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UCD Choral Scholars and Ivo Antognini Fund it Campaign

Location: Ireland
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
University College Dublin Choral Scholars have launched a crowdfunding campaign through Irish website to support their commissioning of a new choral work by internationally-acclaimed Swiss composer Ivo Antognini. The campaign went live on Friday 4th April 2014, and will finish on Friday 16th May 2014. Details of the campaign can be found at the link below:


UCD Choral Scholars, directed by Desmond Earley, hopes to commission Swiss composer Ivo Antognini to write a set of three choral pieces for the choir, based on texts by Irish poets. UCD Choral Scholars regularly perform Antognini’s stunning choral arrangements, and through this project hope to enhance this international musical relationship.

The target for the campaign is €7,000 and full information about the background and aims of the campaign, as well as details of the rewards available to funders, are available on the Fund it page above. Anyone who registers with, anywhere in the world, can fund projects. Information on the campaign can also be found on the UCD Choral Scholars Facebook and Twitter pages. Upon reaching their fundraising target, the plans for this commissioned work would be:

• World Premiere at UCD Choral Scholars Christmas Concert, Dublin, December 2014.

• Swiss Premiere, Antognini Festival, Switzerland, May 14th to 17th, 2015.

• Performing it regularly in the UCD Choral Scholars programme thereafter.

The video below is a link to the choir’s project video which gives an overview of the Fund it campaign.


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