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Setanta – Gala Concert – Dundalk

Celebrating 40 Years of Choral Singing

Setanta are delighted to announce that they will be working with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and well know celebrity conductor David Brophy to celebrate 40 years of choral singing.

The Gala Concert will take place in St. Patrick’s Church Dundalk on Sunday 25th February 2018,with kind permission from Fr. Mark O’Hagan. The programme will feature the beautiful choral favourite by Mozart, The Coronation Mass. The choir will also perform some of your favourite Opera Choruses as well as excerpts from The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins.

Tickets are €25.00 each and can be purchased at the Greenmount Restaurant, Clanbrassil Street Dundalk.  It is advisable to purchase tickets now as sales are heavy and we expect to be sold out by the night of the concert. 

David Brophy Conductor

David Brophy Conductor

Setanta are delighted that Maestro Brophy has agreed to direct this concert on what for us is indeed a very special concert. He is probably best known for his work in recent times with The High Hopes Choir and The Choir of Ages that aired recently on RTÉ, however he is regarded as the leading Irish conductor of his generation. His career, while primarily based in Ireland, has taken him to many parts of Europe, Africa, America and Canada. He studied in Ireland, England and Holland, was appointed apprentice conductor with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and was subsequently the first person to be appointed assistant conductor with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

David has collaborated with many internationally acclaimed soloists, among them, Tasmin Little and Lesley Garret, and conducted the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the spectacular opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games in 2003 and more recently the premiere of One Hundred Years a Nation, a new orchestral and choral work to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Collins Barracks in 2016.

To read more about the soloists, click on their image below.

Jennifer Murphy - Violinist

Jennifer Murphy Violinist

Sharon Carty Mezzo Soprano

Sharon Carty Mezzo Soprano

Eileen Coyle - Soprano

Eileen Coyle  Soprano

Eugene Ginty Tenor

Eugene Ginty  Tenor

Christopher Cull - Bass

Christopher Cull Bass