ANÚNA 30th Anniversary Concert
Thursday 16th March, 8.00pm
Room: Main Auditorium
Prices: €35, €30, €25, €20 (Choir Balcony)
Concessions: €31.50, €27, €22.50, €18 (Choir Balcony)
15% discount for Groups of 10 or more
20% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall and Young Maestros
Anúna, Ireland’s world-renowned chamber choir, celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a rare Irish performance of new works, and popular compositions and arrangements by founder, Michael McGlynn. This concert will also feature a tribute to the work of poet Francis Ledwidge on the centenary of his death.
In 1987 Michael McGlynn founded Anúna in an effort to create a physical voice for his compositions, many of which are strongly influenced by the history and mythology of his homeland.
The name Anúna is derived from the Gaelic term An Uaithne, a collective description for the three ancient forms of Irish music - Goltraí (song of lament), Geantraí (song of joy) and Suantraí (the lullaby). An Uaithne and subsequently ANÚNA, is a uniquely beautiful instrument. The purity and natural techniques that are employed by the singers explore the stories of ordinary people, poets, saints and scholars. Within these songs are universal truths told through the landscape, the philosophy and the mythology of Ireland and beyond.
Anúna have appeared at some of the finest classical music venues in the world including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, twice at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and twice at Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, Town Hall New York and performed a full programme for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Signed to some of the world's major record labels including Decca, Universal Classics, Polygram, E1 and Philips, Anúna have released seventeen albums, been nominated for a Classical Brit Award, won a National Entertainment Award, appeared on three Grammy Award winning albums and have placed on the UK Classical and US Billboard Charts regularly.Presented by the National Concert Hall