Number 6. Tuesday, 6th May, 2014

Andrew Thomson - baritone
Catherine O'Carroll - soprano
Friday evening, 30th. May, The Orpheus Choir will be giving a concert in St. George's Church, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, on the invitation of North Cork Classical Music to initiate their 2014 Festival season. A large part of the programme will be devoted to scenes and choruses from popular operas, amongst others, Bizet's 'Carmen' and the ever-loved 'Chorus of Hebrew Slaves' by Verdi, but there will also be a wide variety of folksongs, like the haunting 'She moved through the fair' and a rousing 'Sailor and young Nancy' and many other jewels of the choral repertoire, both ancient and modern. Bringing even more lustre to the evening, the choir will be joined by two wonderful soloists: hailing from Limerick City, the fantastic young dramatic soprano, Catherine O'Carroll and, originally from Scotland now living in Ireland, the powerfully resonant baritone, Andrew Thomson, who recently made such a resoundingly successful debut in the Village Arts Centre in Kilworth. The James Fitzgerald Memorial Band from Mitchelstown, under the enthusiastic leadership of Seanie Chamberlain will also be on board to add a whole new dimension to the proceedings. Tickets are 15,- euro/ 25,- euro for two and will shortly be available from the usual outlets. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Hilary: 087-7924105/