The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland provides exceptional performance opportunities for young people, coupled with orchestral training which is second to none. If you are a young musician between the ages of 12 and 24 years, who is passionate about music, not afraid of hard work and wants to work with like-minded young people, now is your chance!
CBOI members get the incredible opportunity to perform in our Peace Proms Arena Tour each year. This involves up to 15 concerts each Spring where members can expect to perform to audiences in excess of 80,000 people. Concerts take place in iconic arenas throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK including the SSE Arena, Belfast; the Simmonscourt Arena, RDS, Dublin and the Echo Arena in Liverpool. These exceptional performance opportunities inspire enable our members see to radically improve their standard of personal performance, and develop a great sense of achievement, self-confidence and pride that comes with being a valued part of this successful, dedicated team.
CBOI has had the honour of performing for USA President Barak Obama at the White House, Washington D.C. and Queen Elizabeth II at Hillsborough Castle in 2016. The Orchestra has travelled extensively and performed in many top venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall New York, and the Royal Albert Hall, London, Chicago Symphony Hall, the Oriental Arts Centre Shanghai and the World Trade Expo Shanghai where they won an international music award for “Outstanding Performance”.
CBOI members get the opportunity to perform to professional concert-orchestra standard, and work with leading conductors and professional musician. CBOI’s conductor Mr. Greg Beardsell, is one of the most outstanding conductors of his generation, and is considered a leading light in music education and performance. In addition, CBOI members get the opportunity to work with a team of Ireland’s top professional musicians who coach them during workshops and perform along-side them in concerts.
The CBOI accepts members from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland. Although the majority of members are between the ages of 12 and 24years, we also consider applications from accomplished adults who would value the exceptional opportunities provided by the CBOI. In addition to Summer and Wintre workshops, rehearsals take place on 3 Sundays per month from September to January, in Dundalk. Concerts take place over five weekends from January to March. CBOI is in recess from mid-March until August to facilitate members taking school & college exams. All orchestral instrumentalists may apply. Bagpipers may also apply. Minimum standard required, full terms and conditions, rehearsal and performance schedule, and online application are available on our website via this link: http://peaceproms.com/join-the-cboi/ New applicants should be in a position to join from August 2020. The deadline for applications is Friday 26th June. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our office on +353 4293 70494.
CBOI is a registered charity in Ireland: 20054892; the UK: XT22593 and the USA 260270, and is totally NOT-FOR-PROFIT. Originally funded through EU Peace Funds, the CBOI is now self-supporting and depends on the generosity of our sponsors. We are deeply indebted to all our supporters, sponsors and volunteers especially our lead sponsor; the Dep. Of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Dep. Of Education and Skills, and the Goodman Foundation, for helping us to bring the joy on music and peace to children, families, schools and communities throughout the world.