Our Workplace Choir project started in September 2018 - it allows companies to become involved in a workplace choir. It is a strand of the Arts Office Music Development Programme and is part funded by the Arts Council,
Two companies were selected through an open call-out to take part - the HSE in the Dún Laoghaire area and the Blackrock Further Education Institute. Alan Leech was engaged as the principal Choral Conductor; he is one of Ireland’s leading tenors and choral practitioners. Grace Bergin was the Co-Choral Director. They worked with participants over a 10 week period from the end of September, in the workplace for one session each week. In addition a workplace choir was formed in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Coounty Council. The choirs had their debut concert in the Studio, dlr LexIcon on 4 December. Led by choral directors Alan Leech and Grace Bergin, and accompanied by pianist Liz Hilliard, the choirs performed a selection of Christmas songs to a packed and very appreciative audience!
In 2019 the BFEI and dlr Choirs have continued to rehearse with Grace Bergin on a weekly basis. Members of the two choirs performed a number of songs in the Pavilion on 30 May, supporting the Dún Laoghaire Choral Society concert.
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