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Biographies

Fleischmann Competitive Choirs The Academy Chamber Choir

Adolf Fredrik Church’s Chamber Choir [SWEDEN]

[IRELAND] Conductor: Ciaran Brady

Conductor: Christoffer Holgersson

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The Academy Chamber Choir was founded in September 2007 as part of a performing group’s initiative undertaken by The Academy of Music in Tullamore. They have had huge success in almost every national choral festival including many awards at Cork International Choral Festival. The choir’s successes include Ireland’s National Choir of the Year in 2012 and 2017 at Navan Choral Festival and First Place at the Early Music Competition, Sacred Music Competition and Choir of the Year at Limerick Choral Festival 2017. They represented Ireland at “Miltenberg International Choral Festival” in 2016 where they came third. Ciaran Brady is Director of The Academy of Music in Tullamore and is Vocal Coach and Performance Tutor at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Ciaran has an Honour’s Master’s degree in Music and vocal performance from N.U.I. Maynooth.

Adolf Fredrik Church’s Chamber Choir is a mixed choir located in Stockholm, Sweden. The choir was founded in 2000 as a Youth Choir and reformed into a Chamber Choir in the fall of 2016. Their repertoire is mostly classical and the choir has collaborated with, among others, the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. AFCC has participated in major international contests and has won several awards in choir competitions. Most recently, the choir participated in the XIV International Choir Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, where it was awarded gold in the Chamber Choir category, second place in the Contemporary Music category, and won the Grand Prix of the entire festival. Christoffer Holgersson is the conductor and artistic director of AFCC since 2011.

WHEN & WHERE:

WHEN & WHERE:

Friday 20th April, 4pm Choir Meet & Greet: City Hall

Friday 20th April, 1.10pm Fringe Concert: Choirs at Christchurch, Triskel Christchurch Friday 20th April, 4pm Choir Meet & Greet: City Hall Saturday 21st April, 8pm International Fleischmann Gala: City Hall Sunday 22nd April, 11am Sacred Trail: St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock Sunday 22nd April, 3.15pm Afternoons in the Atrium: Clayton Hotel Sunday 22nd April, 5pm Festival Awards: City Hall Sunday 22nd April, 8pm Closing Gala: City Hall

Saturday 21st April, 8pm International Fleischmann Gala: City Hall Sunday 22nd April, 10am National Competition for Ireland’s Choir of the Year: City Hall Sunday 22nd April, 3pm Afternoons in the Atrium: Clayton Hotel Sunday 22nd April, 5pm Festival Awards: City Hall Sunday 22nd April, 8pm Closing Gala: City Hall

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Cork International Choral Festival - 2018 Programme  
Cork International Choral Festival - 2018 Programme  
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