Date: 13th Jan 2020 - 3rd Feb 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: An Croí, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
Price: Free (booking necessary)

With Maurice Kelly | le Maurice Kelly

In the weeks leading up to the festival Maurice Kelly will work intensively with school children from across the city – introducing them to the joys of choral singing. They will explore the most versatile of instruments: the human voice. During the workshops participants will have great fun discovering ways in which our voices can be used to provide melody, harmony and percussion. The aim will be to create a vocal and percussion ensemble for a showcase performance on Monday 3 February, with musical support from Jack Warnock (guitar) and Moya Sweeney (bodhran).

Oibreoidh Maurice Kelly go dian le páistí scoile ó gach cearn den chathair sna seachtainí roimh an fhéile – ag tabhairt blaiseadh beag den chóramhránaíocht dóibh. Déanfaidh siad iniúchadh ar an uirlis is ilúsáidí atá ann: guth an duine. Tabharfar deiseanna dóibh i rith na gceardlanna bealaí a oibriú amach a ligeann dúinn ár nguthanna á úsáid chun foinn, comhcheol agus cnagcheol a sheinm. Is í an aidhm atá taobh thiar de seo ná ensemble guthach agus cnagcheolmhar a chur ar an ardán Dé Luain 3 Feabhra, le tacaíocht ó Jack Warnock (giotár) agus Moya Sweeney (bodhrán).

Maurice Kelly is a Derry-born Musical Director, facilitator and collaborative pianist. He is Director of the newly launched Orchestra NorthWest, the arts organisation Allegri and is Creative Director for the Every Voice Fringe Festival. He is a much sought after MD for productions in various genres and has worked with the Millennium Forum and The Playhouse Theatre. Maurice also works as Aural Skills tutor and piano accompanist for Education Authority (Western Region) Music Service. He has extensive musical knowledge, particularly in choral singing, and has studied with the European Academy of Young Choral Conductors, Europa Cantat, Association of British Choral Directors and the internationally-renowned Kodaly Institute. He has performed as chorister, accompanist and conductor locally, nationally and in various international choral festivals in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.

Is Stiúrthóir Ceoil, éascaitheoir agus comhphianódóir as Doire é Maurice Kelly. Tá sé mar Stiúrthóir ar an Cheolfhoireann nuasheolta NorthWest agus ar an eagraíocht ealaíon Allegri, agus tá sé mar Stiúrthóir Cruthaitheach ar an Every Voice Fringe Festival. Is Stiúrthóir Bainistíochta é a bhfuil tóir mhór air chun léiriúcháin a dhéanamh i seánraí éagsúla, agus tá saothair léirithe aige sa Millennium Forum agus sa Playhouse Theatre. Oibríonn Maurice mar theagascóir Cluas-Scileanna agus mar thionlacaí pianó do Sheirbhís Cheoil an Údaráis Oideachais (an tIarthar) chomh maith. Tá saineolas ceoil aige, ar an chóramhránaíocht go háirithe, agus tá staidéar déanta aige leis an European Academy of Young Choral Conductors, le hEuropa Cantat, leis an Association of British Choral Directors agus leis an Kodaly Institute, a bhfuil cáil idirnáisiúnta air. Sheinn sé mar chórchantaire, mar thionlacaí agus mar stiúrthóir ceolfhoirne go háitiúil, go náisiúnta agus go hidirnáisiúnta ar chórfhéiltí idirnáisiúnta éagsúla in Éirinn, sa Ríocht Aontaithe, ar an Mhór-Roinn agus sna Stáit Aontaithe.