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The Choral Music Experience
Setanta is a mixed voice choir based in Dundalk, Ireland. It was formed in 1978 and has since grown to a current membership of over 60. Its dedication to choral music of all genres has produced some spectacular performances over the years.From a small initial gathering, the choir has flourished and is widely recognised as an important contributor to choral music and cultural life of this area.
The choir has sung choral music in many major venues at home and abroad. Venues include The National Concert Hall, Dublin, the Waterfront in Belfast and most recently Carnegie Hall, New York.
Setanta is a non-profit organisation. Much of the money raised on public performances and events goes to benefit many charities both locally and abroad.
At the heart of the choir is an abiding love for the performance of choral music.
Setanta just loves to perform and the ethos of the choir is to entertain and have fun whilst doing it.
Scientific research has shown that singing, and choral singing, in particular, brings major benefits to mind and body.
As one choir member says ‘I come to choir and for those hours my worries are forgotten.’
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In its Silver Jubilee year, Setanta Choir commissioned Dr. Eibhlis Farrell a local composer to compose a work for soprano, choir and orchestra. The work was based on the famous Táin legend from which the choir took its name.
The Táin was performed to great acclaim in Dundalk Institute of Technology with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Proinnsías Ó’Duinn in the presence of President Mary McAleese.
In 2018 Setanta will celebrate 40 years of Choral Music. The plan is to stage a spectacular performance to top all our performances to date. We haven’t decided the what or the where right now, but will post details as they emerge. Watch this space!!!
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