Verdi’s Requiem is a once in a lifetime work, The Olympia is a once in a lifetime venue, and April 1 is going to be a once in a lifetime performance. 200 performers giving it everything they have in one of the greatest works of dramatic music ever written. Never mind Spinal Tap – THIS is turning the amp to 11! And, it’s all in aid of a fantastic cause – the Marie Keating Foundation. What’s not to love!
Co-Orch Dublin, in partnership with Cantairi Avondale & Dun Laoghaire Choral Society, are delighted to present Giuseppe Verdi’s epic masterpiece Verdi’s Requiem, at The Olympia Theatre on Monday 1st April.
This production brings together a 75-piece symphony orchestra led by celebrated violinist Michael D’Arcy and over 100 singers conducted by John Doyle, one of the most exciting Irish conductors of his generation. Acclaimed Irish soloists Sandra Oman (Soprano), David Howes (Bass), Raphaela Mangan (Mezzo-soprano) and David Lynn (Tenor) will complete the ensemble.
All proceeds will go towards our charity partner the Marie Keating Foundation who do incredible work to support those diagnosed with cancer.
Co-Orch Dublin was set up in 2011, to support Irish musicians, composers, conductors and charities As its name suggests, Co-Orch is a cooperative. This means that all aspects of the orchestra’s life are chosen by its members including the concert programmes, dates and partner charities. We are also keen to bring classical music to new venues and audiences and insist that anywhere we play has a bar . . .
To date, Co-Orch has raised over €150,000 for ARC Cancer Support, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Saplings School, GOAL, Spinal Injuries Ireland, Barnardos, The Red Door School, The Laura Brennan Children’s Trust, Turn2Me, Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Operation Smile.