Sunday 27th October, from the Music at The Museum Concert Series
Vocalis is a south-east based professional choral ensemble comprising eight singers: Soprano – Roisín Dempsey, Grainne Stafford;
Alto – Jane Kelly, Sandra Wickham; Tenor – Dermot Doyle, Greg Scanlon;
Bass – Eoin Power, John Dempsey with regular piano accompanist Marian Ingoldsby. On this occasion Sarah Busfiled (from National Chamber Choir) was replacing Roisín Dempsey with Billy O’Brien replacing Marian Ingoldsby . The group formed in 2010 and all have extensive national and international performance experience. Members have previously performed with the National Chamber Choir and with Anúna. Last December the group presented a hugely impressive performance of Britten’s, A Ceremony of Carols, at De la Salle College Chapel.
Vocalis is directed by one of Waterford’s longest established choral directors, Kevin O’Carroll. Kevin has directed and recorded choirs in Ireland, Europe and the USA. He is in demand both as a conductor, workshop provider, adjudicator and choral consultant. He also lectures on conducting at a number of third level institutions in Ireland.
The ensemble looked forward to performing at the Medieval Museum in a concert which had promised to entertain with an interesting selection of music to include: Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Pergolesi’s Magnificat and George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets.