Various Voices, the international choral festival for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender choirs and choruses, is coming to Dublin this June.
The event will include a series of free concerts at venues around the city that will feature performances from choirs that have travelled from around the world to take place in the event.
The four venues where performances will be held are City Hall on Dame Street, Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Axis:Ballymun and The Hugh Lane Gallery in Parnell Square. Events will not require a ticket and audiences can show up at any time during the performances to enjoy the music, allowing the freedom to stay for as long as you wish or to hop from one location to another.
There will also be four other ‘pop-up choir’ locations which include; Wolfe Tone Square beside the Jervis Shopping Centre, Henry Street outside Arnotts, South King Street outside the Gaiety Theatre, and Castle Market between George’s Street Arcade and Powerscourt Shopping Centre.
Choirs from as far as the USA, Australia and New Zealand will be taking part in the festival as well as choirs from Europe including Germany, Belgium and France.
Workshops will also be taking place as part of the event and range from morning wake up exercises to help get ready for a day of singing, to a history workshop on Europe’s oldest LGBT choir, the Prank Singers.
For more information on the various choirs and performers taking part, and for a timetable and map of events, please visit the Various Voices official website.
All images courtesy Various Voices Dublin 2014