The Donegal Chamber Orchestra will be making their first appearance in Inishowen this Saturday (June 28th) as part of the Colgan Heritage week.

Founded in 2006 and having successfully performed across the county, Northern Ireland, Dublin and even in Tuscany this Saturday marks another milestone in the short history of the Donegal Chamber Orchestra – it will be the first time in its 8 year history that the group will perform in North East Donegal.

Their debut performance will be an evening recital at Colgan Hall in Carndonagh. The string orchestra will be joined by local musician Ciara Fagan, who will be playing John Baston’s Recorder Concerto No. 2 as a soloist with the ensemble.

The orchestra will also perform ‘The Inishowen Set’ to commemorate their visit to Inishowen. Redcastle based composer John McLachlan composed this new piece of music for the string ensemble.

The program will also include Karl Jenkin’s Palladio, John Baston’s Recorded Concerto No. 2 (soloist: Ciara Fagan), Hindemith’s Op. 44, Britten’s Simple Symphony Op. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Elegy for string orchestra and Bartok’s Ten Folk Hungarian Piece.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm. Admission is €10.00/€5.00. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information contact The Colgan Hall on 074 93 293 77.


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