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Spring Trimester Concert Schedule 2023

Tuesday 4 April 2023, 8.00pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra and UCD Philharmonic Choir - A Night at the Movies IV
The UCD Symphony Orchestra celebrates its twentieth anniversary season with the fourth in its hugely successful series of Night at the Movies concerts. 
National Concert Hall, Dublin (view map)

Friday 21 April 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
UCD Gamelan Orchestra Concert featuring Guest Musician, Dónal Lunny
Featuring student compositions, traditional Javanese repertoire, and a new arrangement of Dónal Lunny's music for gamelan and bouzouki.
Lutheran Hall, Dublin 2 (view map)

Thursday 27 April 2023, 8:00pm
UCD Choral Scholars Concert - Haydn Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)
Choral Scholars and The UCD Ad Astra Chamber Orchestra, together with Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass soloists will present a performance of Joseph Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (‘Mass in Time of Affliction’). The performance will be conducted by Professor Harry White.

Ranked by the great Haydn scholar H. C. Robbins Landon as ‘arguably Haydn’s single greatest composition’, the Missa in Angustiis (also known in Haydn’s lifetime and thereafter as The Nelson Mass) is deeply imbued with the anguish of war. Composed in 1798, when Austria was in turmoil at the prospect of a French invasion, the work continues to solicit our attention because of its dramatic beseechments in the face of mortal conflict. But this great setting of the mass also affords an arresting expression of courage and solace that could scarcely be more germane to the current crisis in Europe, and above all to the war in Ukraine.
Newman University Church, Dublin (view map)

Friday 28 April 2023, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
UCD Composition Ensemble
Featuring new works by UCD composition students, the debut of the new music duo formed by current MA students Leah Mullen and David Adu-Appeagyei, as well as the debut of our new composition exchange programme with Penn State University, and a special guest appearance from violist and Director of Musici Ireland, Beth McNinch, who will premiere a new work by ensemble Director Dr. Peter Moran.
Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin (view map)

Saturday 29 April 2023, 7:00pm
UCD Swedish-Irish Wind Quintet
Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square (view map)


Sunday 4 September 2022, 8.00pm
UCD Choral Scholars and The Irish Chamber Orchestra: The Sons of Israel do Mourn
St Michael's Church, Dún Laoghaire

Friday 30 September 2022, 7.30pm
Who'd Ever Think it Would Come to This? – A Civil War Cantata
A new work for orchestra, choir and soloists to a libretto using civil war documents in UCD Archives
Commissioned by UCD Decade of Centenaries
Presented by UCD Archives and UCD School of Music
O'Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, Belfield Campus

Composed by: Anne-Marie O'Farrell
Libretto by: Ed Vulliamy
Adapted for performance by: Kellie Hughes
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Resurgam (Mark Duley, artistic director)
Colette Delahunt, soprano
Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano
Dean Power, tenor
Benjamin Russell, baritone
Ciarán Crilly, conductor

Supported by: Arts Council, UCD Ad Astra Academy, UCD College of Arts and Humanities, UCD Decade of Centenaries, UCD University Relations, RTÉ Lyric FM, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Resurgam

Wednesday 26 October 2022, 8.00pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra Presents: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
UCD Astra Hall, Student Centre, Belfield Campus

Wednesday 23 November 2022, 8.00pm
UCD Philharmonic Choir Concert
St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row

Wednesday 30 November 2022, 8.00pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra Presents: Closer Reading: Elgar Cello Concerto
UCD Astra Hall, Student Centre, Belfield Campus

Monday 28 November 2022
UCD Traditional Music Ensemble Concert

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 1.00pm
UCD Gamelan Orchestra Christmas Concert
UCD Student Village


31 March 2022, 6:30pm
Ad Astra Chamber Orchestra Concert
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Church, UCD Campus (No. 46 Grid E6)

2 April 2022, 1.00pm
UCD Choral Scholars Concert: A Light from the Dark
St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

9 April 2022, 7.30pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra and UCD Philharmonic Choir Concert - French Connections: Saint Saëns Organ Symphony
St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 8

20 April 2022, 7.00pm
UCD Composition Ensemble Concert
UCD Cinema-UCD Student Centre, Belfield Campus

Due to COVID-19 all our performances for the 2020/21 Autumn trimester were cancelled.


8 February 2020, 8.00pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra: IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras (closing performance)
NCH, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

5 March 2020, 6.30pm
Ad Astra Chamber Orchestra Concert
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Church, Belfield

1 April 2020, 8.00pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra: A Night at the Movies IV
Guest performers: UCD Philharmonic Choir & Alexander Bernstein (piano)
NCH, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

7 April 2020, 7.30pm
Ad Astra Spring Recital
St Ann's Church, Dawson Street

22 April 2020, 7.30pm
Joint Concert with L'Orchestre Universitaire de Strasbourg
Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre

25 April 2020, 6.00pm
UCD Gamelan Orchestra featuring special guest Artist-in-Residence Ignatius Sumiyoto
NCH, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

23 April 2020, 8.00pm
UCD Choral Scholars: The Four Note Spell
St. Ann's Church, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2


20 October 2019, 8.00pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra: And In The End with the Bootleg Beatles
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2

14 November 2019, 7.30pm
UCD Symphony Orchestra: Closer Reading -Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

19 November 2019, 8.00pm
UCD Philharmonic Choir: Laudate Dominum
St Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4

22 November 2019, 7.00pm
UCD Gamelan Orchestra: End-of-term Concert
UCD Global Lounge, Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

27 November 2019, 1.00pm
UCD Composers Ensemble: End-of-Term Concert
Room J305, UCD School of Music, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4

1 December 2019, 3.00pm
UCD Choral Scholars: Lyric FM 20th Birthday Celebration Concert (radio broadcast)
UCH, Foundation Building, Castletroy, Limerick

17-19 December, 8.00pm
UCD Choral Scholars: A Choral Celebration of Christmas (Concert Series)
University Church, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

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