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  • Writer's pictureKieran McAuliffe

Franklin College Chamber Choir visit Cork

The wonderful Franklin College Chamber Choir from Indianapolis USA will perform in the beautiful surroundings of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork next Tuesday (28th March) at 8 pm. Admission is FREE. The Franklin College Chamber Choir last visited Cork in 2012 so don’t miss out on this opportunity to see them live.

The concert will last for approximately 1 hour

There will be a totally voluntary retiring contribution/donation to support the work of Shine Centre for Autism in Cork on the evening

Programme for Franklin College Chamber Choir :

1. The Ground – Ola Gjeilo

2. Ubi Caritas – Maurice Durufle

3. Danny Boy – Traditional, Arr. Weatherly

Dr. Eric DeForest, Soloist

4. Amazing Grace – Traditional, Arr. Althouse

5. Innsbruck, Ich Muss Dich Lassen – Heinrich Issac

6. Shenandoah – Traditional, Arr. Althouse

Dr. Gabe Fadale, Soloist

7. Who Can I Turn To? – Bricusse & Newley

8. Joy Sounds II – Kirby Shaw

About Franklin College:

Franklin College, a four-year, liberal arts college in suburban Indianapolis, IN, was founded in 1834. The first college in Indiana to admit women, Franklin College was also amongst the first colleges in the United States to have a co-educational choir. To this day, the proud and distinguished choral program at Franklin College is represented by the FC Singers, the FC Men’s Chorus, the FC Women’s Chorus, the FC Show Choir, and it’s touring group, the FC Chamber Choir. Of the one hundred and fifty participants in the Franklin College choral department, the sixteen members of the Chamber Choir are selected for their desire to perform globally as well as regionally. Having toured Europe since 1954, this is the Chamber Choir’s second visit to the Emerald Isle following a highly successful visit in 2012.

The Music Department at Franklin College strives not to produce professional performers, but rather to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values to become creative, imaginative thinkers and life-long lovers of music. Every student has the potential to think and invent, and music can be an opportunity for students to trust and respect their own ideas and abilities. We help students create and participate in musical activities informed by authentic personal experiences and to develop technical skills to best express their ideas, thus building confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

Our music program allows students to make meaning out of and give an authentic voice to their inner being and outer experiences. Through the experiential processes of music, students develop both personal and multicultural awareness and understanding, as they reflect upon their own musical experiences as well as those of others.

Dr. Casey J. Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Music at Franklin College, in Franklin, IN, serving as the Director of Choral Activities. Casey began playing the piano at age 7 under legendary teachers Armilla Zix Wilson and Edgar Roberts of The Juilliard School. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from Butler University, where he studied with acclaimed choral conductor Henry Leck and composer/arranger James Quitman Mulholland. Casey received his PhD in Music Education from the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, in 2009.


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