Meet our wonderful facilitators coming to Dublin for the 2019 festival! We are delighted to be welcoming back a few familiar faces like Craig Lees, Ross Scanlon, Discovery Gospel Choir and Nicky Brown and also lots of new friends, Dr Kevin O’Carroll and Ardú.
Have a full read about all these lovely people in each of their bios below, and then follow to each of their workshops that they are running.
Singer, Song Writer, Minister and Choir Director Volney Morgan has a distinct passion and inspiring creativity. Over the years Volney has worked with the COGIC Mass Choir, Colin Vassell, First Born Mass Choir, JudahFest Choir, Solomon Facey, The BBC, Flekkefjord Soul Children & Universal Studios to name a few. Volney facilitates various song writing, vocal […]
Sam Kavanagh is a music director, composer and producer based in Dublin, Ireland. His unique approach to music-making actively engages audiences, by creating new music in the moment together through collaboration and improvisation. Sam is the founder and conductor of The Lalala Choir, and its off-shoot projects Lalala Pop-up Choirs and Lalala Education, whose work […]
“Tenor Ross Scanlon sang with a commanding lightness and clarity (he’s the most promising young Irish tenor I’ve heard in years.)” The Irish Times Irish born Tenor Ross Scanlon trained at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where he was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal of excellence in performance and at the Royal Academy […]
Dr Kevin O’Carroll PhD, M Mus, B.A. (Hons), Dip ABRSM, is a Waterford based freelance choral conductor and teacher. His choral conducting repertoire extends from small-scale Renaissance polyphonic works through to orchestral choral works such Mozart’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Te Deum and Handel’s Messiah. In 2018, he directed the first Irish community choir performance of Jubilate Deo […]
Discovery Gospel Choir is Ireland’s leading multi-cultural choir, singing songs of hope from all over the world. They are a community of like minded people who want to participate in integration, who respect and encourage interfaith dialogue – all through the power of music. Through music, the choir shares their languages and cultures, creating a […]
Ardú is Ireland’s premier a capella vocal ensemble. This six-voice group is internationally recognised, having represented Ireland at the Tempere Vocal Festival in Finland, as well as being asked to perform on the Sky One a cappella show ‘Sing: Ultimate A Cappella’. 2017 also saw Ardú host the first ever Irish International A Cappella Competition, featuring Grammy […]
Nicky Brown was brought up in the arms of the Pentecostal Church movement during the seventies, being influenced by the richness of West Indian culture and British radio. His mother was an evangelist who gave him access to a wealth of American gospel music which she brought back from her travels to the states. The […]
We’re delighted to welcome Craig back for another Gospel Rising this year! Craig is a contemporary vocal coach, choral leader and arranger. He is also President-Elect for the British Voice Association (BVA). He is Senior Lecturer on the Popular Music Degree at Leeds College of Music where he founded the LcoM Contemporary Pop Choir in […]