Concert in Cork by UCC’s Early Music Ensemble and Chamber Musicians

University College Cork’s Early Music Ensemble (directed by Simon MacHale) and Chamber Music Ensemble (directed by Dr Jillian Rogers) will perform a joint evening concert of chamber and consort music of the fifteenth to eighteenth century on Wednesday 10th May.

This free event will take place in the beautiful nineteenth century surroundings of St. Vincent’s Church, Cork city, at 7.30pm.

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St. Vincent’s church, Sunday’s Well, Cork city.

 

Concert: Elizabethan Songs – Dublin, Cork, Waterford

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Come hear a concert of Elizabethan songs, including works by John Dowland, as performed by Sarah Groser (viol) & Patrick Goyvaerts (lute) with Nicholas McMurry (countertenor).

This is a series of fundraising concerts in support of Cork Quaker Meeting’s project to renovate and extend its Meeting House. Requested donation is €20. Concert details as follows:

8.00pm, Friday, January 27, 2017
Churchtown Quaker Meeting House,
82 Lower Churchtown Road, Dublin 14

7.30pm, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Cork Quaker Meeting House
Summerhill South, Cork

8.00pm, Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Waterford Quaker Meeting House
Newtown, Waterford

The Sonnet Man presents Hip Hop Shakespeare to Ireland in 2017

International Hip Hop Artist, The Sonnet Man, is preparing to visit various cities in Ireland.  While in Ireland, The Sonnet Man is also scheduled to present performances and sonnet-writing workshops to schools in Cork, Kilkenny, Carlow, and Wexford (among others) perform school assemblies, beginning with a performance at the Wexford Arts Centre.  Due to the interest, The Sonnet Man is also offering schools, theatres, and other venues the chance to sign up to be a part of The Sonnet Man Ireland Tour.

The Sonnet Man is Devon Glover, a rapper, writer, artist, and teacher from Brooklyn, New York.  The Sonnet Man uses hip hop to put a unique spin on Shakespeare. He sets sonnets first to rap music, singing them as originally written. Then, he raps them again, but with his own unique interpretation on The Bard’s poetry in today’s spoken word.

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The Sonnet Man

On April 24, 2016The Sonnet Man performed a three and half hour Sonnet Marathon, organized by the Stratford Literary Festival. He recited all 154 of William Shakespeare’s famous Sonnets, in Hip Hop, to hundreds of fans in Stratford Upon Avon, to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare at the Stratford Literary Festival.

In addition to his festival work over the last five years, The Sonnet Man has presented live shows, as well as school assemblies and workshops, to thousands of people across the world (Prague, Netherlands, Bermuda, Canada, United States, including performing Sonnet 18 live in Negril, Jamaica, and more). The Sonnet Man has also appeared on NBC’s The Today Show and MSNBC’s (former) Melissa Perry-Harris Show and has been profiled on MTV. He has been honored as the winner of the 2014 LA Times Festival of Books Inspirational Poetry Award and has had his music video, Hamlet by filmmaker Deborah Voorhees, chosen as an official selection in the 2015 Shakespeare Film Festival. A number of other performances and workshops, including a trip to UK, France, and more cities in Ireland, and a Sonnet Man documentary film are also to come.

The Sonnet Man is always looking for more venues to sign up for The Sonnet Man’s Ireland tour. For more information about, please contact: sonnetmannyc@gmail.com or check out The Sonnet Man online at www.SonnetMan.com and on iTunes.

Concert: ‘Shakespeare 400’ New Dublin Voices

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Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8

Sunday 12 June 2016, 7.30–9.30pm

Tickets €16/€12 available from www.newdublinvoices.com/store and at the door

International award-winning chamber choir, New Dublin Voices, mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with beautiful settings of his work by composers such as Mäntyjärvi, Carpenter, Harris and Vaughan Williams.

Talk: Shakespeare & Music

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Literary Lunchtimes – Shakespeare and Music with Samantha Lin (QUB)

Shakespeare and Music with Samantha Lin

Date: 13 Apr 2016
Time: 1pm
Venue: Ulster Hall

William Shakespeare once described music as the `food of love.` This Literary Lunchtime discusses several Shakespearean passages about music and explores how composers have, in turn, responded to Shakespeare`s plays. Musicians from the Ulster Orchestra perform the Adagio from Beethoven`s 1st String Quartet, inspired by the tomb scene from Romeo and Juliet.

Samantha Lin is a final-year PhD student at Queen`s University where she is researching the role of the soundtrack in Shakespearean movie adaptations.

Free admission – booking required, call our box office on 028 9033 4455.

More info here: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-59116.aspx