Are you interested in singing in one of the biggest choral events ever to take place in Northern Ireland? Would you like to become involved in the London 2012 Festival celebrations in Belfast this summer? Read on!
NEST is one of the major London 2012 Festival events taking place this summer in Belfast to
celebrate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The producers are currently recruiting singers
for a large Community Choir, made up of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to take part in a massive choral and musical event on 21st July 2012, at T13 warehouse, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. The community choir will perform alongside established choirs from around Northern Ireland and the
National Youth Orchestra. The final choral event will be part of a large-scale visual arts exhibition created by the people of Northern Ireland themselves who have been donating and labeling personal objects since September 2011.
The music is being composed by award winning Northern Irish Composer, Brian Irvine, who will
be working with the large community choir which will include a specially formed choir from the Belfast area and three choirs from Enniskillen, South Down and Newtownards. These groups would be delighted if any other singers or choirs from the surrounding area would like to join them and Brian is encouraging everyone to get involved in what he’s calling ‘The Big Sing’
Greatly anticipating the final event, Brian Irvine said:
‘ 400 + singers from all parts of Northern Ireland performing together with the 120 superb young
musicians of the Ulster Youth Orchestra …now that’s what I call a band! We are looking for people who just really “want” to sing and in return we guarantee you some hard work, some great music, some new friends, a lot of fun and a big beautiful sound.’
Rehearsal dates are as follows:
Saturays 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June from 10am - 1pm in Great Victoria Street Presbyterian Church, 129 Great Victoria Street, Belfast (except for 30th June, venue All Souls Non-Subscribing Presbyterian church, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast)
Mondays 11th, 18th & 25th June in Fresh Oil Ministries and Music Centre, 45 Princes Street, Dromore
Tuesdays 12th, 19th & 26th June 7.30-9.30pm 19th rehearsal in Ards Arts Centre - other rehearsal venue TBC
Thursday 14th, 21st & 28th June7.30 - 9pm in Portora Royal School Enniskillen
(NEST will be providing a coach from Enniskillen to all Belfast rehearsals and performance)
If you are interested in joining any of the the community choirs or need more information please contact Project Manager Cathie McKimm on email@example.com or by calling 07874 023528.