St. Columb’s Cathedral to host young American chamber choir for free concert on Easter Monday

The Ashley Hall Red Choir and Chamber Choir from South Carolina will stop off in Derry for a very special Easter Monday performance in the beautiful surrounds of St. Columb’s Cathedral.

Ashley Hall is a preparatory girls’ school in Charleston, South Carolina and the Red Choir is an auditioned ensemble for students who are dedicated to the art of choral music. The choir performs throughout the school year, with major performances at Christmas and graduation. In addition to performing in the Charleston community, members of the Red Choir have performed throughout the United States and Europe, most recently completing a successful tour of Italy.

The choir is conducted by Dr. Robin Garner who is in her tenth year as Director of Choral Activities at Ashley Hall. Dr. Garner studied music and conducting in both Ireland and the USA and is a founding member of the Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers, a professional choir based in Asheville, North Carolina.

The youngest member of the group described how “this is the first trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland for many of our singers and we are very excited to have the opportunity to perform in such beautiful venues and to take in so many counties in one tour. We have a beautiful programme of music to share with our audiences and look forward to making friends along the way who share a love of music and singing!”

The choir will complete an Easter tour of Ireland that includes a series of free concerts in St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dublin), Kylemore Abbey (Galway), Glenstal Abbey (Limerick) and St. Columb’s Cathedral (Derry).

All concerts are free of charge and all are welcome.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dublin), Saturday 26th March, 1pm

St. Columb’s Cathedral (Derry), Monday 28th March, 7.30pm

Kylemore Abbey (Galway), Wednesday 30th March, 12pm

Glenstal Abbey (Limerick), Thursday 31st March.

For more information contact Conor Ellard, Tour Operator, 00353 87 290 3407.