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HANDEL'S MESSIAH is as much a Christmas staple as Santa Claus and sleigh bells and, on Saturday December 8, Music For Galway presents this festive masterpiece at Galway Cathedral, performed by the Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Saturday night next November 3 at 7.30 pm in Knock Basilica will see two of Ireland’s leading female vocalists take to the stage in a concert performance of Handel’s legendary Messiah with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
In December 1983, a group of singers under the direction of Audrey Corbett staged a performance of Handel’s Messiah to a packed audience. The success of this concert led to the foundation of a permanent choir - the Galway Baroque Singers.
CLAUDIA BOYLE, one of Ireland's greatest sopranos, makes her Irish National Opera debut in the spectacular new production of The Tales Of Hoffmann, currently touring Ireland, and which comes to Galway next month.
Salthill began to really liven up with the arrival of the Dublin to Galway train in 1851. Holidaymakers arrived at the resort in some style. Trains were met at the station by horse-drawn ‘cars’ or ‘buses’ which went out directly to the seaside.
The Galway senior footballers under Kevin Walsh have thus far enjoyed a productive season.
MORE THAN 60 of Ireland’s finest young wind, brass, and percussion players have been selected to play in this year’s Irish Youth Wind Ensemble - a week long music course culminating in a series of concerts, one of which will be in Galway.
THE MYTH of Orpheus and Eurydice has inspired countless artists down the centuries, including Ovid, Cocteau, Stravinsky, Titian, and Rodin. Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice is part of a rich and enduring artistic tradition and its exciting new staging from Irish National Opera, directed by Emma Martin, is a highlight of this year’s GIAF programme.
CENDRILLION, A sumptuous new take on the Cinderella story, is being staged by The Met Opera, and will be broadcast live to The Eye Cinema in Wellpark, this weekend.
JENNY GREENE and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, which was the fastest selling music gig in Galway International Arts Festival’s 40-year history, have announced they will return to the 2018 festival.