If you were at our Evening Songs gig at Christ Church Cathedral last week you’ll know that the stars of the show were undoubtedly the UCD Choral Scholars, who took the music of Young Wonder, Heathers and Ham Sandwich and made it as magical and beautiful as the surroundings. With a large repertoire ranging from art to popular music, and stretching from the medieval to the contemporary in style, Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble give many major concerts throughout the academic year, both nationally and internationally.
Eighteen high-achieving, gifted students are awarded a scholarship each September by a panel of professional musicians following a competitive selection process. Award recipients come from a range of academic disciplines, from Music to Medicine, Law, Agricultural Science, Commerce and Engineering. Led by choir master Desmond Earley, their new four track EP features English and Irish language material, including ‘The Parting Glass’ – the piece that closed last week’s show in such jawdropping fashion. Stream it below and buy it here.