New Youth Orchestra Triumphs At Spectacular Gala Concert In AIT

Following months of rehearsals, members of Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s developmental orchestral programme ‘Sinfonietta’ gave their first major public performance last Saturday, 21 April. The programme which was open to 11-19 year-olds in both counties was developed in partnership with Maynooth University Department of Music. The young ensemble worked tirelessly to prepare for the event with […]

The Midlands are Alive with the Sound of Singing!

In June more than 1,500 children and young people will flock to Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) for a three-day festival of choral singing to mark the culmination of Singfest 2017. Developed out of a groundbreaking choral residency presented by Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath (MGOW) in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs, Singfest 2017 will […]

1,000 Young Singers from Offaly and Westmeath to Hit the High Notes at Spectacular Music Generation ‘Singfest 2016’ Gala Concert on Saturday 11 June

Athlone Institute of Technology Saturday 11 June, 4pm   More than 1,000 singers from Music Generation Offaly Westmeath (MGOW) will raise their voices and join international choral conductor Greg Beardsell for a very special Gala Concert on Saturday 11 June 2016 in Athlone, marking the conclusion of Singfest 2016 – a ground-breaking choral residency developed by […]

Midland’s Young Musicians Take Part In First Ever Royal Irish Academy Of Music Regional Wind Festival, Athlone

On Sunday 6 March young musicians came together from four community-based wind bands for the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) first ever Regional Wind Festival, held in partnership with Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath (MGOW).   Around 100 young musicians, including members of Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s growing ensemble, the Athlone Schools Orchestra, and the cadet band […]