The New Music Dublin 2018 festival fell foul of extreme weather in March of this year, but it has been rescheduled for September in the National Concert Hall.

Composers in the Classroom is a new event to open the Defrosted edition of the festival, which also coincides with Culture Night all around the country.

Over the last six months, eight Irish composers travelled to schools in Counties Armagh, Cork, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway and Louth to coach students in the creative process of composing for a Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass choir.

The composer’s visits were supplemented by a visit from a singer from Chamber Choir Ireland to give a performer’s perspective.

All student compositions were recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland and a selection of works from participating students will be performed by Chamber Choir Ireland in this gala performance.

The event is free but places are limited so booking is required.