FREE ‘Celtic Collection’ Concert. A celebration of Irish and Scottish works. Bethel University Wind Symphony from St Paul, U.S.A
‘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.
Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
Dates: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes