

Legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean has added a Limerick date to his upcoming American Troubadour World Tour. His 1971 album ‘American Pie’ spent seven weeks at the top of the charts and its title track made him an international star. ‘American Pie’ was named the fifth greatest song of the 20th Century by the NEA-RIAA (after, […]

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‘spirestone’ set for Good Friday world premiere in Limerick

‘spirestone’ set for Good Friday world premiere in Limerick

| April 3, 2014

THE University Concert Hall will showcase the world premiere performance of ‘spirestone’, a choral work written about life in Limerick, on Good Friday, April 18. The performance forms part of Limerick Choral Union’s 50th anniversary concert and it is the result of a collaboration between alto singer Mary Coll and composer Fiona Linnane. ‘spirestone’ is a […]

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