CBOI Director makes fresh appeal to schools for concert

The Founding Director of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) has re-iterated her call for schools in the Dundalk area to take part in an upcoming local concert.

The Founding Director of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) has re-iterated her call for schools in the Dundalk area to take part in an upcoming local concert.

CBOI Founding Director Sharon Treacy-Dunne is inviting local schools to be part of a 250 member choir for the ‘Peace Proms Dundalk’.

The concert is taking place in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), where the orchestra is based, on Saturday, June 25.

The CBOI has recently completed a National Tour selling out “Peace Proms” concerts to audiences in excess of 20,000 at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast; the Helix, Dublin; the Royal Theatre, Mayo; Leisureland, Galway; and City Hall, Cork.

Over 7,000 children from primary schools throughout Ireland have already performed with the orchestra in the “Peace Proms 2011”. The CBOI is completing this year’s programme with a performance at home to celebrate the end of the academic year.

“It is impossible to leave a CBOI concert without feeling uplifted, renewed and full of hope for a brighter future,” said Ms Treacy-Dunne.

If your school would like to be part of a 250 member choir performing with the orchestra in Peace Proms Dundalk, you can contact CBOI Founding Director Sharon Treacy-Dunne on 086-8283268 or email crossborderorchestra@eircom.net.

The Dundalk concert will mark the end of a fabulous run of performances by the CBOI this year before orchestra rehearsals resume again at DkIT in August. The orchestra will also make their London debut next year with a landmark performance in world renowned Royal Albert Hall. If you’re aged between 12 and 24 and play a musical instrument, you too can become a member of the CBOI. New members will be taken in August. Apply on line at www.cboi.ie.