Barry Douglas brings Camerata back to city

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 19:21 -- Editor

PIANIST and conductor Barry Douglas is returning to Derry this Wednesday, May 30, to perform with his internationally acclaimed orchestra Camerata Ireland and some very special guests.

This unique concert taking place in the wonderful setting of Christ Church, Infirmary Road, underlines the orchestra’s developing links within the city and concludes the second stage of its education project based at St Cecilia’s College in the city. 

A new piece of music – Further Shore - has been commissioned by the City of Culture and will be performed on the night by Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland and the choir of St Cecilia’s College. The music was inspired by the work of Seamus Heaney.

Barry Douglas said he was delighted by Camerata Ireland’s developing connections with the city.

"I am very excited to be bringing Camerata Ireland to Christ Church," he said. "The concert will be an exhilarating end to the work we have been doing in the city since January. This will be a wonderful evening bringing together the Camerata Ireland orchestra, a terrific local choir and the composer of the inspirational piece of music especially written to mark this event.  Camerata Ireland is grateful to all the bodies and individuals who have been working together to make this evening happen, particularly the Arts Council of Northern Ireland."

Local music company Wall2Wall Music are collaborating with Barry and Camerata Ireland as part of the City of Culture 2013 programme and are promoting this special event concert alongside St Cecilia's College.  Wall2Wall Music has worked intensively with over 500 Year 8 pupils of St Cecilia’s over the past four years – helping the pupils to create and perform 14 world premiers.

Tickets to Wednesday night's concert are £15, £10 (conc), £5 for students. A limited amount of tickets are available from Wall2Wall Music on or 07779092023.

Tickets are also available from Camerata Ireland on 0800 977 6074/028 9039 4234 or from St Cecilia’s College on 02871 281 800.

The concert starts at 7.30pm at Christ Church on Infirmary Road.