Gigs and News

UPCOMING GIGS & EVENTS

 

Halifax Foundation event in Stormont

Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Time: 5.30pm

Venue:  Parliament Buildings, Stormont

 

 

Christmas Caroling in Belfast

Date:  Saturday 7th, 14th & 21st December 2019

Time:  2.00-5.00pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast

 

 

Competing in the World Choir Games in Flanders!

Date:  5th-9th July 2020

Venue:  various venues in Ghent and Antwerp

Further details:  https://tinyurl.com/y5jaovft

 

 

 




 

Our choir is available to book for festivals, corporate events, conferences etc.

All performance venues for the OACC must be wheelchair-accessible.

Please email: Bev@openartsni.org

Or call 02890 240765

 




 

PREVIOUS GIGS

 

Summer Busking on the streets of Belfast!

Date: Saturdays in August 2019

Time: 2-5pm

Venue:  Belfast City Centre (possibly around Corn Market)

This is to raise money for our OACC Touring Fund, to enable us to compete in the 2020 World Choir Games next July

 

 

Launch of the Downtime Arts Festival, Downpatrick

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019

Time: 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Venue:  Down Cathedral, Island Lane, Downpatrick  BT30 6AB

Tickets:  £8/ £6 available from Down Arts Centre Box Office on 02844 610747

 

 

Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards

Date: Wednesday 5th June 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Venue:  Titanic Belfast

 

 

“Cabaret in the Cathedral”

(part of this year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival)

Date: Saturday 11th May 2019

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue:  St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Tickets & further information: Adults £10, Children £5 available  HERE

 

 

“An Easter Fantasia”

Date: Thursday 18th April 2019

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

Venue:  The Island Hall, Lisburn

 

 

Competed in the Bangor International Choral Festival (1st in Light Entertainment class & WINNERS of the Open Choral class!)

Date: Saturday 6th April 2019

Time: 7.00-10.00pm

Venue:  St Comgall’s Parish Hall, Bangor

 

 

Valentine’s Busking!

Date:  Tuesday 12th February 2019

Time:  6.00-8.30pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Caroling in Belfast

Date:  Saturday 15th & Saturday 22nd December 2018

Time:  2.00-5.00pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Caroling in Carnlough

Date:  Sunday 16th December 2018

Time:  3.00-5.00pm

Venue:  Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

 

 

BBC Radio Ulster: Gerry Kelly’s Christmas Show

Date:  Friday 21st December 2018

Time:  3.00-5.00pm

Venue:  BBC studios, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Caroling in Visit Belfast Welcome Centre

Date:  Wednesday 12th December 2018

Time:  4.00-5.00pm

Venue:  Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB

 

 

Christmas Caroling on Royal Avenue Stage, Belfast

Date:  Sunday 9th December 2018

Time:  2.00-4.00pm

Venue:  Royal Avenue Stage (entrance to Castle Court), Belfast, BT1 5GB

 

 

Christmas Caroling in Comber

Date:  Saturday 8th December 2018

Time:  2.00-4.00pm

Venue:  Castle Espie, Comber

 

 

“Something Inside So Strong”: OACC celebrates 18 years of song

(part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival)

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018

Time: 7.30-9.30pm, including drinks reception

Venue:  The Great Hall, Stormont Buildings

Tickets & further information: £14/£12 available HERE

 

 

“Sing For Joy” by Queen’s Staff Wellbeing Team

Date: Sunday 14th October 2018

Time: 2.00-5.30pm

Venue:  Elmwood Hall QUB, Elmwood Mews, Belfast BT9 6BD

Entry/donation: £5 (proceeds towards Aware NI)

This event is open to all singers and you don’t need to be in a choir to attend.

For more information or to register, click HERE

 

 

SOMA Festival:  Donal Scullion with the OACC

Date: Sunday 22nd July 2018

Time: 2pm(ish) TBC

Venue:  St Malachy’s church, Castlewellan

 

 

Competed in the Bangor International Choral Festival (2nd in Light Entertainment class & WINNERS of the Open Choral class!)

Date: Saturday 28th April 2018

Time: 7.00-10.00pm

Venue:  St Comgall’s Parish Hall, Bangor

 

 

Performance with Luminous Soul & Donal Scullion

Date:  Thursday 12th April 2018

Time:  Doors 7.45pm, 8pm Performance

Venue:  The Cube, Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH

Tickets:  £8 / £6 available online (see link below):

Tickets

 

BBC Radio Ulster on Christmas Day!

Date:  live recording, aired on Christmas Day 2017

Venue:  Blackstaff Studios

 

Christmas Caroling in Belfast

Date:  Saturday 23rd December 2017

Time:  2.00-5.00pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast

 

Christmas Caroling in Belfast

Date:  Thursday 21st December 2017

Time:  4.00-6.00pm

Venue:  Great Victoria Street Station, Belfast

 

Christmas Caroling in Bangor

Date:  Tuesday 19th December 2017

Time:  7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor

 

Christmas Caroling in Carnlough

Date:  Sunday 17th December 2017

Time:  2.00-4.00pm

Venue:  Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

 

“Open Arts Community Choir by Candlelight” with Special Guests

Date:  Friday 1st December 2017

Time:  7.30pm

Venue:  St Peter’s Cathedral, St Peter’s Square, Belfast  BT12 4BU

Tickets:  £10 available online and through Open Arts

 

 

National Autistic Society event

Date:  Saturday 25th November 2017

Time:  3.00pm

Venue:  Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

 

Open Arts’ 25th Anniversary Celebration (invitation only)

Date:  Thursday 2nd November 2017

Time:  6.30pm

Venue:  Belfast City Hall

 

 

Bounce Festival performance with Luminous Soul dance troup & Donal Scullion

Date:  Friday 29th October 2017

Time:  7.30pm

Venue:  The Cube, Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH

Tickets:  £8 available online (see link below):

Tickets

 

 

Culture Night Belfast

Date:  Friday 22nd September 2017

Time:  7.30-8.30pm

Venue:  Arts & Disability Forum, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Tickets:  Free admission

 

 

Competed in the European Choir Games in Riga, Latvia – won a silver diploma, gold diploma and 2 Gold medals! 

Date:  16th-20th July 2017

Venue:  various venues in Riga, Latvia

 

 

Joint gig with Donal Scullion & The Spider Collective (part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival)

Date:  Sunday 30th April 2017

Time:   7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Venue:  Rosemary Street Church, Belfast

Tickets:  £10/£8

 

 

“The Spellbound Boy” – Take 2

an adaptation of Ravel’s opera “L’enfant et les sortiléges”

Date:  Sunday 19th March 2017

Time:  3.00pm  &  7.30pm

Venue:  Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH

Tickets:  £8 & £5 available from the Crescent Arts Centre website:  http://tinyurl.com/jqydf76

 

 

“Anything But Bland” production by Brian Irvine

Date:  Wednesday 15th February 2017

Time:  6.30pm  &  8.30pm

Venue:  Ulster Hall, Belfast

Tickets: £12 available online at  http://www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk/event/anything-but-bland-2/

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Lisburn! 

Date:  Monday 19th December 2016

Time:  7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Sprucefield, Lisburn

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Carnlough! 

Date:  Sunday 18th December 2016

Time:  2.00-4.00pm

Venue:  Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

 

 

OACC Christmas Concert with Special Guest performers

Date:  Friday 16th December 2016

Time:  7.30-9.00pm

Venue:  St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Bangor!

Date:  Wednesday 14th December 2016

Time:  7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Belfast!

Date:  Saturday 10th December 2016

Time:  2.00-5.00pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Forestside, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Belfast!

Date:  Saturday 10th December 2016

Time:  1.00-3.00pm

Venue:  Connswater Shopping Centre, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Belfast!

Date:  Tuesday 6th December 2016

Time:  4.00-6.00pm

Venue:  Great Victoria Station, Belfast

 

 

“The Spellbound Boy”: an adaptation of Ravel’s opera “L’enfant et les sortiléges”

Date:  Saturday 26th November 2016

Time:  7.30pm

Venue:  Belvoir Players Studio Theatre, Belfast

Tickets:  £5

 

 

UTV Business Eye Awards

Date:  Thursday 24th November 2016

Time:  6.30-7.30pm

Venue:  Riverside Suite at the Belfast Waterfront Hall

 

 

RBL Festival of Remembrance

Date:  Saturday 12th November 2016

Time:  7.00pm

Venue:  Belfast Waterfront Hall

 

 

Pitch Perfect at the Grand Opera House (warm-up act)

Date: Sunday 4th September 2016

Time: 6.30pm

Venue:  Grand Opera House, Belfast

 


 

End-of-term Concert: OACC + ParSonik Choir

Date: Monday 27th June 2016

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  Divis Community Centre

 

 

Competed in the Bangor International Choral Festival – won the Barbershop Ensemble & Light Entertainment classes, plus runners up in the Open Choral competition

Date: Saturday 23rd April 2016

Time: 11.00am-10.00pm

Venue:  St Comgall’s Parish Hall, Bangor

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Belfast!

Date: Monday 21st December 2015

Time: 10.00-11.30am

Venue:  Charles Hurst Renault, Boucher Road, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Carnlough!

Date: Sunday 20th December 2015

Time: 2.30-5.00pm

Venue:  Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Belfast!

Date: Thursday 17th December 2015

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Newtownabbey!

Date: Tuesday 8th December 2015

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  Outside Tesco’s at Northcott Shopping Centre, Newtownabbey

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Bangor!

Date: Thursday 3rd December 2015

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  Outside Tesco’s at Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor

 

 

Joint Choral Concert with Accolade Choirs, Newry

Date: Tuesday 17th November 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Venue:  Newry Town Hall, Newry

 

 

Networking Event for Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

Date: Monday 28th September 2015

Time: 6.30pm

Venue:  Lagan Valley Island Hall, Lisburn

 


 

“Sky To Sea” multi-media production by Open Arts

Date: Saturday 6th June 2015

Time: 6.30pm

Venue:  Stranmillis University College, Belfast (Drama Theatre)

 

 

Competed in the Bangor International Choral Festival – won 3 classes, plus runners up in 2 classes, plus 2 special awards!

Date: Saturday 25th April 2015

Time: 2.00-10.00pm (5 different classes)

Venue:  St Comghall’s Parish Hall, Bangor

 

 

International Technology & Disability Conference

Date: Monday 27th April 2015

Time: 6.30pm

Venue:  The Great Hall, Queens University Belfast

 

 

‘Unsung Heroes’ Reception for The Lord Mayor

Date: Monday 16th March 2015

Time: 6.30pm

Venue:  Belfast City Hall, Reception Hall

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Carnlough!

Date: Sunday 21st December 2014

Time: 2.30-5.00pm

Venue:  The Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Belfast!

Date: Monday 22nd December 2014

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Venue:  inside entrance of Sainsbury’s at the Kennedy Centre, Falls Road, Belfast

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Bangor!

Date: Saturday 6th December 2014

Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Venue:  outside Tesco at Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor

 

 

Christmas Carolling in Belfast!

Date: Saturday 13th December 2014

Time: 2.00-4.00pm

Venue:  Sainsbury’s at Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast

 

 

 

‘Forum for Cities in Transition’ reception in Belfast City Hall

(invitation only)

Date: Tuesday 28th October 2014

Time: 7.30pm

 

 

“THREE” CD Launch!

 

 

Our multi-award winning Open Arts Community Choir are launching their newest album, Three, with a special concert at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, supported by Colin Reid and with special guests NI Soul Troop.

www.openartscommunitychoir.com

http://www.colin-reid.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nisoultroop

 

Date: 13th November 2014

Time: 7.30pm-10pm

Cost: £8 general admission, £5 unwaged

Venue:  The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Belfast