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Summer Concerts: Cantemus

Award-winning choir, the Mornington Singers and conductor Orla Flanagan present:

Cantemus (with guest conductor Patrick O'Shea)

Saturday 21st of June at 8pm at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway. Tickets €12/€8 available: morningtonsingers.eventbrite.ie or at the door.

We'll also be performing the same programme as part of the Pipeworks International Organ Festival in the Pro Cathedral, Dublin on 19th of June at 7.30pm. See the festival website for ticket information: www.pipeworksfestival.com.

The programme for this concert will include all the competition pieces we performed at the Cork International Choral Festival 2014, at which we were awarded "Ireland's Choir of the Year", and at the Florilège Vocal de Tours 2014 international grand prix choral festival, at which we were awarded 3rd prize in the Renaissance Competition.

A rich and varied programme, of contrasting eras and styles, it includes works by Byrd, Schütz, Lassus, Monteverdi, Schumann, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Martin, Orban, as well as contemporary Irish composers Rhona Clarke, Seán Doherty and Éna Brennan.

We will also be delighted to be performing "Cantemus", a new work written for the Mornington Singers by American composer Patrick O'Shea, who will be conducting us for this piece.



Thank you Cork

Mornington-Singers-Cork-2014.jpg We're back from a hugely enjoyable and successful weekend at the Cork International Choral Festival 2014, where we were delighted and honoured to receive the following awards:

Ireland's Choir of the Year (and the Victor Leeson Perpetual Trophy)

3rd Prize in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition

Perpetual Trophy for the Performance of Irish Contemporary Choral Music, donated by The Contemporary Music Centre. (For the performance of: Regina Coeli by Rhona Clarke in Ireland's Choir of the Year Competition)

And for our wonderful conductor, Orla Flanagan, without whom none of this would have been possible:

The McCurtain and McSwiney Memorial Trophy, donated by the Cork Council of Trade Unions. (A Special Award, decided by the members of the International Jury, to a conductor in the International Competition for the performance of an imaginative and artistic programme.)

Particular highlights included the opportunity to perform the works of three amazing contemporary Irish composers, who were there in person to hear us: Rhona Clarke, Seán Doherty and Éna Brennan.

And we also got to hear many performances of rich and varied programmes by fantastic choirs, of a very high standard, from Ireland and all over the world, not to mention make some new friends.

We'd like to thank the organisers of Cork International Choral Festival (http://www.corkchoral.ie/) for putting on such a terrific event and continuing to provide a platform for the best of Irish and international choral music. Congratulations on 60 years of the highest quality choral festivals and here's to the next 60!



Easter Concert: Requiem Aeternam

Requiem-Aeternam.png Our next concert will take place on Good Friday (18th of April) at 8 p.m. at the Church of Adam and Eve, Merchant's Quay. The programme consists of two Requiem settings: the hauntingly beautiful Requiem by Herbert Howells, and the well-loved Fauré Requiem. Tickets are available online at morningtonsingers.eventbrite.ie.



Composition Competition now accepting submissions!

The Mornington Singers are holding a competition for original choral works, with entry open to all Irish composers and composers living in Ireland.

As well as wishing to promote choral music in Ireland and encourage new compositions, the choir wants to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of our musical director since 2002, Dr. Orla Flanagan, both to the Mornington Singers and to the Irish choral community in general. Prize-winning entries will therefore be dedicated to Orla.

Prizes will be awarded to the three highest placed entries and these three winning compositions will also be performed at the Mornington Singers winter concert, on the 22nd of November, 2014 (St. Cecilia's Day).

A selection of pieces entered will also be read at a workshop for singers, conductors and composers on the 18th of October, 2014.

See the full details on our site.



New Live CD now available!

Noel - Live from Christ Church Cathedral cover.jpg Our latest CD, Noël - Live from Christ Church Cathedral is now available for sale. You can order on our website or at any of our upcoming concerts. The CD is also available via iTunes, Amazon, and other online music services.



Concert tickets now available for Noël!

Ticket for our two Christmas concerts Noël! are now available online. Head over to the tickets page for both the Christmas concerts in St. Patrick's College Chapel in Drumcondra (12th December), and in Christ Church Cathedral (14th December).

And don't forget that there's an Early Bird special for tickets for Songs of Farewell in Adam and Eve's Church on the 23rd November: buy your ticket before this Saturday 16th, and receive 2 Euros off!



Songs of Farewell: Tickets now available!

Tickets for our upcoming concert Songs of Farewell are now available online. As a special offer, book before Saturday 16th November and receive a 2EUR discount!



Noël!

Noel Flier DL 2013.jpgAfter last year's tremendous success, we are delighted to return to Christ Church Cathedral for another Christmas concert. Join us at 8pm, Sat 14 December, in Christ Church Cathedral for well-loved carols and plenty of Christmas spirit!

Or come to our Thursday concert: 8pm, Thu 12 December, in St. Patrick's College Chapel in Drumcondra.

Tickets for both concerts are now available! Click here to go to our tickets page.



Winter concert: Songs of Farewell

Songs of Farewell DL.jpgWe are happy to announce our Winter concert: Songs of Farewell: music by Hubert Parry and Herbert Howells.

8pm, Sat 23 November, Adam and Eve's Church, Merchant's Quay.

The Mornington Singers, conducted by Orla Flanagan, present "Songs of Farewell".

A very English programme, featuring the eponymous song cycle by Hubert Parry and Herbert Howell's lovely Requiem - in the Church of Adam & Eve, Merchants Quay.

This is a new performance venue for us, but will be very well-known to seasoned Dublin concert-goers for its long association with top-class musical events, as well as for its beautiful acoustics.

Tickets are available online here.



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