Why Waterford college is jazzing up the Beatles
Waterford Institute of Technology wants to get would-be students attuned to its wide-ranging Music degree course. So staff and students from the BA (Hons) Music programme are presenting three workshops on Thursday, November 14.
They will perform music ranging from the Beatles to classical with some jazz and Irish trad in between.
The first session will deal with fusion in Irish traditional music, with a live ensemble to illustrate the points.
The second focuses on the music of The Beatles with performances by the WIT jazz ensemble and the WIT Chamber Choir.
The third is an exploration of Raymond Deane’s Seachanges and, to finish, participants will be invited to join with the choir for a mash-up of Let it Be and Pachelbel’s Canon.
The event is aimed at sixth year students.
“We value the opportunity to meet with second level students and to introduce them to the Department of Creative and Performing Arts, and the BA (Hons) in Music students and staff,” says Dr Hazel Farrell, course leader .
The event runs from 10am to noon. It is free but booking is essential. See: firstname.lastname@example.org