Limerick Choral Union are preparing to join forces with Brown University Orchestra - recognised internationally as one of America’s finest university orchestras - for an Easter concert next week.
The popular choral union will collaborate with the 80 piece orchestra under the batons of conductors Malcolm Green and Paul Phillips, to perform ‘A Celebration of Music’ that will include works by Verdi and Gounod.
LCU, a community choir that will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014, regularly perform two concerts annually in the University Concert Hall, and are hugely excited by the pending collaboration with the Ivy League university, who are making their first trip to Ireland.
The university is located in Providence, Rhode Island, and its orchestra - founded in 1918 - has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Centre, toured China and won multiple awards over the course of its storied career.
The programme at the UCH on Wednesday, March 27 for the concert, includes Gershwin, Barber and Bernstein, Verdi and Gounod and feature soloists Roisin O’Grady, Ben Thapa and John Savourin.
See www.uch.ie for bookings.