Limerick Choral Union return to the University Concert Hall this April for an exciting concert that includes pieces by Brahms and Gounod.
Under the directorship of Malcolm Green the 100-strong voice choir, which is largely drawn from local members, some of whom who have been with the choir for many years, the Choral Union will perform together with the LCU Orchestra and will feature soloists Carmel Conway, soprano, Eoin Hynes, tenor and Owen Gilhooly, baritone.
Coming second in this year’s Sacred Music Competition of the Limerick Choral Festival, their beautiful performance of Brahms “A German Requiem, Ein deutsches Requiem” Movement No. 4 was judged to be the most “memorable performance of the competition”.
Thus, the choir will again perform the piece, one of Brahms’ most well-known, in their April concert in UCH, along with Gounod’s “Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cecile”.
A community choir based in the heart of the city for both professionals and non-professionals alike, the Choral Union’s aim is to make choral singing enjoyable and rewarding for both singers and the audience. Founded in 1964, LCU has maintained its endeavours to encourage new talents into the choir and to continue to perform the best and most exciting choral works to its audiences.
The choir recently received President Michael D Higgins at a concert in UCH, a wonderful affirmation of its growing reputation. For more see www.thelcu.com. The concert takes place in the UCH on Saturday April 21.