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SETANTA CHOIR TO PERFORM IN CARNEGIE HALL

SETANTA CHOIR TO PERFORM IN CARNEGIE HALL

Posted by cathie in News Archives 11 Sep 2014

SETANTA CHOIR TO PERFORM THE PEACEMAKERS IN CARNEGIE HALL

Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) are deligthted to announce that Ms. Una Murphy and Setanta Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance will be at Carnegie Hall on Monday, January 19, 2015. These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Dr. Karl Jenkins will be present as composer-in-residence with DCINY’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan Griffith as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency.

Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that Ms. Una Murphy and Setanta Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance will be at Carnegie Hall on Monday, January 19, 2015. These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Dr. Karl Jenkins will be present as composer-in-residence with DCINY’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan Griffith as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Setanta Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

The singers will spend 5 days and 4 nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. “The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the 5 day residency.” says Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City. However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.” Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Ms. Una Murphy at enquiries@setantachoir.com.
Karl Jenkins, educated at Gowerton Grammar School, Cardiff University and the Royal Academy of Music, London, is one of the most prolific, popular and performed composers in the world today. The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace alone has been performed over 700 times in 20 different countries since the CD was released, while his recorded output has resulted in 17 gold and platinum disc awards.
His style and integrity have transcended musical boundaries encompassing jazz-rock with Soft Machine, the global ‘crossover’ phenomenon Adiemus, soundtracks for Levis and British Airways, while stopping off along the way to score a Kiefer Sutherland movie, be a castaway on BBC “Desert Island

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