500 students to gather for Seinn 2015 at Limerick’s UCH

Last year's Seinn concert in the UCH. Picture: Sean Curtin
NEARLY 500 students from 24 schools in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Offaly will take part in the Seinn 2015 concert later this month.

NEARLY 500 students from 24 schools in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Offaly will take part in the Seinn 2015 concert later this month.

The second such concert, an initiative that aims to promote liturgical music among second-level students, is a collaboration between the Diocese of Limerick and its counterpart of Killaloe.

The students will come together to form a 500-strong choir to perform at the University Concert Hall on Thursday, March 19.

Some 22 songs in total will be performed at the event which is unique in many ways, not least of which is the fact that the choir comes together for the first time ever the morning of the concert after rehearsing remotely over recent months, while the lead vocalists and instrumentalists will have rehearsed together a number of times in the run-up.

The students will then spend the morning in rehearsals and workshops on topics such as faith, prayer, social justice and liturgical music and dance. After lunch there will be a full rehearsal on the UCH stage in preparation for the evening concert.

The concert will feature contemporary as well as a number of classic hymns by both Irish and international composers.

Tickets are €10 and are available from the UCH at www.uch.ie or www.seinn.ie.