€22.20

Defence Forces Training Centre Gala Concert

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Saint Brigid's Catholic Church

Garrison Church

Curragh Camp

Ireland

View Map

Event description
The Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC) will host a Gala Evening of Music and Song on Sunday 10th Nov 2019 at 730pm.

About this Event

On Sunday, 10th Nov 2019, the Defence Forces Training Centre will host a Gala Benefit Concert. In addition to providing an enjoyable evening of music and culture, this event will raise much needed funds for the Curragh Lourdes Fund and the Curragh Military Museum.

This years event will include the following:

Emma Nash- Soprano

Cork soprano Emma Nash graduated with distinction from the M.A. in Opera Performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2015 where she was winner of the Lee Freeman Scholarship Prize, the Dolan Evans Award and a Leverhulme Scholarship. She went on to win the PWC/Wexford Festival Opera “Emerging Young Artist” bursary and the UCH Limerick “Rising Star” Award.

She made her Irish National Opera debut in 2018 in the company’s critically acclaimed production of Gluck’s ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ for which The Sunday Independent praised her “powerfully soaring Amore”. She returns to the INO this season to sing the roles of Sandman and Dew-Fairy in a nationwide tour of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel which opens at The Abbey Theatre in 2020.

Earlier this year Emma was invited to sing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gavin Maloney, as part of Lyric FM’s 20th Birthday Gala, broadcast live from The National Concert Hall. Prior to this she made her debut with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra singing live on RTÉ Lyric FM’s Classic Drive with Lorcan Murray. This September Emma was invited to join the prestigious Monteverdi Choir, led by John Eliot Gardiner, on a European tour of Berlioz’s first opera ‘Benvenuto Cellini’.

Emma has multiple operatic roles to her credit. Here at home she has performed at Wexford Festival Opera and Cork Opera House, while her performance venues abroad have included the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Festival Berlioz in La Côte-St-André, Berliner Festspiele in Berlin, the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall London and the Opéra Royal at the Palace of Versailles.

Emma has been described as “captivating” (Irish Times) and a soprano with an “exciting, individualised vocal colour” (Opera Today).

Paul Linehan- Tenor

Paul Linehan is an experienced tenor who has performed both nationally and internationally on the concert circuit. A former winner of the Tenor Solo Competition at the Feis Ceoil, he has studied vocal technique with Dr. Veronica Dunne, Regina Nathan and interpretation with the late Jeannie Reddin-McDonald. He is a regular performer with the Drawing Room Opera Company, Baldonnel Singers, The Army No.1 Band and has guested with several other choirs. His repertoire includes arias from the Grand Operas, operetta, sacred music and songs from musical theatre, as well as popular drawing-room ballads and songs from the Irish tradition.

Paul released his first solo album "A Tenor's Keepsake" in 2014. Two years later, as part of the celebrations for commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising, he was asked to perform in "16 Letters", a documentary commissioned by RTE, illustrating some of the personal stories of people at the time through the letters they had written. It was recorded in Dublin's GPO, the epicentre of the Rising, and hosted by Ryan Tubridy. Subsequent to this, Paul had the honour of singing in New York City to commemorate the arrival of Annie Moore, the first person through Ellis Island in 1892, who happens to be his first cousin (four generations removed).

His most recent project is “Birth of a Nation”, a show which is set in the period preceding the achievement of Irish Independence in 1922, a time of great change and upheaval in the country. The show reflects the lives and hopes of a people yearning to be free, through the songs, music, poetry and stories of centuries past. A multi-media package, consisting of two DVDs and a CD of the show, has just been released.

Baldonnel Singers

Baldonnel Singers is a four-part male voice ensemble founded in 2003 and since then have performed at a range of concerts and special events throughout the country. Stand-out occasions have included performances in the National Concert Hall with Celine Byrne, in Lansdowne Road at the invitation of the IRFU, at Farmleigh House and in 2013 three performances at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham with tenors Paul Linehan and Patrick Hyland as part of Ireland's Presidency of the European Union.

The choir are regular performers in the Naas area, around Co. Kildare, and throughout the country in aid of local and national charities as well as attending choral competitions and music festivals in Ireland and in Europe with recent performances in Barcelona, Prague and this year in Santiago de Compostela.

The choir, which numbers up to 30, continues to develop a wide repertoire, including famous opera choruses, musical standards, and popular world and Irish favourites. Members are from a wide range of occupations, including Self-employed, Business and Commerce, Communications, IT and the Military, along with several retired from full-time work.

David Lanigan – Musical Director. David is in his fifth term as Musical Director, having worked with the choir in various capacities since 2006. He is a Music and Education graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and is a full-time teacher of Music, History and CSPE at St. Mary's College, Naas. An accomplished musician himself, David strives in his musical direction to bring great colour and expression to the choir's performances.

Anne Cullen – Piano Accompanist. Anne is a Music and Irish graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and the College of Music DIT in both piano and violin. She recently graduated with an MA (Hons.) Degree in Music Performance from Cork IT. A secondary school teacher by profession she has performed with many groups including the RTE orchestras and choirs as well as many musical and dramatic societies, choirs and soloists throughout the country. At present, in addition to being the permanent accompanist for Baldonnel Singers, Anne also accompanies the Limerick Choral Union and directs Killaloe Male Voice Choir.

Army No.1 Band

The Army No. 1 Band was formed in 1923 and gave its first public performance under the direction of Colonel Fritz Braze at the Theatre Royal, Dublin in October of that year. The Band, the first of four four military bands established between 1923 and 1936 has returned its original title.

The No. 1 Band has performed at all major ceremonial occasions since the foundation of the state, including all Presidential Inaugurations from that of President Douglas Hyde to present day.

Concert engagements at the National Concert Hall, recitals in St. Stephens Green, Dublin and a highly successful Schools Concerts programme are a regular part of the bands life. The band has performed at festival and military tattoos in Italy, Holland, France and Germany. Since 2010 Captain Fergal Carroll has had the responsibility for the administration and musical direction of the Army No. 1 Band.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Saint Brigid's Catholic Church

Garrison Church

Curragh Camp

Ireland

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved