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THE PLATINUM selling classical vocal trio The Priests, featuring three Roman Catholic clergymen from Antrim, will be a highlight of the many concerts taking place in Galway Cathedral throughout the summer.
World famous conductor and organist, Mark Duley, is to perform in St Patrick’s Parish Church, Newport, with his choir Collegium on this Sunday evening (March 29).
HOWEVER YOU interpret Good Friday, as an act of selfless atonement, one of history’s most notorious miscarriages of justice, or a story of grief, suffering, and loss, there is music to capture it all.
FOR THOSE of a certain age Carmina Burana is ‘the music from the Old Spice’ ad, others associate it with X-Factor, but what is often forgotten is that that section, called ‘O Fortuna’, is part of a much larger work.
Galway Choral Association and Limerick Choral Union, with assistance from St Nicholas’ Schola Cantorum, are presenting two major works in concert later this month, kindly supported by the Davy’s Western Office and in aid of Cancer Care West.
Sonny (whose real name was Joseph) was born 89 years ago, one of six children to Patrick and Mary Molloy of St Brendan’s Road in Woodquay. He went to the ‘Mon’ where he learned to play football among other things. A match report in a local paper once carried the headline “Five Goal Molloy”, a fact which he managed to drop into conversation many times over the years. Chatting with him could be unnerving as he laced his chat with colourful sayings like “Long drawers”, “Bring up the bucket”, “Th’oul suit turned well”, ’44 short’, “I hate small men”, and of course his famous draper’s mantra, “We have your size”.
Galway Baroque Singers travel to Tuam on Sunday December 21 where they will present a concert of seasonal music in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
GERMAN SOPRANO Anja Pöche-Lipfert and the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble Camerata Kilkenny are touring Ireland this month, taking in Galway next week.
THE ST NICHOLAS Schola Cantorum choir will hold auditions on Sunday September 21. It is open to boys and girls, aged eight to 14, from all religions and none.
THIS EVENING at 8pm, Schumann’s Kinderszenen will be played in the Galway Cathedral by the Finnish organist Tuomas Pyrhönen.