Vocal Masterclass 2009

Sing Schubert!

The Belfast Music Society, in collaboration with TOSINI (Teachers Of Singing in Ireland), presented a series of two masterclasses for young local singers with renowned mezzo-soprano Colette McGahon. Local accompanists Gail Evans and Daniel O’Neill were in attendance.

The Junior Masterclass featured singers aged between 15-18; the Senior Masterclass featured singers aged between 19-24. Each selected singer prepared a Schubert song in German for the masterclass, and a number of the participants were offered the opportunity to perform in a special ‘Coffee Concert’ as part of the BMS International Festival of Chamber Music 2009.

These events were generously supported by the Esme Mitchell Trust

Colette McGahon

mcgahon_cThe Irish mezzo-soprano Colette McGahon started her professional career with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where her roles included that of Carmen, a part she also undertook for the touring company Opera 80. Solo recitals have included appearances at the Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank and for the BBC and Irish radio and television. Her interest in contemporary music has resulted in her undertaking challenging roles in works by composers such as Berio and Dallapiccola, and her versatility is demonstrated by her success in her one-woman A Little Late Night Music, based on the songs of Stephen Sondheim.


Junior Masterclass

Saturday 29th November 2008, 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
St Patrick’s Church Board School, Donegall Street, Belfast
Free Admission

Senior Masterclass
Saturday 10 January 2009, 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
St Patrick’s Church Board School, Donegall Street, Belfast
Free Admission

 

Coffee Concert
Saturday 31 January 2009 – Harty Room, QUB Music Building,
Coffee from 11 am. Concert starts 11.30 am sharp
Tickets: £5.00