The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) was established in 1995 as a peace initiative and is composed of over 100 exceptionally talented young musicians from all over Ireland – north and south. Over the past 20 years, the CBOI has played an important role in building and nurturing vital cross border and cross community relations. IMRO are proud to announce sponsorship of the CBOI for the coming year.
The CBOI plays a unique blend of symphonic traditional and folk music, which evokes the rich heritage and culture of Ireland. This full symphony orchestra also incorporates traditional instruments, for example uilleann pipes and bagpipes. Its core message of universal peace remains central to its music and mission.
The orchestra was established by Sharon Treacy-Dunne with her vision of using music to bring troubled youths together, and now welcomes the active participation of 20,000 schoolchildren each year in their renowned Peace Proms concert series. Peace Proms is a choral education program which plays a vital role in enhancing music and arts education in Ireland and beyond.
For more information on the CBOI and the Peace Proms series for 2016 see www.cboi.ie.
To purchase tickets for the 2016 Peace Proms visit http://peaceproms.com/buy-tickets/
2016 Peace Proms Concert Dates
Galway Peace Proms
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st January 2016
Kingfisher Hall, Galway
Dublin Peace Proms
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th February 2016
RDS Arena, Dublin
Belfast Peace Proms
Sunday 28th February 2016
SSE Arena, Belfast
Kilkenny Peace Proms
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th March 2016
The Hub, Kilkenny