Winter 2013 Concerts
Next Scheduled Performances
SinfoniaVerdi 200 - Requiem
Saturday 1st June
8pm Wexford Opera House
Booking: Wexford Opera House
Wexford Sinfonia are presenting a worthy anniversary commemoration of Giuseppe Verdi's 1813 birth. With partner choirs Wexford Festival Singers, Vocare, Gorey Choral Group, Enniscorthy Choral Society and outstanding international soloists Miriam Murphy, Imelda Drumm, James Edwards and John Molloy, they perform Verdi's immense choral work 'Requiem'.
Fergus Sheil will conduct this ensemble to interpret this epic piece. The different choral, orchestral and solo components add up to over 230 performers on the O'Reilly Theatre stage.
Gorey Choral Group Musical Director: Eithne Corrigan.
Enniscorthy Choral SocietyMusical Director: Donagh Wylde.
Vocaré Musical Director: Sue Furlong.
Wexford Festival Singers Musical Director: Eithne Corrigan.
Wexford Sinfonia Conductor: Fergus Sheil.
Early Booking Offer €16 until 20th April with code: ver200
Normal ticket Price: €20
Summer Concerts 2013:
Our next concert will be a performance of Verdi's Requiem in the O'Reilly Theatre in the Wexford Opera House on June 1st. The performance will involve four Co. Wexford choirs Gorey Choral Group, namely Enniscorthy Choral Society, Vocare and Wexford Festival Singers. As well as these experienced and widely recognised choirs we are fortunate to have secured four vocal soloists of international standing: Miriam Murphy (soprano), Imedla Drumm (mezzo), James Edwards (tenor) and John Molloy (bass). This will mean the combining of 200 performers to produce a memorable evening of music; all of which conducted by Fergus Sheil.
As announced tickets are on sale now through Wexford Opera House - phone: 053 912 2144 - and through their website www.wexfordoperahouse.ie. Early booking discount available before 20th April. We hope you'll be able to come and join us!
Winter Concerts 2013:
- 8pm, Saturday 26th January, Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Click here for map.
- 4pm, Sunday 27th January, White's Hotel, Abbey St., Wexford
Wexford Sinfonia present an evening with the music of Beethoven & Brahms. The featured works include Brahms' Symphony No.2 & Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Violin Concerto with violin guest soloist Maria Ryan.
Wexford Sinfonia has picked compositions from two of the most enduring icons of the classic repertoire for their winter 2013 concert.
The Egmont Overture was written by Beethoven in 1809/1810. Powerful and expressive, it is one of the last works of his middle period; and is in a similar style to the Fifth Symphony, which he had completed two years earlier.
The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, was composed by Brahms in the summer of 1877 during a visit to the Austrian province of Carinthia. Its composition was brief in comparison with the fifteen years it took Brahms to complete his First Symphony. The cheery and almost pastoral mood of the symphony often invite comparisons with Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.
Beethoven's Violin Concerto was written 1806. He wrote the concerto for his colleague Franz Clement, a leading violinist of the day. Legend has it that Beethoven finished the solo part so late that Clement had to sight-read part of his performance!
Award winning Kilkenny violinist Maria Ryan is the recent winner of the coveted Heineken Violin Competition 2010. She is currently based in London, where she was appointed the prestigious position of leader of Southbank Sinfonia for the 2010 season.
Wexford Sinfonia is an orchestra based in the South-East of Ireland drawing musicians from across the region. The orchestra presents two concerts a year.