CBOI NOW ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS

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 commitment and wants to work with like-minded young people, now is your chance to become part of one of Ireland’s leading cultural initiatives.

ARENA CONCERTS IN IRELAND, NORTHERN IRELAND & THE UK. CBOI members get the incredible opportunity to perform in our Peace Proms Arena Tour each Spring. This involves up to 15 concerts 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; Limerick University Sports Arena; Waterford Arena; Galway University Sports Arena, and the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. By being part of these amazing concerts, members see a remarkable improvement in their standard of personal performance and musicianship, and develop a great sense of achievement, self-confidence and pride that comes with being a valued part of this successful, dedicated team.

INTERNATIONL CONCERT TOURS: In October 2020 CBOI will celebrate our 25th Anniversary with and exclusive performance at Carnegie Hall, New York. In the past, CBOI has performed in many top venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall, London, and the World Trade Expo Shanghai where they won an international music award for ‘Outstanding Performance’. CBOI has also had the honour of performing for Queen Elizabeth II at Hillsborough Castle and for USA President Barak Obama at the White House, Washington D.C.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR NEW & RETURNING MEMBERS REGARDING OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE AT CARNEGIE HALL NEW YORK: New members should be in a position to join the CBOI in August 2020.

 

NEW MEMBRS who wish to take part in our Concert Tour to New York and perform at Carnegie Hall must:

  • Apply to the CBOI by 14th February 2020
  • Have a grade 6 ABRSM qualification with minimum merit, or grade 6 Royal Irish Academy qualification with minimum honours.
  • Will be auditioned in Feb/March 2020
  • Must also commit to a minimum of the CBOI’s IRE/UK Peace Proms Tour in 2021 & 2022
  • All other new members should apply as usual by 30th June through our website www.cboi.ie They will join CBOI for the August workshop. However, they will be given leave for September and October and will re-join in November to continue preparations for our IRE/UK Tour 2021. Full details on becoming a CBOI member is available at www.cboi.ie)

RETURNING MEMBERS i.e. Young musicians who were previously part of the CBOI may re-apply. Returning members who wish to take part in our Concert Tour to New York and perform at Carnegie Hall must:

  • Have a grade 6 ABRSM qualification with minimum merit, or grade 6 Royal Irish Academy qualification with minimum honours.
  • Apply to the CBOI by 14th February 2020
  • Will be auditioned in Feb/March 2020
  • Must also commit to a minimum of the CBOI’s IRE/UK Peace Proms Tour in 2021 & 2022

WORKING WITH PROS: CBOI members get the opportunity to perform to professional concert-orchestra standard, and work with leading conductors and professional musicians. 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. Greg is known for his extraordinary ability to lead powerful and exhilarating performances, always getting to the heart of the music. In addition, CBOI members get the opportunity to work with a team of Ireland’s top professional musicians who coach members during workshops and perform along-side our members during concerts.

CBOI accepts members from every county in Ireland – North and South. Information and online application are available on our website www.cboi.ie or follow this link: http://peaceproms.com/join-the-cboi/ For further information please email sharon@cboi.ie