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Ardú & Friends BELFAST
Fri 23 December 2016, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT
Ardú bring their 'Friends' Christmas concert series to Northern Ireland for the first time, with proceeds in aid of The Simon Community!
Ardú are delighted to welcome Belfast soprano Suzanne Savage and the Wallace High School Choir 'Capella' as their very special guests this Christmas. Get in the mood for Christmas with performances by some of Ireland's most successful musicians!
Tickets are £15/£12.50 available from eventbrite or www.ardumusic.com/friendstickets - Book now to avoid disappointment!
Ardú Vocal Ensemble is a versatile group made up of six professional singers from various backgrounds - traditional, opera, choral and contemporary. We have performed throughout the UK at the likes of Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London A Cappella Festival and Cork Choral Festival and have recently won first prize in the small ensemble category at City of Derry Choral Festival as well as second place in RTÉ Lyric FM Choirs For Christmas national competition.
Suzanne Savage cut her teeth touring Europe and U.S. as Priniciple Soprano Soloist with Riverdance. Coming home to Ireland after a scholarship at the Italian FABRICA MUSICA institute, she has made music internationally with the likes of Irish music legends Paul Brady, Elenor McEvoy, Van Morrison; jazz greats such as Jimmy Cobb, the Ernie Watts Quartet and emerging talent such as David Lyttle (UK) and the Matteo Addabbo Organ Trio (IT). Suzanne has performed at SXSW, UK/NY, Electric Picnic, Guinness Cork International Jazz Festival, the Belfast Festival at Queens; been featured artist on TED.com, BBC N.Ireland, with Paul Brady on RTE‘s Imelda May Show; sang with RTE Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra
Capella, directed by David Falconer. is an excellent and most unusual choir. Made up largely of Wallace High School students from Years 12,13 and 14, it also has some students from junior year groups. It feels, to its members, like a large family. This feeling is largely due to the high standards and rigorous demands of the repertoire it performs.