7% Funded


Target: €3000


€220 Raised

not funded

5 Funders

Handel's Messiah in Drogheda

By Niall Kinsella


My name is Niall Kinsella. I am a 25 year-old pianist and conductor based in Dublin. I have studied music at UCD, NUIM, DIT and RIAM.

Over the past few years I have put on and performed in many concerts in Dublin ranging from song recitals, small orchestral performances and choral concerts. I doing this I always make a point of providing opportunities for my peers, many of who are talented budding professional musicians/singers.

My next project is to conduct Handel's Messiah, a cornerstone work in the repertoire. Due to the forces required (orchestra, soloists and choir), it gives me a great chance to share this opportunity with upcoming singers and musicians.

As well as providing vital opportunities and exposure for young professional musicians and singers, this project will also bring a much loved work to Drogheda, further enriching the cultural profile of the town.

The performance will utilize a full choir and chamber orchestra and four soloists, all of which combine to make this a costly project. In addition to venue and advertising costs (about €1,000), I will need to pay for transport of orchestra, choir and soloists from Dublin to Drogheda (roughly €300). Rehearsal costs and performers' expenses will have to be paid for (€1,800).