Laetare Vocal Ensemble, conducted by DCU's Dr. Róisín Blunnie, has this week been awarded the Contemporary Music Centre Award for the best performance of a piece by an Irish composer at the City of Derry International Choral Festival, for their performance of The Destroyer by DCU's Dr. Seán Doherty.
You can enjoy the performance here.
This is the second year in a row that Laetare have been awarded this prestigious prize, having won it last year for their performance of The Old Woman, by DCU's Dr. Rhona Clarke.
These successes highlight the accomplishments of DCU staff in choral music at an international level.
This week’s win is particularly timely, with DCU announcing that it will offer an MA in Choral Studies in 2019, subject to accreditation – the first of its kind in Ireland.
You can find out more about DCU's School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music here.