The Donagh Choir (Carndonagh) will be joining forces with the Donegal Chamber Orchestra tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) at Conwal Church in Letterkenny at 3pm.
This is the first concert of the 2023 edition of the popular ‘Sundays in Conwal’ series, the Donegal Chamber Music Society has been presenting concerts here since 2012.
The concert will also feature soloists Danielle Kelly (soprano) and Seán McConologue (tenor) as well as members of the chamber orchestra in Handel’s Concerto Grosso in G Major.
On the programme will be works by Mozart and Bach, as well as arrangements of popular music such as Ed Sheeran’s ‘Supermarket Flowers’ and Lenonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
The Inishowen-based composer John McLachlan will conduct his hymn ‘Alone with None’ for choir and orchestra, as well as his ‘Tango’ for strings, premiered recently by the Donegal Chamber Orchestra. Helen Haughey will be directing the Donagh Choir and Victor Yélamo will conduct the DCO, which is led by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo of Donegal Music Education Partnership.
In a special treat for Valentine’s week, the DCO will perform their acclaimed interpretation of Rota’s ‘A Time For Us’, the love theme from Zeffirelli’s masterpiece ‘Romeo and Juliet’. A video of a DCO performance of the piece at Conwal three years ago, filmed by Brian Fleury from Ardara, has hit over 32,000 views on YouTube.
The Donagh Choir and DCO concert will last for around an hour and won’t have an interval. Tickets are €10/€5 concession and will be available on the door from 2.30pm with the concert starting at 3pm.