Ardú In Concert - Hosted by Deke Sharon
Concession (Students/OAP's): €15
An evening concert showcasing Ireland's top a cappella talent, hosted by none other than Deke Sharon himself!
Featuring some of the first post-lockdown performances by Ardú, Euphonics and Mount Merrion Children's Choir, this concert will leave you feeling good and energised as you let Deke's infectious positivity and the performers' gorgeous harmonies wash over you.
This night of vocal a cappella goodness is simply not to be missed!
Heralded as "The Father of Contemporary A Cappella," he is responsible for the current sound of modern a cappella, having pioneered the modern vocal-instrumental sound in college, subsequently spreading it around the world. He produced "The Sing-Off" on NBC and worldwide (Netherlands, China, South Africa). In addition, Deke served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal's "Pitch Perfect" 1, 2 & 3 starring Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson.
Ardú is Ireland's premier a cappella vocal band, an award-winning ensemble and pioneer of contemporary vocal music in Ireland. This Dublin-based group regularly performs at high profile festivals in Ireland such as the City of Derry International Choir Festival (2020), MusicTown Festival (2020), K Fest (2019) and the Cork International Choral Festival (2018), where they performed alongside Swedish trio Solala. The group has featured on TV and radio including the Ray D’Arcy Show, the BBC Proms and Sing: Ultimate A Cappella on Sky One. They supported American a cappella group Straight No Chaser at the National Concert Hall, Dublin in September 2019. Ardú also has a busy touring schedule and has so far represented Ireland in international festivals in London, Edinburgh, Finland, Croatia, Austria and Italy.
Ardú have also won many awards, including first prize in the 2018 Choirs for Christmas competition on RTÉ Lyric FM, and were runners up in the 2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards in the ‘Best Classical/Folk song’ category for their recording of Homeward Bound, arranged by Oliver Lambert. They were also awarded the audience award at the 2019 Vokal.Total festival in Austria.
As ambassadors of the contemporary a cappella genre in Ireland, in 2017 Ardú founded the Irish International A Cappella Festival.
Formed in January 2018 by musical director Ciarán Kelly, Euphonics are a Dublin-based a cappella group who aim to bring energy and musicality to all their performances. Euphonics' highlights include winning the ‘Pop and Jazz’ category at the Derry Choral Festival 2018 and placing in the ‘National Chamber Choir’ category for Cork choral festival 2019. In addition to this, Euphonics are regular performers at Ireland’s International A Cappella Festival, performing alongside International choirs for the two previous Gala concerts. Euphonics are also no strangers to the radio and television, having performed on BBC radio Ulster, BBC 2 Northern Ireland 'St Patrick's Day Special' and winning Lyric FMs ‘Choirs for Christmas’ 2019. One of Euphonics proudest achievements to date is featuring on their first spotify track, accompanying Ardú on their title track for their album ‘Gravity’.
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