On Saturday, March 15th, 7:30pm, Artists Without Walls will be presenting the University College Dublin Choral Scholars in a fund raising event called Sailing Away: Songs of Farewell. The evening will be hosted by Niamh Hyland, a former soloist with the UCD Choral Scholars. “It is an exciting program filled with songs of love, loss, parting, immigration and the sea,” Niamh said of the event, which will take place at the historic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th St., New York City.
UCD Choral Scholars is Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble and is embarking on its first tour of the United States. Eighteen high-achieving, gifted students are awarded a scholarship each September by a panel of professional musicians following a competitive selection process. UCD’s repertoire ranges from popular music to the medieval to the contemporary.
In May 2013, the UCD Choral Scholars won first place in the National Open Competition for Church Music at the Cork International Choral Festival. Their Parting Glass EP quickly moved to #2 on the charts in the Irish World Music category. Parting Glass is a YouTube hit as well, garnering close to 200,000 views. Listen to Parting Glass
We are also pleased to announce that our special guest and Artist Without Walls’ member, historian/author Peter Quinn, will share stories of his family’s immigrant experience. “Peter Quinn is a poet and an historian and one of our finest storytellers,” said National Book Award winner Colum McCann.
Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets for the event are $20.
Net proceeds from the sale of tickets to this event will benefit the Artists Without Walls’ mission, which is to inspire, uplift and unite people and communities of diverse cultures through the pursuit of artistic achievement. Listen to Mo Ghile Mear