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Etha Barror: Profile Of A Successful Choral Conductor, Niamh Mcdonagh Jan 2008

Etha Barror: Profile Of A Successful Choral Conductor, Niamh Mcdonagh

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This study documents the musical career and teaching methodology of one of Ireland’s leading choral conductors, Ethna Barror (1915 - ) and explores the factors contributing to her success as a conductor, with particular reference to her choir, The Lindsay Singers. The study is informed by life history methodology, focusing on interviews with Barror which were conducted over an extended period of time. The research also includes interviews with some of Barror’s peers and choir members. This data is supported by documentary material relating to the Lindsay Singers performances, achievements and awards, and the repertoire they performed. The research is ...