This year, the November concert by the Irish Doctors Choir will be performed in aid of the MSF Covid-19 Crisis Fund. The performance will be live-streamed on 29 November and afterwards will be available to view on-demand for the rest of the year.
The concert will be a performance on film that the choir are rehearsing, recording and producing from home and will feature much-loved music by Beethoven, Faure and by Renaissance composer Orlando Gibbons.
To give an idea of what a production like this involves, the film will include a look at the singers’ preparations behind the scenes and will include some reflections on ‘Music and Medicine in 2020’ by choir members. The benefitting charity, MSF, will talk about the challenges that they are facing during this pandemic.
This is a ticket-only event. To join the online audience for this performance and to support the work that Médecins Sans Frontières is doing for Covid-affected communities around the world, please buy a ticket. An online viewing and programme link will be emailed to ticket-holders before the event goes live.
Date: Sunday 29 November 2020
Time: 7.30-8.30pm GMT
Booking link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/irish-doctors-choir-autumn-concert-2020-audience-tickets-tickets-124145202643
Irish Doctors Choir
The Irish Doctors Choir was formed in 2017. Members are doctors and medical students from across the whole of Ireland and beyond, including Scotland, England, France, Germany and Finland. The choir is self-funding and performances have raised over €8,000 for charity to date.
Neil Black, a tenor with the Irish Doctors Choir, contributed to the artsandhealth.ie Covid Chronicles series in May 2020. In Reinventing Community, he discusses how the choir has been re-imagined for the virtual space and singing as a ‘sharing of presence’.