Regina will perform an eclectic programme of popular, classical and operatic pieces that guarantees a journey of emotions. Her honest, warm and authentic style creates a unique atmosphere, and connection with her audience, as she shares the emotions these beautiful songs, and their stories, were created to evoke.
Regina Nathan is internationally known as one of Ireland’s leading Sopranos. She has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, at The Commonwealth Games, and in many of Europe’s major opera theatres where her lyric roles, including Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Violetta in La Traviata, met with great acclaim.
Be transported to the heart of a song with Regina at Ballyporeen Community Hall on Sunday 13th November 2022 at 8:00pm!
BOOKING: Ballyporeen Post Office / Pat Russell’s Shop / T. 086 309 4996 | Tickets: €20
When the first lockdown happened in 2020 and all public performances ceased for the forseeable future, I decided I needed to learn about recording my own material and projects for the purpose of uploading it social media and my website.
To start with I payed for advice from a Sound Engineer friend of mine, Matt Purcell. On his advice I invested in basic equipment I would need: a mixer, a good microphone and stand, relevant wires and connections for the computer, and a good set of headphones. Then Matt talked me through how to use this equipment. (Given my own personal logic on things, Input and Output was a relearning process I wont go into!)
There are great Youtube clips about mixers and home recording which I found very helpful. But it was equally important for me to be able to check out details with Matt that I couldn’t quite understand. It is very reassuring to have him on hand to refer to. It really was overwhelming until I found a way to whittle it down to specifically identify what is was I didn’t understand. Only then did I know what questions to ask.
Initially, I wanted to learn to be able to work with a coach via zoom using my equipment. This was quite frustrating because of the inherant time lag but we manageed to work on voice production.
Then we tried recording two seperate tracks of my voice and his piano accompaniment for each of us to work with. This meant finding a Audio App that would be best for me to start off with. I eventually settled on GarageBand which was free and had some good options…and also quite easy!
After many, many hours of trying out different things I eventually am now able to record various tracks into GarageBand and export it to Google Drive or anywhere else. I learnt that once you send the two tracks they are sent as one Track. The only way to make changes is to go back to the two seperate tracks which you (hopefully) saved in a clearly marked file. It is very important to title and number every change and edit you make for referance etc.
My next step is to learn how to mix and edit my home recordings. Even though there is a mixer in Garageband, the Behringer mixer I purchased with the microphone allows for noise and other reductions, which cannot really be eliminated in the mixing, so you will get a more professional sound. It makes it much easier to mix…or so I am told!!!
These were the very first steps towards learning about what is involved in audio recording in order to work with a coach/accompanist and also to experiment in me doing my own home recordings with a backing track from my coach/accompanist for upload to my website and Youtube. Each minute achievement is so gratifying. I am really beginning to have fun with it all!
RTE Christmas Programme – “A Christmas Festival” Regina Nathan Soprano Proinnsías Ó Duinn Conductor Irish Chamber Choir RTE Concert Orchestra
This was my first time to perform and present a whole concert and was the idea of Fr Dermod McCarthy. He had come to one of my recitals and thought I could do it. I remember practising the script in RTE for recording and being so nervous. Some of the takes were really funny!
On Saturday June 29th I will be performing a concert in St. Columba’s Church, Bindon Street, Ennis to help raise funds for the vital maintenance work needed on St. Columba’s.
This beautiful church has opened its doors to host many events over the years, connecting the local community by keeping it active and alive with concerts, coffee afternoons, school music concerts, children’s programmes, the Christmas Tree Festival and many other interesting and fun projects.
I love performing in this very special venue. The love and care and goodwill of all involved radiates out of every stone and precious stained glassed window. But as with churches throughout Ireland, congregations are dwindling and the expenses needed to maintain such treasures are difficult to come by, to say the least.
Apart from the fact that it has become an important venue option for so many events, it would be a crime to witness such a building so steeped in history, culture and craftsmanship, disappear.
Hence, this concert in June 2019. I hope you will ‘Save this Date’ and will be able to find the time to come and share this evening with me. I am so looking forward to it myself.
Tickets are €30 and all proceeds go to the maintenance work needed on the church to continue making it a safe and viable venue into the future.
Seating is not allocated so please arrive early to avail of the best seats!
Saturday 25th November 2017 at 8.00 p.m.
St. Columba’s Church
Bindon Street, Ennis, Co. Clare
Regina Nathan Soprano returns for her annual Christmas Concert to St. Columba’s Church, Bindon Street, Ennis at 8.00pm
“It has become a lovely social occasion: this beautiful old church with its magical candlelit ambience, great acoustics and warm seasonal refreshments. It is the perfect way for me to start my Christmas and to meet old (and new) friends.”
Regina will perform a delightful selection of popular songs from musical theatre, arias and Christmas favourites and will be joined by pianist Mairead Hurley