From Stanford to today’s composers, going through the colourful folk-songs of the multi-faceted Green Island, at times melancholic, or exuberant at other times, the Irish music is filled with the soul of a people attached to its island roots. A discovery, a trip to which Bernie Sherlock invites you.
Bernie Sherlock teaches music at the Conservatory of Music and Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) where she conducts the DIT Youth Choir.
Founder and director of the "New Dublin Voices" chamber choir, this group has won numerous awards in European competitions. These include the Béla Bartok Competition in Hungary, the Grand Prix of the Baltic Sea International Competition in 2017, the Grand Prix of the Arezzo Polyphony Competition in 2013 and the Budapest Competition in 2009.
Bernie Sherlock is invited as a jury of numerous competitions and as workshop manager in Europe, the United States, China. Ildikó Herboly Kocsár and Peter Erdei were his training masters in choir conducting.
Bilingual in English and French, Bernie recently led a workshop at the Choralies in Vaison-la-Romaine.
The DIT Chamber Choir
The DIT Chamber Choir is the premier vocal ensemble of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.
It performs a diverse repertoire ranging from medieval chant to contemporary music.
As well as giving concerts, the choir participates in competitions, twice winning first prize in the national chamber choir competition at the Cork International Choral Festival, alongside other prizes for individual pieces.
Under the direction of conductor Bernie Sherlock the choir has won the Feis Ceoil Culwick Cup for chamber choir on nine occasions and released its first CD -- Carols for Christmas.
More recently in the 2017 ESB Feis Ceoil, the DIT Chamber Choir was awarded the Lombard Cup for Church Music, the Culwick Cup and the Oliver O’Brien prize for the best overall adult choir.