Sunday 2nd December will see the St Pauls' Chapel choir and guests and the City of Waterford Brass perform a live RTE broadcast from the RTE studios in Montrose. It is a very special broadcast as it will be featuring music composed by Julie Quinlan, Musical Director of City of Waterford Brass.
Julie was invited by Roger Childs, Head of Religious programming, to perform a broadcast of her 'Celebration Mass', a composition for Voices, Brass, Percussion and Organ. It was composed to celebrate her Dad's, Michael Quinlan, 50th anniversary in City of Waterford Brass in 2010. The offertory music titled 'My Gift' will feature Michael Quinlan, on Euphonium as soloist.
Both the band and choir are very honoured to be representing Waterford City for this very special event, particularly with the various anniversaries being celebrated this year for St Pauls' parish and City of Waterford Brass.
The Mass broadcast will be celebrated by Fr. Richard O'Halloran from St Pauls' Parish who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. The band and choir will be conducted by Julie Quinlan, who herself is celebrating thirty years as a member of City of Waterford Brass this year as the band celebrates its 80th anniversary.
Julie, who is the co-ordinator of the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Music School, is currently completing her postgraduate music composition studies at the Institute under the supervision of Dr. Marian Ingoldsby. It is indeed a huge honour for RTE to feature original compositions for broadcast and the band and choir are rehearsing twice weekly for the forthcoming performance.
For information on studying music at WIT, visit the Department of applied Arts
For information on the WIT Music School, visit the School of Lifelong Learning & Education
For information on the City of Waterford Brass, visit www.cityofwaterfordbrass.com