This year’s Gala Concert in St. Patricks Church, Donabate sees the return of some old favourites alongside new acts which we hope you will all enjoy.
Back again are The Young Dublin Symphonia, The Blanchardstown Brass Band, Navan Community Singers, Dublin Brass, our own David Scott and Saoirse.
Also from the peninsula are Laura Shields and Vincent Oliver.
Venue; St. Patricks Church, Donabate.
Friday 13th. Sept>>>>>>>>
Young Dublin Symphonia
Young Dublin Symphonia (YDS) is a string ensemble based in North County Dublin. It is open to students of music between the ages of twelve and twenty-one.
General manager; Bjarke Gundersen.——-
Blanchardstown Brass Band
The Band plays in a wide variety of venues during the summer months such as the Phoenix Park Hollow, Farmleigh House, St.Stephen’s Green, and any number of local festivals and private functions. Most years we undertake about 30 engagements of approximately 2 hours each and an average recital would include Marches, an Overture, selections from the Musicals, popular & novelty items and of course Irish and International music.——-
Dublin Brass is Ireland’s leading brass ensemble. Since being formed in 2005, the group has performed on many occasions ranging from weddings, charity concerts and church services to graduation ceremonies and recitals in venues such as the John Field Room in the National Concert Hall.
The size of the ensemble ranges from 1 to 15 players and is determined by the repertoire being performed.
The players in the group have formidable experience on the concert platform, in recording studios and in theatres. Some of the groups that members of the ensemble have worked with include: Camarata Ireland, the Ulster Orchestra, the Irish Film Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, English National Opera, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Baritone David Scott studied singing with Emmanuel Lawler in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama graduating with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree and an MPhil in Music.
He recently released his first solo album ‘Time to Reflect’ which was described as ’12 Beautiful Songs’ by Michael Daly of Phoenix FM. He is also a soloist on the CD Beethoven’s Irish songs Revisited and is the featured soloist on RTÉ Lyric FM’s documentary ‘WB Yeats: Words for Music Perhaps.’
He is in constant demand as a recitalist and performer and has sung at various festivals around Ireland, including the Boyle Arts Festival,Tuam Arts Festival, Russian Festival of Culture and the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival.
Navan Community Singers
Navan Community Singers is a mixed voices choir based in Navan, Co. Meath. We sing a mixture of popular, traditional and gospel music
Our Musical Director is Eileen Foley