The Kaleidoscope series celebrates its 2nd birthday with a special event on 11 December 2011

The musical event curated by Cliodhna Ryan and Kate Ellis takes place in the Button Factory, Temple Bar from 9:00pm until late on Sunday, 11 December, and also includes an earlier drinks reception at 7:30pm.

Featuring what promises to be “a magical Kaleidoscope cocktail of elegance, excellence and excitement”, the night includes the world premiere of a new work by Glasgow-based composer David Fennessy. The work, Duo for Violin, Cello and Electronics, was specially written for Kaleidoscope co-curators, violinist Cliodhna Ryan and cellist Kate Ellis, and was commissioned with support from the Arts Council.

The night also includes performances from the award-winning choir, New Dublin Voices (NDV) conducted by Bernie Sherlock, and a special performance of Steve Reich’s seminal work for string quartet, Different Trains, performed in celebration of the composer’s 75th birthday year. An “after-hours show” features more performances from NDV alongside music from two bands, I Draw Slow and Prison Love.

Tickets for the show are €22.50 and are available from Further details available from


IRISH SAXOPHONE QUARTET: Ken Edge (Soprano Sax), Kevin Hanafin (Alto Sax), Ciaran Sutton (Tenor Sax), Rob Geraghty (Baritone Sax)
George Gershwin: Three Preludes

Michelle Sheridan (Soprano), Cliodhna Ryan, Anita Vedres (Violins), Karen Dervan (Viola), Kate Ellis (Cello)
Johannes Brahms: Funf Ophelia Lieder

Michelle Sheridan (Soprano), Karen Dervan (Viola)
John Taverner: excerpts from ‘To a Child Dancing in the Wind’

Cliodhna Ryan (Violin), Kate Ellis (Cello)
David Fennessy: Duo for Violin, Cello and Electronics (World Premiere)

NEW DUBLIN VOICES: Conductor Bernie Sherlock
Giovanni Palestrina: ‘Kyrie’ from Missa Papae Marcelli
Thomas Morley: ‘Fyer, Fyer’
Claudio Monteverdi: ‘Io Mi Son Giovinetta’
Giovanni Palestrina: ‘Agnus Dei’ from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera

Cliodhna Ryan, Anita Vedres (Violins), John Lynch (Viola), Kate Ellis (Cello)
Steve Reich: Different Trains


NEW DUBLIN VOICES: Conductor Bernie Sherlock



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