Orla Flanagan Appointed To Artistic Role

Orla Flanagan Appointed To Artistic Role

Orla Flanagan has been appointed as Artistic Director of the Sing Ireland International Choral Conducting Summer School.

The Board of Sing Ireland has appointed Orla Flanagan as Artistic Director of the International Choral Conducting Summer School.



Whilst monitoring public health advice from the HSE regarding Covid 19 on an ongoing basis, Sing Ireland intends to present its 41st International Choral Conducting Summer School for conductors, teachers, music students, choral singers and musicians from the 9th – 15th August this year. The only one of its kind in Ireland, this seven-day intensive course offers a wealth of expertise from international tutors, all of whom are active conductors and experienced teachers of conducting.

Orla Flanagan’s vast choral conducting experience includes professional ensembles Milltown Chamber Choir, EnsemBéal and the National Chamber Choir of Ireland alongside her longstanding position as conductor of Mornington Singers. Currently Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity College, Dublin, Orla holds an Advanced Diploma from the Kodály Institute, Hungary and a Doctorate of Music in Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Orla regularly delivers choral workshops and adjudicates at festivals in Ireland and internationally.

Speaking on her appointment Orla Flanagan remarked: “I am delighted to be appointed as Artistic Director of the Sing Ireland International Choral Conducting Summer School. This intensive course is a wonderful opportunity for choral conductors and I look forward to building on its great success.”

Alan Kelly, Chairman of the Board of Sing Ireland, said: “Orla’s appointment as Artistic Director will allow Sing Ireland to build on the strong foundations laid by Geoffrey Spratt and Bernie Sherlock whom Orla succeeds. Her experience and conducting prowess will inspire all those that take the course and I look forward to watching it grow and expand over the coming years under her guidance.”

For more information on the course see HERE

Published 15 April 2020
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