Sligo choir to perform live on TV this Easter Sunday

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A special choir from Sligo, combining students fron two national schools in Co. Sligo will perform in Dublin this Easter Sunday, March 27.

MUSIC: Members of the Music Generation Sligo Choir arrive in the Helix in Dublin for rehearsals for “A Nation’s Voice”.
MUSIC: Members of the Music Generation Sligo Choir arrive in the Helix in Dublin for rehearsals for “A Nation’s Voice”.

The Music Generation Sligo Choir will perform at “A Nation’s Voice” – an open-air, free performance which will take place at the National Museum Collins’ Barracks.

Music Generation Sligo Choir will be one of 31 choirs from 19 counties taking part in the event, which will see more than 1,000 voices joining with the full forces of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Brophy.

The Sligo choir comprises children age 10 – 12 from 4th-6th class in Culfadda NS and Drimina NS. These schools are part of the Music Generation Sligo Discovering & Performing Music Vocal Programme under tutors/choir directors Roisin Egan and Heidi Wilson.

Presented by the Arts Council and RTÉ, in association with the National Museum of Ireland, the Association of Irish Choirs and Music Generation, as part of Ireland 2016, “A Nation’s Voice” will include the world première of “One Hundred Years a Nation”, a major new orchestral and choral work from composer Shaun Davey

“A Nation’s Voice” will be presented by Miriam O’Callaghan and will be broadcast live on RTÉ One, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra and on longwave at 2.30pm on Easter Sunday.

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