Clarinet Concert at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre

Lunchtime on October 22nd

Klarinet-Ensemble Lignum

Lignum, a Clarinet Choir from Leiden in Holland
consists of twenty musicians
all playing the Clarinet.

On Friday October 22nd, they will play a Free Concert
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
from 1.00pm –2.00pm
All welcome!

Lignum is an ensemble made up of some twenty musicians all playing the clarinet, based in Leiden. Such an ensemble is commonly known as a clarinet choir. Its set-up resembles that of a string orchestra: from the high e-flat clarinet via the b-flat clarinet, which is the most common, to the alto clarinet, the bass clarinet, and the contrabass. The result is a dynamic and flexible sound that ranges from soft and velvety to sparkling and energetic.

In 2008 and 2009 Lignum contacted a few composers, who were found willing to produce pieces of music specifically for Lignum. As a result of this, “Syzygy”, composed by Janco Verduyn and “Wervelingen” (swirls), composed by Hans Tolhuijs, were premiered by Lignum during the November concerts of 2008 and 2009, respectively. At least one more piece is yet to come in 2010.

In 2010 Lignum celebrates the fact that it was founded 20 years ago. For this purpose a lot of activities are being organized. One of the main activities will be a concert tour to Ireland from October 21st through October 24th.

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