University of Limerick Orchestra Concert

University of Limerick Orchestra Concert

Sunday, 11 May 2014

University of Limerick Orchestra selects Irish Wheelchair Association as beneficiary charity for premiere concert


Irish Wheelchair Association is delighted to announce that the University of Limerick Orchestra will host an afternoon of classical music to raise funds for the services the Association provides to people with disabilities and other mobility impairments. The event will take place on Sunday, 11th May 2014 at 3:00pm in Danlann an Cláir, Coláiste Muire, Ennis, where the orchestra will be supported by the Coláiste Muire School Choir.

Funds raised from the event will be immediately invested into the range of essential services which the Association provides to people with disabilities on a daily basis.

Speaking about the event Kathleen McLoughlin, CEO of the Irish Wheelchair Association said:

We are delighted that the University of Limerick Orchestra has selected Irish Wheelchair Association as their charity of choice for 2014. Our members, staff, volunteers and supporters look forward to joining the University of Limerick Orchestra and the Coláiste Muire School Choir for what promises to be an exhilarating performance and an opportunity to enjoy a selection of music from concertos to symphonies.

The University of Limerick Orchestra will feature two premieres, one is a recently discovered work by Irish composer Michael Balfe and the other by Limerick born composer Barry Walsh. The Bruch Violin Concerto played by Diane Daly, one of Irelands most celebrated and versatile violinists and Danzon No. 2 by Marquez will also be highlights of the event. Orchestra Manager, Peter Hanley explained the importance of the upcoming concert:

University Of Limerick Orchestra believes in supporting the community in which we live and those that are in need. Giving back is a huge part of who we are and what we believe in. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside the Irish Wheelchair Association and support the range of services that the Association provides to enhance the lives of its members.

Tickets for the concert are €10 each and can be purchased directly from Irish Wheelchair Association, Docklands Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick or by contacting 061 313 691 or by emailing limerick@iwa.ie. Support tickets are also available for €5 for individuals who cannot attend; these tickets will be entered into a door prize draw at the event.


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