Hear Our Song

Event Details

Event: Hear Our Song

Venue: St. Brendans Church, Coolock

Date(s): 21st October 2022

A night of song in the intimate settings of St Brendan's Church, Coolock Village returns January 23rd for a special concert featuring acclaimed global artists Brian Gilligan, Daniel Griffith, Rebecca Rodgers, Leah Barniville, and many more.

Time: 8pm

Tickets €20 @ www.gr8events.ie or contact via What's App 00353833428517

A portion of the funds goes to Pieta House.

Hailing from the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Daniel Griffith grew up surrounded by music. Like his parents and sister, he would join the choir and worship team at his local church where he gained most of his musical experience.

As a teenager, Daniel joined The Oratory Foundation where he was taught the basics of poetry, prose, and performance. Graduating into The Oratory Shakespeare Society, Daniel was introduced to the work of Shakespeare. Performing in plays such as 'King Lear' and 'Othello', acting became a staple part of his life.

After completing his BSc in Psychology, Daniel took a bold step and altered his life's direction by pursuing a career as a professional singer. As fate would have it, it was in this season that the casting directors of Disney's The Lion King would be holding auditions in Trinidad. Daniel is currently employed as an ensemble vocalist for The Lion King UK and Ireland Tour.

Daniel reminds himself before each performance, "Music has the ability to soothe and to heal, to strip away and to rebuild."

Theatrical Performances
'Tubal' - The Merchant of Venice
'The Fool' - King Lear
'Puck' & 'Peter Quince' - A Midsummer's Night's Dream 'Iago' - Othello 'Feste' - Twelfth Night 'Marc Anthony' & 'Octavius Caesar' - Julius Caesar 'Ferdinand' - The Tempest 'Lucentio' & 'Tranio' The Taming of the Shrew Ensemble Member - The Lion King (2019 to present)

Rebecca honed her craft at The RIAM and later was awarded a Masters from Trinity College Dublin in Music Performance.

Northern Ireland Opera granted her a place in their Young Artist Programme in 2015/2016 which led to her leading role in The Belfast Opera and more recently she has been working with internationally renowned soprano, Judith Mok . She has just been chosen as an associate artist of NI opera for the 2021-22 season.

Rebecca was chosen as a finalist for the International Belvedere competition in 2019 which took place in Austria. Her International Debut at Carnegie Hall , with the NYC Concerti Sinfonietta received outstanding reviews . But this is not the first time for Rebecca to tread the boards in New York City as she was a solo performer in The Julliard / RIAM song project ' Ten Thousand Miles Away ' devised by the Scottish Pianist lain Burnside.

She is also a multiple recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland. Rebecca Rodgers is gifted with an ample sized , powerful operatic voice " The Epoch Times , NYC"

Rebecca Rodgers displayed an impressively fiery temperament and a voice already rich and powerful " The Belfast Telegraph "

Rebecca Rodgers was outstanding as a really believable Suor Angelica " Opera Magazine.

Leah Barniville is 19 years old from Co. Meath. She is a classically trained soprano and her love of singing, dancing & performing began at a very young age. At the tender age of 14, Leah found herself on the Britain's Got Talent stage where she made it through to the live semi-finals receiving a standing ovation from all 4 judges.

Since then, Leah has performed as a solo artist at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, The National Opera House in Wexford, The National Concert Hall and The National Convention Centre in Dublin, and with Kerry Group in Barcelona.

Leah also had the honour of singing in Aras an Uachtarain for President Michael D Higgins. She has performed to worldwide audiences with Citizens Of Song, Christmas from Afar concert, alongside Chris de Burgh, Alfie Boe and many other wonderful artists from all around the world.

She was also invited to perform for the Marie Keating Foundation, Concert4Cancer, which aired on Virigin Media. More recently, Leah played the role of "Maria" in West Side Story in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin.

In addition, Leah has released a number of singles to critical acclaim including a classical crossover version of Britney Spears' "Everytime", her interpretation of "Fix You" by Coldplay, and most recently "Segreti", a crossover of One Republic's song "Secrets" all recorded with the FILMharmonic Orchestra in Prague. Leah hopes you all enjoy the evening.

Brian Gilligan
Training: The Royal Irish Academy of Music, The Abbey School of Music and Drama, First Active Children's Theatre

Theatre: Riff (West Side Story: A Concert Version) Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Hans Christen Andersen (Hans Christen Andersen: A Musical Play-The Draiocht Theatre/Verdant Productions), Walking Cover Scar/Pumbaa (The Lion King UK and Ireland Tour), Friar/Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet-The Mill Theatre Dublin), Tommy Gilroy (Jimmy's Hall-The Abbey Theatre Dublin), Assassins (The Gate Theatre Dublin-Winner of Broadway World Regional Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Stock Jock/Lawrence De Capulet (Eugenius The Musical-The Other Palace London) Mad Magician (Bananaman The Musical-The Southwark Playhouse London), Guy (Once The Musical-Olympia Theatre Dublin), Cornelius/Understudy Doctor Faustus (Doctor Faustus-The Duke of Yorks Theatre London), Deco (The Commitments UK and Ire Tour 2016), Bruno/Ensemble (Piaf-A Pam Gems Play The Charing Cross Theatre London), Deco and Billy (The Commitments-The Palace Theatre London), Man 1 (Songs For A New World-Muse Theatre Company Mermaid Arts Centre Wicklow), Sean Og O Coileain (The Promise Musical-The Helix Theatre Dublin), Robinson Crusoe (Robinson Crusoe and The Carribean Pirates-Gaiety Theatre Dublin)

Commercial: Marvin (Tayto Cheesiteese 2021), Lute Player (Zuto Car Dealership 2015), Friend (Migros Supermarket Switzerland 2014), Guy (National Lottery Ireland 2014)

Worskhop: Shaun Donnelly Senior (Most Peculiar Dreams: Double F Productions 2020), Gus (Bedding Belle: Rhoda Bell Productions 2015) Ensemble (Son Of Rambo: Young Vic Productions 2015)

In the last 5 years, Brian has been consistently raising funds for numerous charities and is so glad Pieta House are the chosen charity for this year's concert.

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(Please note that a non-refundable booking fee of €1.50 per ticket applies to all online bookings. No refunds or ticket exchanges.)