'Celtic Collection' A celebration of Irish and Scottish works performed by Bethel University Wind Symphony from St Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. The programme includes The Wild Goose (An Ge Fhian), four Scottish dances as well as Cotillon, a suite of dance tunes especially suited to wind instruments and first performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1939.
The Bethel University Wind Symphony is made up of more than 45 wind, brass and percussion instrument players, many of whom are music students at the college in St Paul, Minnesota in the heart of America's Midwest.
The all-student symphony will perform a selection of Irish and Scottish airs including Amazing Grace, Loch Lomond and four Scottish dances as well as Cotillon, a suite of dance tunes specially suited to wind instruments and first performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1939.
It will also include a selection of American tunes include marching songs The Circus Bee and the classic American The Stars and Stripes Forever and American folk tunes including The Cry of the Wild Goose
The orchestra is made up of 45 students aged from 18-22 tour every year. Recent overseas tours have included the UK, the Baltic States, Poland Slovakia, Czech Republic, Malaysia and Singapore in 2011, and most recently South Korea. For 2019 the Wind Symphony will perform in Ireland and Scotland.
Program to be selected from the following:
The Wild Goose (An Ge Fhian) Ryan George
Four Scottish Dances Malcolm Arnold
IV. Con Brio
Sparkle William Harbison
Cotillon (A Suite of Dance Tunes) Arthur Benjamin / Arr. William Silvester
I. Introduction and Lord Hereford’s Delight
II. Daphne’s Delight
III. Marlborough’s Victory
IV. Love’s Triumph
V. Jiggit E Foot
VI. The Charmer
VII. Nymph Divine
(Probably will not do all movements)
Fantasia on Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair Mark Camphouse
Chorale Variants on Herzliebster Jesu Todd Stalter
Amazing Grace Frank Ticheli
Loch Lomond Frank Ticheli
Sacred Harp Jay Bocook
The Circus Bee Henry Fillmore
Carnival Day Chang Su Koh
The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
Carrickfergus Traditional Irish Folk Song / Arr. Patrick Roszell
Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes
Admission Free - Registration is Essential. You can register here for one or more people and will be issued with your ticket.Register Free
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
By BUS: Christchurch Place is on several bus routes, including 123, 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a and 77x - see DublinBus.ie for information.
By LUAS: Christ Church is served by the Luas Red Line. Get off at the Four Courts stop and cross the river on to Winetavern Street.
By TRAIN: Christ Church is located 15 minutes walk from Heuston and 20 minutes walk from Connolly Rail Stations, both of which are served by the number 90 bus which stops on both sides of the quays directly opposite the cathedral.
By DART: Christ Church is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Tara Street Dart Station.
CAR PARKING: The nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church, accessed from Werburgh Street, just across from the cathedral. It is a 24-hour car park.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.34351299999999, Longitude -6.271060199999965