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Birr Young Voices

Established in 2017 as part of Birr Festival of Music, in collaboration with Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath, Birr Young Voices is a choral group for young people aged 8-12 years, with over 160 children experiencing music and exciting projects with wonderful choral directors and singers over the years.

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NEW TERM -
2024
Venue: Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Time: Thursdays, 4pm - 5.15pm

 

TERM 2: CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

January 18 - May 2 

(Includes a Music & Art Easter Camp on 3rd, 4th, 

  • Performance on Monday 6 May during Birr Festival of Music 

Our Director for 2023/2024 season is Gregory Ward, specialist in Kodaly pedagogy, music teacher, singer and composer.

CREATURES GREAT & SMALL

Linking music, art, and puppet making, Birr Young Voices are working with a professional team of artists to explore the world of tiny bogland creatures found in artist/photographer Tina Claffey’s publications Tapestry of Light and Portal.

Working with choral director Gregory Ward and pianist Sophie Ward, songs about mythical and familiar creatures, of animals small and large, will be the central theme of music and song worked on during 14 weekly sessions, and in a 3-day music and art camp during school Easter holidays.

 

Including original songs on the theme by Birr composer Laura Sheils.

Facilitated by artist/puppeteer Caoimhe Dunn and Tina Claffey, the children select, study, and create models/puppets of bogland creatures and visit Birr Library for further research, and Killaun and Boora Bogs with their families. 

 

PERFORMANCE
Monday 6 May, 3.30pm
St. Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Oxmantown Mall, Birr.
Free

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THIS PROJECT IS 

KINDLY FUNDED BY

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