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MORE THAN 180 voices, the combined talents of The Galway Baroque Singers, Our Lady’s Choral Society, internationally-renowned soloists, and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, will sing works by Puccini and Mozart tomorrow.
The Samaritans are delighted to have the support of the Army Band in presenting the 24th annual Samaritan Concert.
RICHARD WAGNER has often suffered from bad press, what with Adolf Hitler being a big fan and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche such a stern critic, but the quality of his music continues to enrapture audiences.
The 20TH Century Fox fanfare ends, and blue letters appear on a black screen bearing the legend, 'A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...', before the silence is ended by a dramatic orchestral flourish which begins one of the most recognisable, and greatest pieces of music ever composed for film.
The loudspeaker crackled and spluttered for a good 10 seconds or more until finally a voice announced the train from Ballina to Dublin would be running 30 minutes late. The news was greeted with cheers and whistles by us Mayo supporters packed together on the platform. We had come from all around the area, men, women and children all wearing the county colours and all determined that nothing was going to spoil our trip to ‘Headquarters’ to see Mayo play Kerry in the All Ireland final.
Among the attractions of the upcoming Clifden Arts Festival is the launch of the latest poetry collection by Moya Cannon, entitled Keats Lives and published by Carcanet Press. It is also something of a homecoming, as Moya was a long longtime stalwart of Galway’s literary scene.
In preparation for an exciting new term, Galway Baroque Singers will hold auditions for new members in Saint Patrick's Bandroom on Tuesday September 1. Vacancies exist in all sections. For further information and to arrange audition, call Joan on 087 6911460.