This New Year’s Day concert commenced County Wexford’s 1916 commemorative programme with a newly composed piece of music.
As part of Wexford County Council’s contribution to the national centenary programme, it’s Arts Department commissioned composer Liam Bates to write a piece of music to commemorate 1916. After much research, Liam took his inspiration from the passage of the 1916 Proclamation “cherishing all children of the nation equally.” The result is a newly composed choral piece called “Child of creation” which celebrates the spirit and wonder of childhood in 2016. This new work had its debut performance at a concert in St Aidan’s Cathedral on New Year’s Day 2016.
The concert, entitled, “Cherish the Children,” was performed by children’s choirs from County Wexford and the renowned Musici Ireland orchestra, conducted by Liam Bates. Children from schools in County Wexford: Gaelscoil Charman (Wexford); Scoil Naomh Maodhóg (Ferns); Bunscoil Loreto (Gorey); Presentation (Wexford); Gorey Community School; and County Wexford School of Music, performed on New Year’s Day.
The concert was professionally recorded and CDs will be available for sale in 2016.