New Dublin Voices has premiered and performed many pieces by Seán Doherty, both in Ireland and abroad. And not just because he is a member of New Dublin Voices. It's because we love his music and want to create a permanent record of some of our favourites. Seán has written much award-winning music: he has twice been awarded the Young Composers’ Bursary at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival (2013, 2014), the Jerome Hynes composition competition (2011), was a finalist in the BBC Radio 3 / National Centre for Early Music’s Composers’ Award 2013. In 2017, he was selected for the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland ‘Composer Lab’ project, for which his piece All Against All was premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland.
This project will be recorded in Ireland in 2022 and we hope to launch the album in autumn 2022.
This project will cost approximately €15,000
Hire of studio - 1500
Purchase of music - 500
Engineer for two days - 4000
Mixing/balancing tracks - 4000
Writing of notes for sleeve - 400
Design of sleeve - 600
Producing CDs - 2000
Launch concert - 1000
PR/promotion for CD and concert - 1000
Seán’s choral works have received many international performances and have garnered numerous awards: he has won the Feis Ceoil choral composition award four times, the Choir and Organ Magazine composition competition twice, plus others. His choral works have been performed by the choir of Merton College, Oxford, the choir of Salisbury Cathedral, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Chicago a cappella, the Grant Park Chorus, Chicago, Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Voci nuove, the Mornington Singers, and New Dublin Voices.
Bernie Sherlock is an internationally-acclaimed conductor with vast choral experience both at home and abroad.
As a result of fundraising the choir already has a portion of the necessary money in place. However, we need the help of family and friends via Fund it to see the project through to completion. We intend to run further fundraisers later in 2022 to address any shortfall in funding.
New Dublin Voices is not in receipt of any centralised funding at all. We hold concerts throughout the year, sometimes making money from them, in addition to our winnings at international choral competitions, which haven't happened in the last 2 years. But every concert, every trip and every project costs money, without which this amazing choir would eventually go quiet.
New Dublin Voices would like to thank you sincerely for your kind donation to our project - it really means a lot. We will do our very best to make a wonderful CD of extremely high quality, produced in part by our generous donors - thank you in advance!