Diary Archive

February 2011

10th, 11th, 12th National Chamber Choir – Songs of Spring (with Orla Flanagan, conductor)

23rd, Irish Composers Collective present Kate Ellis (cello) and Elizabeth Hilliard (soprano) in the Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, 8.30 pm

March 2011

28th – 3rd March, National Chamber Choir – recording in Wexford with Harmonia Mundi – Tarik O’Regan’s Accalam na Senorach

July 2011

July 2011 – performances with The open rehearsals at Christ Church Cathedral

September 2011

September 2011 – 5-concert tour of Ireland with Resurgam, conducted by Mark Duley, concerts in Mayo, Galway, Rosscarberry, Kilfenora, and ?, music by Hubert Parry, Garrett Sholdice, Michael Tippett, Holst, Judith Bingham

October 2011

October 2011 – 9-concert tour of the United States of America with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland – music by Tarik O’Regan, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Siobhan Cleary

November 2011

soprano II soloist in two performances of Bach B minor Mass with D.U. Choral Society, conducted by David Leigh

performance of David Bremner’s The Bright Kids (logic ballad) at Mamuska Night at the the Back Loft

January 2012

18th January – Beal Mini-Series, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland – recital with David Bremner of Claude Debussy, Rhona Clarke, Siobhan Cleary and Massimo Davi

31st January – Beal Mini-Series, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland – recital with David Bremner of Garrett Sholdice, Franz Schubert, David Bremner, Anton Webern

February 2012

11th, 18th, 25th February – Resurgam’s Sacred Symphonies series – festival presenting the works of Heinrich Schutz and his contemporaries at City Hall, Dublin, Ireland, conducted by Mark Duley, also featuring Malcolm Proud, Irish Baroque Orchestra, and Her Majesty’s Sackbutts and Cornetts

17th / 18th February – Picturing the Soul – at the Back Loft, St Augustine St, Dublin, Ireland – multi-disciplinary show devised by Andrea Scott, I performed in three works, an installation in the toilet which had a soundscape, consisting of short passages of me singing (using a print by Art Werger as inspiration) played by a concealed i-pod shuffle and small philips speakers, a movement piece created by Andrea Scott called Flutterby with 7 other actors / dancers and Lioba Petrie on cello, and a performance of Grainne Mulvey’s The Gift of Freedom (for soprano and electronics) with visuals provided by Furry (Trevor Furlong).

April 2012

early April – performances of St Matthew’s Passion as a member of Resurgam and Irish Baroque Orchestra in Galway, Cavan and Kilkenny

July 2012

15th July – Kelvingrove Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland – performed Terry Riley’s SunRings with National Chamber Choir of Ireland and Kronos Quartet (conducted by Fergal Caulfield)

21st / 22nd July – Hilltown New Music Festival – Hilltown House, Castle Pollard, Westmeath, Ireland – part of the Hilltown Ensemble, myself, Ciaran Crilly (viola), Lioba Petrie (cello) and Dan Bodwell (double bass) – new works by Victor Lazzarini, Conal Ryan, Derek Ball, Norah Walsh, Sinead Finegan, Massimo Davi, Jerome de Bromhead, also solo works by Oliver Knussen, David Bremner and Grainne Mulvey, did a solo spot of three of George Aperghis Recitations and two improvisations – one with the Hilltown Music Ensemble using a video score designed by Furry (Trevor Furlong) – our movements would change the shapes and patterns of the video projected and we improvised based on these images, and also a free improv session with Mick O’Shea and David Lacey

August 2012

1st August – Walled City Music Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Derry, Northern Ireland – performed with David Bremner in a programme of contemporary Irish composers: works by Seorse Bodley Ryan Molloy, Linda Buckley, David Bremner, Siobhan Cleary, Rhona Clarke, Garrett Sholdice, Peter Moran

12th August, 4 pm – Fleadh Ceoil, Cavan, Ireland, St Felim’s Cathedral (COI), – performing Paul Flynn’s Suibhne Faoi Bhodhrán Gealaí (Sweeney Under a Full Moon) with Helen Byrne and Niamh McCormack (singers), David Bremner (organ), Noel Monahan (poet), Evin O’Meara (bodhran), Ciara (fidil)

15th August, 8.30 pm – The Back Loft, St Augustine St, Dublin, Ireland – performing with The open rehearsals – a collective of musicians and actors improvising music and theatre, with David Bremner, Andrea Scott, Paul Nolan, Sandra Banderas Gonzalez, Enda Collins and Aidan McWatt

23rd August, Exchange, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland -the third of CMC’s four part concert series performing a selection of Irish contemporary unaccompanied songs, and discussions with composers: music by David Bremner, Piers Hellawell, Grainne Mulvey, Laura Kilty and Massimo Davi

September 2012

4th September, 7 pm – Back Loft, Dublin – workshop performance of excerpts from Derek Ball’s Sile an tSleibhe, on opera written for me, three tin whistles and electronics

16th September – Barrow-in Furness, the role of Ellen Orford in a concert performance of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes with the Furness Festival Orchestra, conducted by Anthea Bremner

20th / 21st / 22nd September – concert tour with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, conducted by David Hill, concerts in Limerick, Kilkenny and Dublin

25th September, 8 pm – Ranelagh Arts Festival, programme on the theme of Love and Lamenting with David Bremner: including songs from Debussy’s Arriettes Oubliees, Gerald’s Finzi’s Come Away Death, Vaughan William’s Silent Noon, Siobhan Cleary’s Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoire, Roger Quilter’s Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

October 2012

November 2012

7th / 8th / 9th November – Beal Festival, Smock Alley Theatre performing solo repertoire by Grainne Mulvey and George Aperghis on the Wednesday, in an 8-part vocal ensemble, conducted by Orla Flanagan on the Friday: music by Ailis ni Riain, Billy Mills, Christopher Fox, David Bremner and Tom Johnson – performances with The open rehearsals on all three evenings

December 2012

15th December – CFCP – portrait concert of vocal and electronic works by Grainne Mulvey

March 2013

1st March – NCH – new work by Emma O’Halloran with David Bremner (piano) and Enda Collins (french horn)

3rd March – Smock Alley Boys’ School – new work by me for myself and Kit Fryatt, and Eternity is Now by Grainne Mulvey

22nd March – Sandford Parish Church – AIB Choral Society conducted by me and St George’s Brass Band present a fundraising concert for RNLI

24th / 25th / 26th March – tour of Arvo Part: Passio with National Chamber Choir Ireland and Theatre of Voices (conducted by Paul Hillier)

April 2013

17th April – National Concert Hall – Eurocry (concert by National Chamber Choir Ireland, conducted by Paul Hillier) – programme including Gibbons: Cries of London, Berio: Cries of London, Cleary: Theophilus Thistle and the Myth of Miss Muffet

May 2013

3rd / 10th / 11th May – tour of above programme to Cork Choral Festival, Drogheda and Belfast

16th, 17th, 18th, May – Steeplechase – tour of programme with National Chamber Choir of Ireland and Irish Chamber Orchestra to Limerick, Cork and Monkstown (conducted by Nicholas Kraemer), programme of Mozart Mass in B Flat and Part: which was the son of…

22nd May – Thomas Prior Hall, Bewleys Hotel – Hits from TV and the Big Screen – conducted AIB Choral Society in concert of light classical and jazzy numbers including an ABBA medley, James Bond and excerpts from Faure Requiem

23rd, 24th, 25th May – SLAVA – tour of Rachmaninov Vespers with Resurgam (conducted by Mark Duley) to Dundalk, Newport and City Hall, Dublin. Also works by Part, Bortniansky, Sholdice and Tchaikovsky in Louth and Mayo

June 2013

13th June, 6 pm – CMC – launch of Hilltown New Music Festival – performing Gráinne Mulvey’s The Seafarer

21st June, 1.15 pm – CFCP – Hidden Memories, electronic and vocal music by Gráinne Mulvey – performing a short lunchtime recital as part of love:live music

23rd June, 8 pm – Dunlaoghaire Organ Festival – performance of Love and Other Nonsense with National Chamber Choir of Ireland (conducted by Paul Hillier) and Fergal Caulfield (organ) – works by Berio, Gibbons, Cleary, Janequin

July 2013

14th July, 3 pm – First Witch in Dido and Aeneas a concert performance presented by National Chamber Choir of Ireland and Theatre of Voices

20th, 21st July – Hilltown New Music Festival – performances of works by Christopher Fox and David Bremner. Performance by TheOpenRehearsals and also with the Hilltown New Music Ensemble

28th July – Galway Arts Festival – Female Bird I in Julie Feeney’s Bird (Concert Performance)

September 2013

20th September – Culture Night, RHA Gallery, Dublin – performance with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland – works by Steve Martland and Jennifer Walshe

22nd September – Ranelagh Arts Festival – performance with TheOpenRehearsals including David Bremner: logic ballad #2: The guarded tourist makes the guide the test.

November 2013

2nd November – St Patrick’s Cathedral – Haydn’s Creation – soprano soloist with Seafield Singers and East Cork Choral Society

6th November – The Irish Canon, lunchtime recital in St Patricks College, Drumcondra, with David Bremner as part of tour promoted by the Association of Irish Composers, songs by Seoirse Bodley, David Bremner, Rhona Clarke, Peter Moran, Alyson Barber, Siobhan Cleary

20th November – The Irish Canon, launch event at CMC – performance with Paul Roe (clarinet), solos by David Bremner and Grainne Mulvey, duets by Jerome de Bromhead and Ailis Ni Riain

December 2013

5th December – DONT WALK, mixed media performance for soprano, cello guitar and surround sound based on a book of poems by Ciprian Macesaru – music by Grainne Mulvey, visuals by Mihai Cucu

10th December – AIB Choral Society Christmas Concert – conducting programme including Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Handel: Messiah (excerpts), and other Christmas favourites

11th December, 6 pm – with UCD Gamelan Society (conducted by Peter Moran) at Royal Irish Academy of Music, Bianca Gannon’s song cycle for soprano, gamelan and projections, using the irish text and images from Gabriel Rosenstock and Ron Rosenstock’s book ‘The Invisible Light’

12th December, 9 pm – Axis Sing Project with Chamber Choir Ireland

15th December, 8 pm – A Baroque Christmas – Chamber Choir and Ireland and Irish Baroque Orchestra perform works by J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, Schutz and others at the National Concert Hall

16th December, 8 pm – Carols Old and New – Belfast, Christmas Carols from around the world

17th December, 6.30 pm – Carols Old and New – University Church, Dublin, Christmas Carols from around the world

January 2014

1 January 2014, 9.00 pm – Kaleidoscope Night – formed and sang in The Stickleback Singers, a solo-voice ensemble who sang a programme of madrigals by Morley, Weelkes, and Wilbye, also performed William Alwyn Seascapes with David Bremner (piano) and Laoise O’Brien (recorder)

March 2014

9 March 2014 – New Music Dublin, Jennifer Walshe workshop – performed David Bremner’s logic ballad #2: The guarded tourist makes the guide the test.

April 2014

2 April 2014 – Kaleidocope Night – directed and sang in The Stickleback Singers, a programme of madrigals by Morley, Weelkes and Gibbons, also performed Brahms Op 91 with David Bremner (piano) and Karen Dervan (viola)

11, 12 April, 2 May, 31 May – Chamber Choir Ireland tour – soprano soloist in world premiere performances of David Lang’s When we were children

May 2014

9 May 2014 – Béal Series – performed David Bremner’s logic ballad #2: The guarded tourist makes the guide the test.

20 May – AIB Choral Society – guest act, performed a set of American songs and also conducted the choir in a programme of American songs.

21 May – The Irish Canon – solo recital with David Bremner (piano) performed works by David Bremner, Gráinne Mulvey, Siobhán Cleary, Peter Moran, Garrett Sholdice

June 2014

6 June 2014 – Béal Series – performed Sea to the west by Christopher Fox, (world premiere) and excerpts from his Catalogue Irraisoné, also Gráinne Mulvey’s The Seafarer nd excerpts from Aperghis’ Récitations

20 June 2014 – Pipeworks Festival – performed with Chamber Choir Ireland: excerpts from Part: Kanon Pakajanen, Brahms Schaffe in mir Gott, Bruckner motets, Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo

28 June 2014 – Diaghilev Festival, Perm – performed with Chamber Choir Ireland in the the above programme, also Fennessy: Choirland and Hillier: Behold A Silly Tender Babe

July 2014

23, 24 July 2014 – Galway Arts Festival – Nutrice, Prosperina and chorus in Resurgam production of Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo

August 2014

5 August 2014 – Kaleidoscope Night – performed with and directed The Stickleback Singers in a programme of Gibbons, Wilbye and Morley

September 2014

5th September 2014 – Sandford Parish Church – lunchtime recital of French and English song with pianist David Bremner

19th September 2014 – Culture Night – performed a salon concert at CMC, including works by David Bremner, Gráinne Mulvey, and others

22nd September 2014 – NUI Maynooth – lunchtime recital, solo programme, including Fox, Mulvey and Aperghis

26th September 2014 – Limerick City of Culture – performed Logical Fallacies by David Bremner (world premiere), poetry by Billy Mills. Béal event, with Andreea Banciu (viola)

November 2014

5th November 2014 – Kaleidoscope Night – performed Sea to the West by Christopher Fox

20th November 2014 – Irish Composers’ Collective – mini-festival at the Project Art’s Centre, celebrating 10 years, recital with David Bremner

April 2016

15 April 2016 – Kaleidoscope on tour in Ennis – Jennifer Walshe: The Soft Menagerie with ensembÉal

11, 12, 19, 20 April 2016 – CD recording of music by Linda Buckley, Christopher Fox, David Bremner and Gráinne Mulvey

21 April 2016 – Tom Johnson: Drawers – chamber opera with David Bremner (piano) in DIT in front of the composer

28 April 2016 – Kaleidoscope on tour in Drogheda – Derek Ball: Aifreann Krishnamurphy with John O’Brien (chamber organ) and Claire Fitch (cello)

May 2016

4 May 2016 – Kaleidoscope Night – Jennifer Walshe: The Soft Menagerie with ensembÉal

6 May 2016 – Seafield Singers Summer concert – conducting the choir and performing some solo piano repertoire

19 May 2016 – AIC Canon – works by Maria Cristina Kasem, Sara Carvalho, Sebastian Adams, David Bremner, John McLachlan, Kevin O’Connell, Raymond Deane with Paul Roe (clarinet) and David Bremner (piano)

29 May 2016 – Sandford Summer Recital Series – accompanying Maeve Coghlan (soprano) in recital of Schumann: Frauenleben und Lieben, Britten: On this Island and folk songs from Ireland, France and England arranged by Britten

July 2016

8/9 July 2016 – Béal presents Inappropriate Moments – musical director for performances of 10 works by Jennifer Walshe for vocal ensemble (3 voice to 16 voice), presented at the Project Arts Centre Dublin

October 2016

19 October 2016 – Phonica4 – performing logic ballad #2: The guarded tourist makes the guide the test. by David Bremner and Eternity is Now by Gráinne Mulvey, upstairs in Nealons, Capel St

November 2016

2 November 2016 – Kaleidoscope Night – performing Greg Caffrey’s Til Night is Overgone? with Chatham Saxophone Quartet and Irish premiere of Christopher Fox’s Magnification

December 2016

12 December 2016 – Sea to the West – launch of CD at Christ Church Cathedral Music Room, hosted by Béal, performance of Mulvey: Phonology Garden and Fox: Sea to the West, CD officially launched by Dr Orla McDonagh (head of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)

March 2017

3 March 2017 – soloist with Chamber Choir Ireland / RIAM Chorale – Tarik O’Regan: The Ectasies Above, St Ann’s Church, conducted by Blanaid Murphy

24 March 2017 – Saluting the Feminists – Recital with Dearbhla Brosnan (piano) and Paul Roe (clarinet) at closing recital of Royal Irish Academy of Music day focussing on works by female composers – performed songs by Mulvey, Clarke, Ní Ríain, and McKay

April 2017

23 April 2017 – Soloist with Dublin Orchestral Players – Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise – National Concert Hall, conducted by Marion Doherty, repeated 6 May 2017 in Ulster Hall, Belfast

28 April 2017 – solo recital of works by Christopher Fox and Kaija Saariaho – Music Current Festival, presented by Dublin Sound Lab at Smock Alley Boys School

29 April 2017 – performance with Chamber Choir Ireland in Cork International Choral Festival, soloist in Ne Reminiscaris by David Fennessy, conducted by Paul Hillier

30 April 2017 – recital of new works for voice plus electronics – Music Current Festival, presented by Dublin Sound Lab at Smock Alley Boys School

October 2017

21 October 2017 – Sonic Vigil – performed as an improviser with other sound artists in a six-hour performance in Cork

December 2017

2 December 2017 – Crann – performed the premiere of ‘Crann’ by Derek Ball with David Bremner (piano) and Mark O’Keeffe (trumpet) at Smock Alley Boys School





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