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Orchestral Spectacular In Aid Of The Children's Rights Alliance

Orchestral Spectacular In Aid Of The Children's Rights Alliance

June 21st is not only Midsummer’s Day, but also World Music Day. So what better way to mark the occasion than with musical extravaganza 'A Midsummer Rights Theme', in aid of the Children's Rights Alliance; in Dublin’s gorgeous CHQ building?

The event will push the boundaries of what can be expected from a classical music performance, with more than 120 musicians taking to the stage to perform the monumental Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, known best for its theme 'Ode To Joy' (and as the infamous soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange'!) The evening will also celebrate four world premieres of stunning contemporary compositions.

This fundraising concert is masterminded by Co-Orch Dublin; in partnership with, and in aid of, the Children’s Rights Alliance. As you may already suspect, Co-Orch is not your typical orchestra: All the musicians volunteer their time for free; choosing non-traditional venues around Dublin to open this music up to a new and varied audience. As well as performing some of the best loved classics, Co-Orch also promote new Irish composers, by performing at least one new composition at each concert.

This will be the most ambitious project yet for Co-Orch … [We’ve] always been proud to push the boundaries of what is expected at a classical performance, but for ‘A Midsummer Rights Theme’ we’re taking it to a new level. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its glorious Ode to Joy theme, is rarely heard in Ireland due to the scale of the performance. The night is sure to be one of the most exciting performances in Ireland not just on World Music Day, but across the year.
– John Doyle, Artistic Director of Co-Orch, Dublin.

The concert will be brought to life by musicians from across Ireland, including some of the most promising young soloists. Representatives from some of the country’s most eminent professional and amateur musical groups, including choral members from Cór na gCairde, will volunteer their time and expertise to support the Children’s Rights Alliance with this musical extravaganza.

Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, was pleased to note: “Children will be at the heart of this concert in every way and every cent raised will support our work to better children’s lives in Ireland. We are especially excited to welcome young soloists on stage on the night, making real their right to participate in cultural and artistic life.”

‘A Midsummer Rights Theme’ will take place in the CHQ Building, Dublin 1 on June 21st at 7.30pm Tickets are available from www.co-orch.org.

For more information on the amazing work the Children’s Rights Alliance does, go to childrensright.ie


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