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It is also intended that the proposed choir would participate in future choral events.
The Orchestra is conducted by Mr Tim Redmond and will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No 2 in C Minor (Resurrection) in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, on Sunday 26 November 2017.
The EDO is made up entirely of instrumental players so it is looking for experienced singers to form an Irish Doctors’ Choir especially for this event. The chorus master will be Mr Brian MacKay.
“We’ve had a huge response,” Mr John McCaffrey from the EDO told the Medical Independent (MI).
“[It has been] helped by Lyric FM recruiting for us on their Drivetime programme.”
According to the EDO website, the Irish Doctors’ Choir will enable doctors who love classical music and sing to a high standard to perform together. Proceeds from the event will be donated to charity.
“We will also warmly welcome applications from European colleagues, from other healthcare professionals and from medical students.
“Proceeds will be donated to charity so, in order to cover chorus costs, there is a singers’ participation fee of £50. The Belfast EDO committee will be offering a limited number of free places to medical students.”
The organisers also stated that they appreciate many colleagues, trainees in particular, may not have the option of reserving time off very far in advance.
“We will do everything we can to accommodate this, but we need to secure a chorus who can commit to the performance as soon as we can.
“If you are interested but you are definitely unable to sing on 26 November 2017, you can still use our application form to express interest in membership of the Irish Doctors’ Choir, as we expect to hold more choral events in the future.”
For more information, log on at www.europeandoctorsorchestra.com/want-to-perform/belfast-mahler-chorus.