Clamour and Roar – A Citizen’s Chorus



CLAMOUR & ROAR – A CITIZEN’S CHORUS is an exciting theatre project that explores the landscape and people of South Dublin County. Starting autumn 2018, the Citizen’s Chorus will meet once a week to develop and rehearse a new spoken & sung choral work that will be performed in The Civic’s Main Space May 2019.

CLAMOUR & ROAR will be performed by a community chorus made up of people of all ages, 18 to 80, who live in the South Dublin County region. You don’t have to have any performance experience to take part. You don’t have to be able to act or sing. Perhaps you’ve never done anything like this before but if you want to take part we want you to stand shoulder to shoulder with the other brave souls who are up for an adventure.

CLAMOUR & ROAR will be written and directed by Veronica Coburn, a playwright and theatre director who loves to work with people from all walks of life. Veronica runs Tenderfoot, The Civic’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students. As artist in residence in Draíocht Arts Centre she developed Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir. As a playwright she has won the Prix Europa Radio France for RTE Radio Drama.

If you like the sound of the CITIZEN’S CHORUS why don’t you come along to a taster workshop where you can meet the people involved and try your hand at singing and laughing and telling stories. There are eight taster workshops in various venues across South Dublin County on the following dates.

April 14th
Clondalkin Village, Áras Chrónáin, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Palmerstown, Palmerstown Community & Youth Centre, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

April 28th
Rathcoole Village, Rathcoole Community Centre, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clondalkin, Bawnogue Community Centre, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

May 5th
Tallaght, Civic Theatre, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in association with Bealtaine Festival
Lucan, Ballyowen Castle Community Centre, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

May 19th
Rathfarnham, Whitechurch Community & Youth Centre, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tallaght, Civic Theatre, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in association with Bealtaine Festival


If you would like to sign up for one of the taster workshops or if you want to know more please email Veronica at or contact her on 087 9790906.

CLAMOUR & ROAR – A CITIZEN’S CHORUS is commissioned under IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme for 2016 – 2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. CLAMOUR & ROAR is also supported by The Civic and RUA RED.