The Voice of Darndale Choir is an amateur ensemble group. The group was formed to perform a specially commissioned work by composer Conor Mitchell, inspired by our experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This project is presented in partnership with Faoin Spéir Artane.
The choir meets every Thursday evening and will perform live at Faoin Spéir Artane on Saturday, 18 June and at the Made in Darndale festival on Sunday, 19 June.
Conor Mitchell is a multi award-winning opera/theatre composer, librettist and stage director. Mitchell is unique in his field, working towards a vision of ‘total theatre’ through contemporary musical performance. His music blends the worlds of stage design with contemporary visual arts and finds new ways to engage his audience through socially relevant, politically charged subjects. He is the recipient of the Arts Council Northern Ireland Major Individual Artist’s Award – the highest honour bestowed by the agency – and a life fellow of the Arts Foundation for composition.
Known as much for his opera and music-theatre canon as his contemporary work, his pieces are regularly performed outside of Ireland. Recent work includes the Rome, Holland, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, New York festivals as well as productions across Europe and the UK.