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Keep updated with the latest news from the NCH, read current press releases or simply contact us directly with your enquiry.


Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato explores War and Peace through music in a theatrical performance at National Concert Hall

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to the NCH with ‘In War and Peace: Harmony through Music’, a theatrical and powerful performance of Baroque arias by Handel, Purcell and Leonardo Leo.


Macy Gray Announced for National Concert Hall stage this Summer

Best-known for her single I Try the multi Grammy, Billboard, MTV and Brit Award winning singer and actress Macy Gray will perform for Irish audiences at NCH on 2nd July 2017.


New Schedule of Events added to programme for Laurie Anderson Residency at NCH

Renowned for her inventive use of technology, from her 1981 hit O Superman to her appointment as NASA’s first artist-in-residence, the pioneering artist Laurie Anderson takes up a unique 3-day residency


Russian Revolution Centenary a feature for pianist Andrew Zolinsky in Recitals at NCH

One of the most distinctive musical voices of his generation, pianist Andrew Zolinsky performs a programme of 20th century Russian piano music in two uniquely themed recitals


Award-winning Choir Tenebrae perform Russian Treasures for NCH Season Debut

Described as “phenomenal” (The Times), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, present a programme of Russian treasures for NCH debut


National Concert Hall Announces Music Programme for 2017/2018

The NCH’s programme features some of the world’s most remarkable artists, orchestras, ensembles, soloists, conductors and contemporary musicians performing for Irish audiences over the ‘17/’18 season.


Female Conductor Programme and ParaMusica Award among the Highlights of the New NCH Learning and Participation Programme

With strands encompassing musical education, community and healthcare outreach, and participative events for children and families, the programme is designed to reach as wide a range of people as possible throughout Ireland.


Spring-Summer Concerts at National Concert Hall

The spring - summer season at the National Concert Hall offers an exciting array of film screenings, celebration concerts, literature and film festival events, popular lunchtime concerts and so much more


Superstar Pianists Marc-André Hamelin and Leif Ove Andsnes to perform Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at the NCH

Ranked among the elite of world pianists, Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes come together to perform a two piano recital comprising works by Mozart, Debussy & Stravinsky on Saturday 1st April


Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir and Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses announced for National Concert Hall’s Perspectives Series 2017

This summer, we play host to two pioneering singer-songwriters; the female powerhouse of Throwing Muses, American songwriter Kristin Hersh & Magnetic Fields songwriter, producer & vocalist Stephin Merritt.


Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes to be screened with RTÉ Concert Orchestra for premiere of live orchestra to picture film

Following the success of its family screenings this year, we are delighted to announce the screening of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s Revolting Rhymes on big screen, Saturday 6 May.


National Concert Hall Announces its Summer Season with a hint of Americana

This summer the National Concert Hall plays host to a range of Grammy-award winning and renowned singer/songwriters and performers in its Americana theme summer season.


National Concert Hall marks International Women’s Day with ‘A Celebration of the Arts’

The National Concert Hall celebrates International Women’s Day with a panel discussion entitled ‘A Celebration of the Arts’ on Wednesday 8 March at 10.30am in the Kevin Barry Recital Room.


‘The Biggest Thing to Hit Jazz for Years’ Kamasi Washington to Perform Music from 'The Epic' at the National Concert Hall this Summer

On Thursday 29th June 2017, Kamasi Washington, the California-based jazz saxophonist, will perform his only Irish concert this year with music from his ground-breaking album ‘The Epic’.


American mandolinist Chris Thile of Punch Brothers fame returns to the National Concert Hall for solo concert

Four time Grammy Award-winner Chris Thile returns to perform a solo concert of original compositions as well as contemporary, traditional and classical works as part of the Perspectives series.


O Superman star Laurie Anderson takes up residency at the National Concert Hall

One of the seminal artists of our time, Laurie Anderson will take up a unique 3-day residency this May to create & debut 3 new performances exclusively as part of her ongoing work, The Language of The Future.


Gerald Barry’s uproarious new opera 'Alice’s Adventures Under Ground' a highlight of the New Music Dublin festival

Lewis Carroll meets classical music’s funniest living composer in Gerald Barry’s uproarious new opera Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.


Ireland announced as international partner for Celtic Connections 2018

Ireland will be the international partner for Celtic Connections in the festival’s 25th anniversary year, 2018.


Cara O’Sullivan Concert Cancelled due to illness

Please note that the upcoming concert entitled ‘Cara O’Sullivan in Concert’ scheduled for Thursday 26th January 2017, 8pm at the National Concert Hall, has been cancelled due to illness.


Minister Humphreys hails Irish successes as nominees for 89th Academy Awards announced

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has hailed the latest successes for the Irish film industry, following the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations.


Celebrated Irish Pianist Finghin Collins to Perform Birthday Recital at the National Concert Hall

One of the most significant musicians to emerge from Ireland in recent times, pianist Finghin Collins will celebrate his 40th birthday with a beautiful programme of Bach, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin.


Pianist John O'Conor to receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017

We are delighted to announce that celebrated Irish pianist John O’Conor will be awarded the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 at a special gala concert on Sunday 26 November.


New Year, New Music - NCH continues its Kevin Barry Recital Room concerts for 2017

The National Concert Hall is delighted to continue its musical programme for the restored Kevin Barry Recital Rooms, entitled ‘The Kevin Barry Recital Room Series’ for 2017.


Minister Humphreys launches Creative Ireland and Culture Ireland US Programme in New York

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, is launching Creative Ireland Programme / Clár Éire Ildánach at the Irish Consulate in New York


Barbara Hannigan unable to perform as part of New Music Dublin 2017

New Music Dublin 2017 regrets to announce that soprano Barbara Hannigan is unable to perform Gerald Barry’s La Plus Forte as planned on 3rd March as part of the festival.


Anúna to perform 30th Anniversary Concert at the National Concert Hall

On Thursday 16th March 8pm, the National Concert Hall will host Anúna in a performance which celebrates this internationally renowned vocal ensemble’s 30th anniversary season.






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Press contacts

For press and media enquiries please contact:

Sinead Doyle
Marketing & PR Manager
Tel; 01 417 0057 Mobile: 087 177 5334
E-mail; Sinead.Doyle@nch.ie

Rosita Wolfe
Head of Marketing & Communications
Tel: 01 417 0077 Mobile 087 915 3049
E-mail: Rosita.Wolfe@nch.ie