Celebro , laudibus, Ring the bells, Time to celebrate
Two Limerick community ensembles presented their seasonal musical offerings at UCH this weekend . On Saturday night the University of Limerick Orchestra welcomed trombone player Karl Ronan who shone in an an attractive concerto by Rimsky Korsakov. There was a sense of camaraderie between the soloist and conductor, both former members of the Artane Boys Band. Conductor Liam Daly was a authoritative presence on the podium and drew a disciplined performance from the orchestra. There were no ragged edges as a sense of unity prevailed across all sections. Neither was there any paring down in any section with symphony proportions of wind and brass and a full complement of percussion added sparkle to the programme. After the interval, Limerick Youth Choir performed a short set of Carol of the Bells , a Russian Hymn and a brace of Julie Feeney numbers before the concert concluded with popular Christmas repertoire.
|David Howes in rehearsal with Malcolm Greene|
A Handel for the President LCU review
LCU Christmas 2010
German Requiem auf Deutsche ! LCU