Sunday, 24 August 2014

New Season, New Director

Here our Chair Rachael Cullivan Elliot is are sadly saying "Thank You for the Music", on behalf of us all, to our retiring Musical Director Sue King, at our summer party in the Hotel Kilmore in May.









Now we extend a warm Céad Míle Fáilte to our new Musical Director Paul Flynn, who has sung with us in the past (Bass and Barbershop). Here is his current CV!!
Paul Flynn is from Lucan, Co. Dublin. In 2000, he graduated with a BA in music from Trinity College Dublin, specialising in composition with Kevin O’Connell and Donnacha Dennehy. In 2009 he was awarded an M. Litt. in musicology from the same college. He is also a fully qualified post-primary teacher and has also completed postgraduate studies in Theology.
He has extensive experience of the choral genre not only through composition but also through conducting and singing with many choirs including the Mornington Singers, Trinity College Dublin Chapel Choir and St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Dublin. In 2006, he won the Christ Church Cathedral Festival Composition Competition. He received the International Composer Honourable Mention in the 2009 POLYPHONOS competition with The Esoterics choir, Seattle, USA. In 2013, Paul was awarded first place in the Corpus Christi Chorale Composition Competition in Texas with his setting of Sub Tuum Praesiduium. He has had works performed in many venues both in Ireland, Austria, USA, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, including recent performances by the men of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Recently, his work Hymnus Sancti Camelaci was selected to represent Ireland at the 2014 ISCM World Music Days Festival in Poland.
He currently directs the Choir of the RC Parish of St. Michael’s, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. He acts as a music advisor, liturgical music consultant and has directed many music events and concerts. He is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre (www.cmc.ie) and is an active member of the AIC (Association of Irish Composers: www.composers.ie).

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