2015-2016 – A Celebration of the Montgomery Philharmonic’s 10th Anniversary Season

Concert 5– May 15 2016

A Second Concert with the Central Maryland Chorale

The Lake Isle of Innisfree – Eleanor Daley (b. 1955)
About – Eleanor Daley

Eleanor Daley, a Canadian composer, was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. She is an organist and composer with a degree in organ performance from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; she also holds a piano diploma from Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Ontario, and an organ diploma from Trinity College, England. Daley has been the Director of Music at Fairlawn Avenue United Church (formerly Fairlawn Heights) in Toronto, Ontario, since 1982. During this time, she has established a thriving choral program for which much of her music has been composed, thanks to the continuing support and talent of her choirs.
A prolific composer, Daley has a remarkable gift for melody. Her works are most notable for their sensitive interweaving of text and music. She has over one hundred published choral compositions and is commissioned extensively throughout North America. Daley has been commissioned by the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Florida; the Texas Women’s University Choir; the Alliance World Festival of Women’s Singing in Salt Lake City; and the Texas Choral Directors Association. She has also written works for choirs in other states, including New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Missouri.