The programme includes a significant National Choral Project – Presented by the Arts Council and RTÉ, in association with the National Museum of Ireland, the Association of Irish Choirs and Music Generation, as part of Ireland 2016.
Titled A Nation’s Voice, this large-scale choral and orchestral event will see participation from over 1,000 members of non-professional choirs from across Ireland, including 300 children and young people involved in Music Generation programmes around the country. On Easter Sunday 2016, in Collins Barracks, Dublin, one thousand voices from all over Ireland will join with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in presenting a major new orchestral and choral work composed by Shaun Davey and Paul Muldoon. This free concert promises to be one of the highlights of the 1916 commemorations.
A Nation’s Voice is one of a series of events programmed by RTÉ across television, radio, mobile and beyond which will provide a platform for audiences to engage with, understand, commemorate and celebrate 1916. The events and projects will also frame the future, take stock of what has been achieved over the past 100 years, and what of the promise of the Declaration remains to be fulfilled.
Further information about A Nation’s Voice will be announced in January 2016.
Read more about RTÉ's Celebration. Commemoration. / Ceiliúradh. Comóradh. programme online.