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4 Things Your Choir Should Know About Before You Enter the City Of Derry International Choral Festival

Applications for the City of Derry International Choral Festival 2016 are opening this month – With so many things to consider before you sign your choir up for this exciting competition, here are four things you should know about before you apply to CODI Choral Festival (…or to any choral competition for that matter!) The Contemporary […]

Composers Amanda Feery, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Scott McLaughlin selected to participate in the first Composer Lab

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Centre are pleased to announce Amanda Feery, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Scott McLaughlin as the composers selected to participate in the first Composer Lab. Composer Lab is a new pilot initiative aimed at composers registered with the Contemporary Music Centre who have had their work performed […]

Best Practice Session – Working with Children and Young People in Performance Music Education

Music Generation and the Contemporary Music Centre are working together to develop a mutual understanding of best practice in relation to composers engaging with children and young people in a performance music education context. Composers, Music Generation musicians and those interested in working with composers in the context of performance music education across Ireland are […]

New recordings of carols by CMC composers to feature on all Christmas week on Blue of the Night, RTE Lyric FM

For Christmas week, the Blue of the Night will feature exclusive recordings of new contemporary Irish choral music. Enjoy Christmas carols and contemporary choral works by CMC composers Linda Buckley, John Gibson, Eibhlís Farrell, Philip Martin, Colin Mawby and Jonathan Nangle performed by the Girls’ Choir of St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin, conducted by Blánaid […]

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and CMC announce ‘Composer Lab’

CMC and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra are delighted to announce the new pilot initiative, Composers Lab, for 2016. Aimed at composers who have had their work performed professionally but who have not yet worked with a professional symphony orchestra, the purpose of this initiative is to provide a creative and open environment for composers to deepen their […]

Fidelio Trio Launch new CD this weekend

The new CD,  Dancing in Daylight, will be launched on 6 December as part of the trio’s third Winter Chamber Music Festival at Belvedere House, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, from 4-6 December. Dancing in Daylight is released by the Métier label and features Irish piano trios specially written for the Fidelio Trio by John Buckley, Rhona Clarke, Seoirse Bodley […]

CMC presents Musical Tales, two concerts in Dublin city libraries

The series is in association with the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and takes place at 1pm on 26 November and 4 December. Funded by the Dublin City Council Arts Office and supported by the Dublin City Council Library Development Office, the series is curated by Dr. Mark Fitzgerald of DIT and celebrates the music […]

Sylvia O’Brien’s Top Five Pieces for Voice and Piano from the CMC Library

Last week, the Contemporary Music Centre hosted Sylvia O’Brien (soprano) for a week long residency. Sylvia O’Brien is a singer of contemporary repertoire and has collaborated with many Irish composers including Gerald Barry, Brian Irvine, Ian Wilson, Kevin O’Connell, Raymond Deane, and Seóirse Bodley, with whom she has performed on many occasions. Sylvia spent the week exploring our […]