Charlotte.Eglington Charlotte.Eglington at staffmail.ul.ie
Wed Dec 2 12:35:05 GMT 2009


The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s upcoming performance of Handel’s Messiah at UCH Limerick has proven to be a spectacular sell-out over the years.   There will be many performances of Messiah this year, but only one that combines Ireland's most dynamic orchestra with the country’s finest professional choir, and a world-class line-up of soloists making this the one not to miss.   

Since the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s first performance at University Concert Hall in 1996, Messiah has seen the orchestra form a very fruitful association with the National Chamber Choir, a seventeen-piece choir which includes some of the country’s finest voices.  This year will further copper-fasten this association and promises to be the best Messiah yet.  


The Irish Chamber Orchestra is passionate in its promotion of exciting young international talent.  This year a host of renowned Irish singers perform under the able baton of one of Britain’s finest and most versatile young conductors Jonathan Cohen.   A conductor, cellist and keyboardist, with a wide ranging experience of music from baroque to contemporary, Jonathan is in increasing demand for concerts and festivals throughout Europe.  Rising Irish stars who are fast gaining success on the international stage include Sinead Campbell (soprano), Martha Bredin (mezzo), Eamonn Mulhall (tenor) and Limerick’s Owen Gilhooly (bass) will only embellish this performance. 

George Frideric Handel is best known as the inventor of the English oratorio, the most famous being Messiah, one of the best-loved choral-orchestral works in history. Though he contributed to every genre then current and was one of the great composers of Italian opera, this one piece has cemented his reputation in the modern mind and has become an annual ritual for an untold number of concert-goers.  If you haven’t yet experienced this festive classic celebration, check out details on www.irishchamberorchestra.com

University Concert Hall, Limerick 

Friday 18 December €25, €15 + concessions         

Limerick:   061 331549/314314 or 189023543



Charlotte Eglington

Press Officer

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Tel:    061-202583

Fax:   061-202617

email: charlotte.eglington at ul.ie


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