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In November 2008, the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s remarkable new home at the University of Limerick was officially opened by Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism.

At the hub of this new landmark on campus is a double-height 300-square-metre Rehearsal Studio. This state-of-the-art space has been acoustically modelled to share the properties of the world’s finest concert halls. It will provide rehearsal and recording facilities for the orchestra as well as allowing the organisation to expand its education remit, enabling schoolchildren and other members of the community to come and work with the orchestra. The building also includes soloist and conductor rehearsal rooms, instrument store room, musicians’ common room and spacious office accommodation for the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s administrative team.

Owning its own home has been a long-time ambition for the Irish Chamber Orchestra. It is a valuable and inspiring resource for the orchestra, the University of Limerick and the local community.

Mary Robinson (Chair of the Irish Chamber Orchestra 2002 – 2008)

It’s a facility that will enable us to achieve our goal of becoming one of the leading chamber orchestras in the world. We are ever grateful to the University of Limerick, the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism, Limerick City and County Councils and to our private donors for enabling this development to happen.

John Kelly (Former CEO of the Irish Chamber Orchestra)

I applaud the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s success and the dynamic role it is playing to nurture and enhance the creativity of our country and people. It is an integral and vital part of the cultural landscape we are so privileged to have here at the University of Limerick.

Professor Don Barry (President of University of Limerick)

 
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