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Doreen Rao Choral Workshop: The Conductor as Artist and Teacher

The Association of Irish Choirs and Music Generation present

Doreen Rao Choral Workshop: The Conductor as Artist and Teacher
(in cooperation with the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education)

Led by internationally renowned Choral Conductor and Master Teacher, Doreen Rao (, this one-day workshop and conducting master class* is open to choral conductors, choral practitioners and those working with young choirs as well as adult choirs.

*Master class space is limited and subject to availability. Pre-registration is essential.

Come along to what promises to be an inspirational workshop in Limerick, which will focus on:

• A Range of Repertoire (Irish, American, European)
• Rehearsal Planning
• Conductor as Teacher and Performer
• Teacher as Conductor and Performer
• Performing with Understanding (Engaged Musicianship)

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April 2013, (9.00am – 4.30pm)
Venue: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Limerick

Workshop Only Fee: €80 per participant / €72 AOIC Members
(Repertoire, Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided)


The focus of the repertoire is on two great choral masters, Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein. Building ensemble and teaching this repertoire would be part of the Demonstration Rehearsal and the Conducting Master Class. For the Master Class, all the workshop participants will also sing this repertoire. Given that the repertoire will be new to most people, we will target smaller sections from each piece and work in targeted segments. This method will demonstrate how to plan rehearsals from the knowledge of the repertoire.

For Demonstration Rehearsal and Conducting Master Class

Bernstein MASS: (Selections from the Gloria section)
*Gloria Tibi (treble – prepare using treble voices on all parts, including
* Gloria and “Half of the People” (tutti if possible, or just conductor
Britten St. Nicolas, Op. 42 (Selections)
*II The Birth of Nicolas (p. 10)
*V Nicolas comes to Myra (p. 34)

For Workshop Reading Only:

Selected New Repertoire from Boosey & Hawkes
Andrea Ramsey, Puer Nobis Nascitur (SSAA)
Heavn Unfolding (SA)
Mark Sirett, Where Have All the Flowers Gone (SATB)
Go, Lassie Go (SATB)
Sue Furlong, Lord of the Dance (3-part)
Bheir Me O (2-part)

Please note repertoire is included in the fee.

To book: visit or contact the Association of Irish Choirs, University Concert Hall, Foundation Building, University of Limerick, Ireland on +353-61-234823 or via email to