Available to view until June 30th -FREE
During the long months of lockdown, many virtual choir projects sprang up, and it was with a little trepidation that we ventured down this well-trodden path. We wanted to give those who were missing singing in their own choirs the chance to have a good sing again. More than that, we wanted them to be able to avail of the expertise of our Resurgam singers, and team up with some of the period instrumentalists we work with regularly. And we threw a new commission into the mix as well – Sean Doherty’s radiant new setting Hail gladdening light, commissioned by Music for Galway for the Galway 2020 Soundscapes programme. As it never received its premiere due to the pandemic cancellations, we decided to give it an online outing instead, and it is one of two works we are presenting in the short online maiden voyage of our new virtual choir, Resurgam Connects. We’ve teamed it with Monteverdi’s effervescent Cantate Domino, where we are joined by players from the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and harpist Siobhán Armstrong.
We were overwhelmed with the response to the invitation to take part in Resurgam Connects and had to turn many people away. Our ensemble of nearly sixty singers entered into the project with verve, and the members made wonderful videos which all combine to make what we think is a stunning virtual performance of the two works. Do join us for the live premiere of these incredible virtual choir videos on Sunday May 30th at 5pm. This event hosted by Mark Duley, Resurgam's Founder and Artistc Director - with guests, Ciarán Kelly, Seán Doherty, Finghín and Collins.
The event is free to view by clicking on the link below on Sunday 30th at 5pm.
Mark Duley will be joined in a LIVE conversation with Seán Doherty Ciarán Kelly, and Finghín Collins to discuss Resurgam Connects, singing virtually and all things choral. You will be able to watch the premiere videos with the panel and engage with the discussion about the process of training with a virtual choir.
Presented with Music For Galway and Sing Ireland, we will premiere the stunning new work by Seán Doherty - Hail! Gladdening Light - a work commissioned by Music for Galway as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. The virtual choir led by Artistic Director Mark Duley also performs Monteverdi's effervescent Cantate Domino. A thrilling culmination of Resurgam's first virtual choir - Resurgam connects.