August 30th 2019: Amadeus Live.
With the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
The National Concert Hall, Dublin.
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Benjamin Pope conductor
Gary Beecher piano
Unmissable – the most famous film ever made about classical music screened with live orchestra and choir for the first time in Ireland!
Winner of eight Academy Awards®, Amadeus works as a passionate drama, a sumptuous period epic and the perfect celebration of Mozart’s sublime music. F. Murray Abraham is brilliant as rival composer Salieri, consumed with jealousy of the musical gifts bestowed to the vulgar young Mozart while at the same time transfixed by his genius.
The music introduced millions to Mozart’s symphonies, operas and the extraordinary requiem.
A compelling story of ambition and obsession with some of the best music ever written performed live, this will be a feast for the eyes and ears and one of the events of the year!
Amadeus Live is a production of Avex Classics International.
Presented by RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Concerts in 2020
St Patrick’s Church, Newport.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo
Collegiate Church of St Nicholas,
Tickets €15/€10 concession
Resurgam continues its ground-breaking work in presenting this repertoire with instruments and voices playing equal roles. Under the direction of Mark Duley, an ensemble of six voices (SSATTB) and seven instruments will include virtuoso period wind The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, and be underpinned by the unique sonorities of an Italian-made organo di legno – an organ made entirely of wood (including open 8’ rank).
Each concert features an associate choir from the locality, which will take part in some of the above works as well as in some cases singing other works from their own repertoire which fit with the overall theme and open up possibilities for new performing approaches through the workshops with Resurgam musicians.
By the time of the concert, each choir will have had two initial rehearsals with Resurgam director and a Resurgam artistic associate (a singer or player drawn from the ensemble), followed by an extended workshop/rehearsal with Resurgam artistic director and consort of voices and instruments.
The associate choirs for this project are:
- Cor Maigh Eo (directed by Brian Lennon), based in Newport, Co Mayo
- Lismorahaun Singers (directed by Ronan De Burca) based in Lismorahaun, Co Clare
- Collegium (the flagship chamber choir of St Nicholas Schola Cantorum) which has its home in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway.