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Ode to Joy
Cork City, Co. Cork
24 June - 25 June 2023
Family friendly
Free to visit
A stunning live performance exploring one of the most famous works of classical music through the unique perspective of Deaf culture, this participatory project is presented by Cork Midsummer Festival with support from Crawford Gallery.

The Cork Deaf Community Choir and artist Amanda Coogan will perform Beethoven’s Ode to Joy in Irish Sign Language alongside Lianne Quigley and Alvean Jones of the Dublin Theatre of the Deaf. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the European Union’s anthem, has renewed contemporary context as a powerful artistic example of conflict between darkness and light, this performance will be an aural and visual feast.

Beethoven himself was completely deaf when writing this masterpiece - in embodying his music from an Irish Deaf community perspective, the Cork Deaf Choir and the Dublin Theatre of the Deaf bring with them not just a beauty in performance but also an embodiment of the struggle for acceptance and equality.

Sat 24 & Sun 25 June at 11:30 & 13:00

Event details

Crawford Art Gallery


24 June - 25 June 2023


Start 11:30



Contact details
Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Pl, Centre, Cork, Ireland
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