Date Saturday, June 8th at 1:00 pm
Venue Townhall, 1WML, Windmill QTR

Matthew Sharp, cello/baritone
Dearbhla Brosnan, piano
Irish Youth Training Choir
Patrick Barrett, conductor

Admission €15/10 family / €5 individual

Errollyn Wallen: Rapture
Errollyn Wallen: Dervish
Errollyn Wallen: The Warm and the Cold
Errollyn Wallen: Peace on Earth
Errollyn Wallen: Inherit the World 

A lunchtime concert shining the spotlight on the multi award-winning Belize-born British composer and performer, Errollyn Wallen “renaissance woman of contemporary British music” (The Observer). One of the top 20 most performed living composers of classical music in the world, Wallen was the first Black woman to have a work featured in the Proms and the first woman to receive an Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music for her body of work. 

Matthew Sharp, a long-time collaborator with this prolific composer, joins forces with Irish pianist, Dearbhla Brosnan, for a selection of works including Dervish, a work commissioned by this joyous artist lauded for his ‘freewheeling exuberance and blistering virtuosity’ (BBC Music Magazine). 

On this special occasion, we are delighted to partner with Sing Ireland for a special performance of Wallen’s Ínherit the World, a specially commissioned song for the climate change conference, COP 26, 2021. Under the baton of Irish conductor, Patrick Barrett, who led the world première of the work in Glasgow, the Irish Youth Training Choir will perform the first Irish performance of this powerful work, in addition to another equally effective work from the pen of Wallen, Peace on Earth. 

Presented in partnership with The Windmill Quarter and Sing Ireland 

Supported by Dublin City Council 

Townhall, 1WML, Windmill QTR

D02 F206 |+353 1 548 6956 

The Windmill Quarter is a vibrant business and cultural district in Dublin’s Docklands, inspired by a rich connection to creativity and the arts, based at the very heart of one of Dublin’s most accessible locations. 1WML, where our concerts take place, is the flagship building within The Windmill Quarter. 

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