London 2012 Festival Event Recruiting Singers

Composer Brian Irvine seeks to add to chorus in innovative performance piece and art installation, NEST

Are you interested in singing in one of the biggest choral events ever to take place in Northern Ireland? Would you like to become involved in the London 2012 Festival celebrations in Belfast this summer? Then let us be of assistance.

NEST is one of the major London 2012 Festival events taking place this summer in Belfast to celebrate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Created by artist and film-maker John McIlduff and composer Brian Irvine, it is a sound and art installation celebrating ephemera gathered from all across Northern Ireland.

The producers of the project are currently recruiting singers for a large Community Choir, made up of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to take part in a massive choral and musical event on July 21 at T13 warehouse, Titanic Quarter, Belfast.

The community choir will perform alongside established choirs from around Northern Ireland, and the National Youth Orchestra. The final choral event will be part of a large-scale visual arts exhibition created by the people of Northern Ireland themselves, who have been donating and labelling personal objects since September 2011.

The music is being composed by award-winning Northern Irish composer, Brian Irvine, who will be working with the large community choir weekly each Saturday in Belfast from June 2 (10am - 1pm) until the final event. He’s encouraging everyone to get involved in what he’s calling ‘The Big Sing’.

‘400 + singers from all parts of Northern Ireland performing together with the 120 superb young musicians of the Ulster Youth Orchestra…now that’s what I call a band,' said Irvine. 'We are looking for people who just really want to sing, and in return we guarantee you some hard work, some great music, some new friends, a lot of fun and a big beautiful sound.’

If you are interested in joining the community choir or need more information, contact Project Manager Cathie McKimm on or by calling 07874 023528. Alternatively, further information on NEST can be found on