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Chamber Choir Ireland

in collaboration with
Learning & Participation,
National Concert
Hall, will continue
their popular Tuesday
lunchtime lecture series
curated by Stuart CHORAL MUSIC
Kinsella, exploring
the broad history of IN IRELAND:
Irish choral music,
both amateur and
HISTORY &
professional. EVOLUTION 2
Talks will include musical National Concert Hall
illustrations by members Lecture Series
of Chamber Choir January – February 2018
Ireland. Kevin Barry Room
National Concert Hall
1.10pm – 2.00pm
€5 each or €25 for the series
Tickets must be reserved in advance from
www.nch.ie or 01 417 0000
Tuesday 16 January Tuesday 30 January Tuesday 13 February
CHORAL MUSIC IN IRELAND: IRISH CATHEDRAL MUSIC ‘GREGORIAN MUSIC IN THREE
MANUSCRIPTS & 1660–1800 PARTS, PLEASE’: IRISH
Kerry Houston (DIT)
MUSICOLOGISTS CATHOLIC CHURCH MUSIC
Stuart Kinsella (CCI) Dr Kerry Houston is head of academic 1829–1918
studies at DIT Conservatory of Music Darina McCarthy (Maynooth University)
Dr Stuart Kinsella, a tenor with Chamber and Drama and will look at music in Irish
Choir Ireland, will examine the sources cathedrals from the restoration of King
for a history of choral music in Ireland and Dr Darina McCarthy, who holds degrees
Charles II to the Act of Union. in music, English, philosophy and law, will
the musicologists who have addressed the
subject over the centuries. consider the development of Irish Catholic
church music from Catholic emancipation
to the end of World War I.

1500 1550 1600 1650 1700 1750 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000

Tuesday 23 January Tuesday 6 February Tuesday 20 February


MR HANDEL COMES TO TOWN MUSIC AND MUSICIANS IN CLAISCEADAL:
CHORAL MUSIC IN DUBLIN THE CHURCH OF IRELAND TRADITIONAL SONG AND
1660–1760 1800–1922 CHORAL MUSIC IN IRELAND
Ita Beausang (DIT) David O’Shea (TCD) Sandra Joyce (Director, Irish World
Academy, Limerick)
Dr Ita Beausang, emeritus lecturer at DIT David O’Shea is a doctoral student in
Conservatory of Music and Drama will the music department of Trinity College, Dr Sandra Joyce is director of the Irish
consider Handel’s visit to Dublin in 1742 Dublin and will discuss performance World Academy of Music and Dance,
in the context of choral music in Ireland practice in Church of Ireland cathedrals University of Limerick, and will address
from 1660 to 1760. and parishes from the Union to interactions between choral and Irish
Independence. traditional music in 20th-century Ireland.