Number 18. Monday, 26th October, 2015

Orpheus returns to the Village Arts Centre in Kilworth with 'Irish Melodies'

The Orpheus Choir's first appearance in Kilworth's Village Arts Centre, at Andrew Thomson's debut recital back in April of 2014, flabbergasted the unsuspecting audience with an exciting 'flash-mob' finale of 'The Toreador Song' from Bizet's 'Carmen'. 

On Friday, 6th. November, 2015, at 8.15 pm, it will be returning in its own right in a concert shared with Jason Turk's New Style Trad Band 'Torcán' with a programme of 'easy-listening' Irish Melodies.
Starting this eleventh year of The Orpheus Choir on a slightly different note with a number of 'evergreen' folk melodies given a fresh 'lick of paint', as it were, in 'easy-listening', contemporary arrangements by young American and Canadian composers, the choir has a fair amount of fast learning to do, this concert being held so very early in the season, but the nature of the music is such that the process is more of a pleasure than a pain!
Amongst old favourites like 'Home, sweet home', 'The Sailor and young Nancy' and Tommy Makem's haunting 'Winds of Morning', the choir will perform 'As I hear the sweet lark sing', 'Be still, Nightingale' and 'The Parting Glass'.

Bríd O'Riordan

Joining Orpheus and Torcán that evening will be a young West-Cork soprano, Bríd O'Riordan, making her debut in North Cork with a number of all-time favourites like 'Nella Fantasia', 'I dreamed a dream', 'Danny Boy' and Eva Cassidy's daring and jazzy version of 'Over the Rainbow'.  

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