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Biographies Cappella Lyrica [IRELAND]

DIT Chamber Choir [IRELAND]

Conductor: Maria Judge

Conductor: Bernie Sherlock

Cappella Lyrica is an equal-voice choir comprised of students of the Music, Pop and Drama programmes at the CIT Cork School of Music. Its repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary works. Cappella Lyrica sang in public for the first time in early 2011 participating in the first performance in Cork of Britten’s St Nicholas Cantata. Cappella Lyrica’s programmes regularly feature the compositions of established and emerging Irish composers, particularly and those works in the Irish language. In September 2017, the choir collaborated with Crash Ensemble to give the first performance of Out Into by Emily Hall at the Sounds of a Safe Harbour Festival in Cork. In competitive performances Cappella Lyrica has been successful at the Cork and City of Derry International Choral Festivals and also at the Limerick Church Music Festival.

The DIT Chamber Choir is a vocal ensemble of the Dublin-based DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. It provides singers with essential development and experience in numerous areas including ensemble, blend and vocal control, musicianship and performance. As well as giving regular concerts, the choir participates in competitions, twice winning first prize in the National Chamber Choir competition at the Cork International Choral Festival. Under the direction of conductor Bernie Sherlock, the choir has won the Feis Ceoil Culwick Cup for chamber choir on seven occasions and also released its first CD – Carols for Christmas. In the 2017 Feis Ceol, the DIT Chamber Choir was awarded the Clef Club Award, the Culwick Cup and the Oliver O’Brien prize for the best overall adult choir. Bernie Sherlock studied choral conducting with Peter Erdei and Ildikó Herboly Kocsár in Hungary, followed by orchestral conducting with Gerhard Markson in Dublin.

WHEN & WHERE: Friday 20th April 11am Fringe Concert: Freemasons’ Hall Friday 20th April, 4pm Choir Meet & Greet: City Hall Saturday 21st April, 8pm International Fleischmann Gala: City Hall Sunday 22nd April, 5pm Festival Awards: City Hall Sunday 22nd April, 8pm Closing Gala: City Hall

WHEN & WHERE: Friday 20th April, 4pm Choir Meet & Greet: 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, 3.30pm 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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