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Seán Doherty Composer

Seán was introduced to music through the Irish fiddle tradition of his hometown of Derry. He read music at St John’s College, Cambridge, after which he completed a PhD in musicology at Trinity College, University of Dublin. He is now a lecturer in music in Dublin City University. He is active as a choral singer, singing with the internationally acclaimed New Dublin Voices, conducted by Bernie Sherlock.

Seán’s choral works have received many international performances and have garnered numerous awards: he has won the Feis Ceoil choral composition award four times (2009, 2011, 2014, 2016), the Choir and Organ Magazine composition competition twice (2012, 2014), the St Giles’s Cathedral Edinburgh anthem composition competition, the Fragments Choral Composition Award (in association with Historic Scotland), and the Prix pour une œuvre de création at the international choral festival Florilège Vocal de Tours, France. His choral works have been performed by choirs including the choir of Merton College, Oxford, the choir of Salisbury Cathedral, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Chicago a cappella, the Grant Park Chorus, Chicago, Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Voci nuove, the Mornington Singers, and New Dublin Voices.

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All Against All

For Symphony Orchestra Date composed: 2017 Duration: 8′ Premiere information: 10 April 2017. National Concert Hall, Ireland, by the National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland, conducted by Gavin Maloney.

All Against All

Date composed: 2017 Duration: 8′ Premiere information: 10 April 2017. National Concert Hall, Ireland, by the National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland, conducted by Gavin Maloney.

Snow Dance for the Dead

For SSSAAATTBB Text from Lola Ridge ‘Snow Dance for the Dead’ (1927). Premiered by New Dublin Voices at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, Barcelona, 24 July 2017.

Seán Doherty Composer

Seán was introduced to music through the Irish fiddle tradition of his hometown of Derry. He read music at St John’s College, Cambridge, after which he completed a PhD in musicology at Trinity College, University of Dublin. He is now a lecturer in music in Dublin City University. He is active as a choral singer, singing with the internationally acclaimed New Dublin Voices, conducted by Bernie Sherlock.

Seán’s choral works have received many international performances and have garnered numerous awards: he has won the Feis Ceoil choral composition award four times (2009, 2011, 2014, 2016), the Choir and Organ Magazine composition competition twice (2012, 2014), the St Giles’s Cathedral Edinburgh anthem composition competition, the Fragments Choral Composition Award (in association with Historic Scotland), and the Prix pour une œuvre de création at the international choral festival Florilège Vocal de Tours, France. His choral works have been performed by choirs including the choir of Merton College, Oxford, the choir of Salisbury Cathedral, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Chicago a cappella, the Grant Park Chorus, Chicago, Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Voci nuove, the Mornington Singers, and New Dublin Voices.

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All Against All

For Symphony Orchestra Date composed: 2017 Duration: 8′ Premiere information: 10 April 2017. National Concert Hall, Ireland, by the National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland, conducted by Gavin Maloney.

All Against All

Date composed: 2017 Duration: 8′ Premiere information: 10 April 2017. National Concert Hall, Ireland, by the National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland, conducted by Gavin Maloney.

Snow Dance for the Dead

For SSSAAATTBB Text from Lola Ridge ‘Snow Dance for the Dead’ (1927). Premiered by New Dublin Voices at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, Barcelona, 24 July 2017.

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