Young Singers Collective Concert Finale

Young Singers Collective Concert Finale

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 7.30pm

Le Foyer des Artistes, Derry City's resident classical orchestra, will host a concert on 16 March 2023 at Saint Columb's Hall, featuring six young singers from Spain, France, Italy and Ireland. Sponsored by Alchemy Technology Services and Fleming Steel, with funding also received from Derry City and Strabane District Council, Le Foyer des Artistes is hosting a week-long workshop called the 'Young Singers Collective', aimed at discovering and promoting emerging talents on the cusp of an international singing career. The singers will work with an artistic team of internationally acclaimed coaches, including Caroline Dowdle, Anthony Legge and Pierre-Emmanuele Rousseau, during the week of 13 March 2023.

The six singers performing at the concert are Alexandre Baldo (France), Ami Hewitt (Ireland), Elena Garrido Madrona (Spain), Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada (Ireland), Owen Lucas (Northern Ireland) and Riccardo Gatto (Italy). The concert, accompanied on piano by Artistic Director Darren Hargan, will include well-known arias by Puccini and Verdi.

Founder and Artistic Director Darren Hargan stated that the Young Singers Collective is an exciting and unique opportunity to hear some of the world's new generation of star singers as they begin their international stage careers. The public can visit Saint Columb's Hall, free-of-charge, on the 14 and 15 of March for an intimate view of how singers and coaches work together.

Le Foyer des Artistes is a registered charity with an annual residency at St Columb's Hall in Derry City, Northern Ireland. They provide professional development and education opportunities, and support emerging talented artists. The organisation is driven by the belief in genuine cultural engagement with people of all ages through art and music.

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Photo: Soprano Elena Garrido Madrona

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Published by Journal of Music on 7 March 2023

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