Choral Master Class for Offaly Choirs

With over 25 choirs in Offaly, there is a huge interest in people across Offaly coming together to sing.

With over 25 choirs in Offaly, there is a huge interest in people across Offaly coming together to sing.

As part of the Midland Master Classes series there is an opportunity for choirs and individuals to come together to work and learn from one of Ireland’s leading choral experts, Alan Leech.

“We are delighted to have someone of Alan’s choral caliber come to Offaly, this is a great chance for choirs and those interested in group singing to get outside their comfort zone and really advance their singing practice. There is always something new to learn and someone new to learn from, so I hope choirs will really make the most of this opportunity” said Arts Officer, Sinead O’Reilly.

Alan Leech is a member of the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and has worked for many years as a singing teacher and lecturer in Choral Conducting at Griffith College. He is in considerable demand in his role as “The Choral Doctor”, working with many choirs throughout the country as a vocal consultant. Alan also works as Tenor Voice Coach for the Irish Youth Choir, and has worked for the Association of Irish Choirs on their Annual Conductor Training Summer School.

The Master Class takes place on Saturday October 6 from 10am to 4pm in the Presbyterian Church in Tullamore (beside Tullamore Town Council). The cost is only €20 per person for the day. To book a place please contact the Offaly Arts Office on 057 9357400 or arts@offalycoco.ie

The Midland Master Classes is an initiative of the Arts Offices of Offaly, Laois and Westmeath to bring renowned experts to the Midlands for the professional development of many artists and art forms. There are many excellent master classes this autumn across the Midlands from acting, directing, photography and creative writing, so please contact your local arts office for a programme.