CEO Of ESB Feis Ceoil Promises The Audience Will be "Blown Away" At This Year's Event

ESB Feis Ceoil, which is Ireland’s premier classical music competition, will run from March 27 – April 7 at the RDS with over 180 competitions. “It’s just pure performance and pure enjoyment. The audience is blown away, "says Laura Gilsenan, CEO of ESB Feis Ceoil.

The annual Gala Concert will see the National Concert Hall stage filled with the sound of young Irish musicians playing violin, piano, cello, trumpet and singing, with brilliant music from choirs and orchestras. The concert will feature aselection of exceptional young musicians who were awarded prizes at this year's competitions, including:

Choir of the Year St. Brigid's NS Castleknock,

Senior Chamber Music winners, string quartet Sunrise Quartet

Aileen Gore winner,cellist Sinéad O'Halloran

Dramatic Cup winner, Bass Baritone Robert McAllister

Patricia Read Cup winner, pianist Tiffany Qiu

Rhoda Coghill winners violinist Sidi Bao and pianist Aidan Chan

Orchestra winners Loreto Kilkenny

Senior Brass Recital winner, trumpeter John Kerr

Gervase Elwes Cup winner, Soprano Sarah Brady

Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive of ESB said, “ESB has always appreciated the important role the arts play in every aspect of Irish life, especially in the next generation and we are very proud of our long standing relationship with Feis Ceoil. The festival promotes excellence in learning and performance and showcases the very best in Irish musical talent.”

Over half a million musicians have competed in Ireland’s premier classical music competition since it began in 1896, with past competitors including James Joyce and Count John McCormack and more recently, John O’Conor, Finghin Collins, Regina Nathan, Cara O’Sullivan and Céline Byrne.

For further details check out the following site:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/feisceoil

Twitter @esbfeisceoil @ESBGroup

Gala Concert Ticket Prices: €15, €12.50 conc., or €40 family (2 adults + 2 children)

Gala Concert Bookings: www.nch.ie

 
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