Course participation is for brass and percussion musicians between the ages of 16-25, subject to audition. All brass participants are expected to provide their own instruments and necessary accessories (mutes, oil, etc), percussionists are expected to provide their own mallets and beaters. Successful candidates to the course will be provided with music in advance, and are expected to prepare the repertoire before the course.
Please note that instruments other than percussion cannot be provided. Transposed parts can be made available for all the repertoire included on the course.
- The fee for participation in the course is €300.
- The course is residential at Kilkenny College. Sleeping quarters will be in dormitories.
- All meals will be provided.
Programme Content: (example repertoire for 2018)
Dark Side of the Moon – Paul Lovatt Cooper
The Gael – Andrew Duncan
Men of Harlech – Gareth Wood
The Story Teller – Alan Fernie
Cry of the Celts – Peter Graham
Under the Boardwalk – Philip Harper
Nimrod – Edward Elgar
Hymn of the Highland – Philip Sparke
Extra group activities may be added dependent upon rehearsal schedule times and availability.
|Wednesday, 31 October|
|Thursday, 1 November|
|4.30pm-6.00pm||Tutor demo||Kilkenny College|
|Friday, 2 November|
|2.00pm-4.00pm||Tutti with tutors||Kilkenny College|
|Saturday, 3 November|
|1.00pm-3.00pm||Tutti||St Canice’s Cathedral|
|4.00pm-6.00pm||Concert||St Canice’s Cathedral|
|Sunday, 2 November|
|10.00am-12.00pm||Travel to NCH|
|12.00pm-2.00pm||Tutti||National Concert Hall|
|3.30pm-5.30pm||Concert||National Concert Hall|