Posts by Marie

Singing for the Dalai Lama – Aftershow Emotions

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013

Singing for the Dalai Lama “I heard these people in rehearsal and they are a fantastic choir…” That’s how Joe Mahon, TV presenter and MC at the Dalai Lama conference earlier this year, introduced Encóre Contemporary Choir to the 2,500-strong audience in Derry’s biggest arena, ‘The Venue’. A frisson of pride and excitement, mixed with the nerves, ran through every member of the choir as we stood there looking expectantly at our wonderful and talented Musical Director, Emmet Doherty, and waiting for our intro to ‘Something Inside So Strong’ to begin. And then it happened…we...

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Concert of Compassion – Venue -18th April 2013

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

Venue- Dalai Lama Concert of Compassion. April 18th 2013 Choir performing at Culture of Compassion conference in front of the Dalai Lama Aftershow Emotions.

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Strictly Come Jiggin

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE 10th July 2013 ENCÓRE GOES JIGGIN’!  1,2,3,4,5,6,7…1,2,3 and 1,2,3…!  This is what some members of Encóre Contemporary Choir have been hearing in their sleep over the past few weeks as they prepare for the choir’s latest fund-raising venture! A ‘Strictly Come Jiggin’’ event is being held in the Delacroix on Saturday 20th July to raise funds for the choir’s Millennium Forum concert in September.  And both nights are shaping up to be nights to remember. Around 12 choir members – male and female – most of whom have never...

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Stendhal Fesitval of Art – Limavady

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013

Stendhal 3 is go. Are you in?  Encore Contemporary Choir are…. Stendhal Returns this August 16 and 17. Tickets Available NOW via www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.stendhalfestival.com and The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre. Weekend Camping £30 Weekend Family Camping Pass (2 Adults & up to 4 Under 18’s)£45 Individual day Ticket info coming soon Music line-up so far Paddy Casey,Mick Wilson (10cc) feat Matt Backer, Pocket Billiards, Little Bear, Trucker Diablo, Rainy Boy Sleep, Axis of, NI Opera Showcase , Paul Casey, The Bonnevilles ,Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas,...

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City of Derry International Choral Festival

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013

City of Derry International Choral Festival  24th -17th October 2013 This four-day joyous celebration of choral activities involving national and international choirs, together with choirs from the local community will take place in venues that have proven popular for musical events such as the newly refurbished St Columb’s Theatre and the magnificent Guildhall, as well as the Waterside Theatre, UU Magee, Christ Church and local schools, but will also introduce choral performances in more unusual spaces such as shopping centres, hotel foyers and open-air spaces. The international choirs...

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