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March 31, 2011

Celebrate National Music Day with Award-Winning Perfomers

Love:live music 2011, Ireland’s National Music Day, takes place on Friday 8th April. This national day is coordinated by Music Network and to celebrate Riverbank Arts Centre and Music Network present the stunning, award-winning a capella group Calmus Ensemble in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Calmus-Ensemble For over ten years the remarkable Calmus Ensemble has wowed audiences with its unique style of a capella singing, blending five scintillating and soulful voices – four male and one female – in a clear-voiced, perfectly balanced ensemble.

Originally formed by five graduates of the St. Thomas Boys‘ Choir, Leipzig, the group added the glittering soprano voice of Anja Lipfert in 2001 in order to expand their repertoire, which now encompasses everything from Gregorian chants, Irish airs, jazz and folk songs to the music of Palestrina, Bach and Debussy.

Acclaimed for its flawless intonation and extraordinary harmonic amalgam, this award-winning ensemble has toured extensively in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Finland, Austria, Spain, Portugal and North and South America. As well as performing alongside the likes of the King’s Singers and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, the group has taken part in many major festivals such as the Bach-Festival in Leipzig.

"Technically stunning singers, but equally important, their interpretive talents and musicality are matchless… they bring passion to their interpretations and whatever they sing to glorious life."
Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City)

Celebrate National Music Day and come see Calmus Ensemble at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Friday 8th April, 8pm. Tickets €15/€13. To book call 045 448327 or visit