Register Now For First Ever Midlands ‘Come And Sing Day’

Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath and the Association of Irish Choirs will hold a community ‘Come & Sing’ event on Sunday 13th May, 2018. Based in Athlone Institute of Technology, singers and interested choirs will have the opportunity to join together en masse for a major, all-inclusive singing event. World renowned conductor Greg Beardsell (Irish Youth Choir, Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland) will lead the day.

Participating singers will also have a chance to attend workshops in the run up to the main event, which will cover a range of topics and practical activities, from advice on vocal health and hints about choral conducting, to a rare chance to learn from members of one of Ireland’s most exciting a capella groups, Ardú.

Choirs will be guided through the ‘Come & Sing’ day by a team of professional singers and vocal coaches from the Irish Youth Choir and Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath. Accompaniment will be provided on the day by a live band.

This inaugural community ‘Come & Sing’ is part of ‘Singfest’, Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s major annual choral development initiative that gives singers from both counties access to exceptional musical training and singing opportunities. This new ‘Singfest’ event has been initiated as part of the Creative Ireland programme for 2018.

Margaret Broome, Development Officer, Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath, welcomes singers of all ages and levels of experience to get involved: ‘We are looking forward to this community orientated celebration of singing. It’s a first for us and an exciting addition to our calendar of events. It grew out of the positive experiences choirs had working together during the 2016 commemoration events. Our ‘Come & Sing’ day hopes to build on that experience and connect singers and choirs of all ages with their choral community. Being part of the event couldn’t be easier – just sign up, learn the shared repertoire using the online resources we have prepared, and join in the singing fun!’

The ‘Come & Sing’ day is open to singers in Offaly, Westmeath and neighbouring counties. The closing date for registration is Friday 27th April 2018.

EVENT INFORMATION

What? Singfest Community ‘Come & Sing’ Day
When? Sunday 13th May 2018, 11am – 4.30pm
Where? Athlone Institute of Technology
Cost: €15 per singer

Limited places are still available.
Deadline for registrationFriday, 27th April 2018.
Find out more and register online: www.musicgenerationoffalywestmeath.ie or by email at musicgen@offalycoco.ie

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