New research shows singing in a choir regularly for just an hour can help people to fight cancer by strengthening the immune system and relieving depression and stress. The findings in the UK study by Tenovus Cancer Care and London’s Royal College of Music ring true for Phil Flood (67) from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, who…Details
They came from different parts of the city, men and women, dressed in full uniform. On reaching the barricades on St. Stephen’s Green, they were greeted by friends and together made their way to their destination. This is not an eye-witness report of Óglaigh na hÉireann on their way to the trenches surrounding The Green…Details
I found history to be boring while I was in school. I learnt about the Rising as an important historical event that happened way before my time and secured Irish independence. The details were unclear, but we got the result we wanted in the end. That was all that mattered to me then. Since Dolce’s…Details
The Long Day Closes that reflects on the moment of death. The song tells us, the listeners, to let go, our time of pain is over. The first verse describes the way the calmness of nature itself reflects death(remember pathetic fallacy from your school days?) – no stars are left, the moon is falling asleep,…Details
Well well…the years just seem to get busier and busier…and better and better! We kicked off 2015 in February with a joint concert in Newbridge with the Newbridge Gospel Choir in aid of a local charity. Both choirs produced great performances in their distinctly different styles (the Newbridge choir was backed by a Rock…Details
Read all about our first trip abroad: DOLCE IN BILBAO…..October 2014. Last February it was generally agreed that Dolce should celebrate its 10th Anniversary season with a tour. But to where? When Anthony Downes suggested a trip to the Basque country in Spain, to participate in a concert in Balmaseda, (near Bilbao), the home town…Details
Dolce is now off to Bilbao to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the choir (just a little early!) Dolce will join with local choirs in Balmaseda on Saturday 18th October, and will also sing in several places in the Old Town of Bilbao on Friday 17th. Excitement is high!
St John the Baptist Church on Seafield Road Clontarf is a peach of a venue. Spacious, yet intimate, with lovely cream-coloured brick walls, it has a warm acoustic: bright and clear but without excess echo. Just perfect. This, then, was the venue for Dolce’s most recent outing on Friday 10th October for the Shades of…Details
Rehearsals start at 8pm on Thursday 4th September for our Autumn concert. Rehearsals start on Thursday 23rd October for our Christmas season.