Number 8. Monday, 20th October, 2014

Orpheus' Concert in St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral
[photo: Internet]
Our first concert of the season, which is fast approaching, is to be held in the resplendent St. Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork City on Saturday, 22nd. November, 2014 at 8 pm and promises to be an unforgettable evening with a great variety of music from the Baroque to the Contemporary.

The Head Organist and Director of Music at St. Fin Barre's, Malcolm Wisener, has agreed to do us the great honour of being a guest performer in the concert, not only accompanying the choir, but also playing a number of solo pieces on the superb Cathedral organ.
The organ, the largest of its kind in the whole of Ireland, has recently been extensively renovated and in the spring of this year I had the great delight of hearing Malcolm, with his consummate artistry, display all its wonders of tonal colour, producing soft strains of ethereal beauty and spine-tingling exhilaration from the full organ sound.
Orpheus' Concert in St. Fin Barre's in 2010
[photo: Will Knott]
Also, we are delighted to welcome back, as another guest performer to our programme, the baritone, Andrew Thomson, who featured in our resoundingly successful concert in Mitchelstown last May.

But, of course, the choir is especially looking forward to singing in the sublime acoustic of St. Fin Barre's Cathedral and consequently I, as Musical Director, have chosen a number of the romantic, a cappella pieces from the choral repertoire which will sound at their best thus enhanced. To finish up the programme on a slightly quirky upbeat, however, the choir will also bring some rather more contemporary pieces 'with a bit of a swing'!

Tickets: €10,- can be obtained from choir members or the Cathedral Shop or at the door on the night. Hurry, before they're all gone!! The proceeds from this concert will be going to the upkeep of the Cathedral.

Hilary Reynolds

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