Over winter break, the Chamber Singers and Jazz Combo I enjoyed a week-long concert tour of Ireland. The octet sounds of the Jazz Combo—under the direction of A. Eric Heukeshoven—were heard at “The Vault” in the Castle Hotel in Dublin; at Galway’s premier jazz club, Busker Brownes; and at the Kerry School of Music in Tralee. Highlights for the 26-voice Chamber Singers select ensemble—directed by Dr. Patrick O’Shea—included performances at University College Dublin (with UCD Philharmonic Choir); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Cashel, County Tipperary; St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway; and St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, County Kerry. Short video clips are on the Music Department Facebook page.
Brother William Mann, FSC
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota