Press Releases

Encore for Action on Hearing Loss

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013

    ENCORE FOR ACTION ON HEARING LOSS!   Leading deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss, is Charity of the Year for Derry/Londonderry-based Encore Contemporary choir, and proceeds from their ‘Decades’ show in the Millennium Forum on 8 September will benefit local people with hearing loss.  The Decades show will feature a range of contemporary music from Abba to Adele, Glenn Millar to Coldplay, and The Beatles to Madonna. Marie Dunne is a member of the Encore Contemporary Choir and works for Action on Hearing Loss in Derry/Londonderry. She says, “As a singer and performer I...

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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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Choir to perform for Dalai Lama

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013

Published in Derry Journal on Thursday 28 February 2013 12:07 Encóre Contemporary Choir has been invited to perform at the Culture of Compassion conference in front of the Dalai Lama. Derry’s leading contemporary choir have been building an unsurpassed reputation since they formed in 2011 and are delighted to have the opportunity to be part of this once in a life time event. The conference, organised by Derry-based charity Children in Crossfire, will be held in The Venue at Ebrington on April 18. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be the event’s keynote speaker and further guests will be...

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Encóre adopts Action on Hearing Loss as Charity of the Year 2012 – 2013

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012

Encóre Contemporary Choir, which celebrated its 1st ‘birthday’ in February, has announced that it is to adopt ‘Action on Hearing Loss’ as its ‘preferred charity’ for 2012 and 2013.  Action on Hearing Loss, formerly RNID, is the largest UK charity supporting people with a hearing loss.  It celebrated its centenary last year and has been in Northern Ireland since 1991. Speaking about the partnership, Action on Hearing Loss’s Northern Ireland Director, Jackie White, said “We are delighted to have been selected as Encóre Contemporary Choir’s chosen charity for two years. We...

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Encóre Celebrates First Birthday

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

Encóre Contemporary Choir celebrated its first birthday in February – and what a year it has been! As Encóre turns one, the North West’s foremost contemporary choir can look back on a year of great achievements, including a sell out Christmas show ‘Musicals and Mistletoe’ at the Waterside Theatre in December. With an influx of new members, bringing the choir’s numbers up to 52, it looks like 2012 is set to be another phenomenal year, with Encóre moving into fantastic new rehearsal space in the Millennium Forum. Musical Director of Encóre Contemporary Choir, Emmet Doherty, said...

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