No Christmas is complete without a concert by Armagh’s very own popular a cappella group. ‘Cantilena’ will herald the festive season in their own inimitable style. The programme will combine arrangements of well-known traditional carols and popular Christmas songs in close harmony.
The first part of the evening tells the Christmas story from Advent to the visit of The Three Kings, while the second covers the more secular side of the season. Early booking is strongly recommended for this ever-popular performance.
The Ulster Orchestra has pulled out a cracker with this year’s Christmas Unwrapped concert, providing a jolly blend of traditional carols and favourite orchestral music that can’t fail to put you in the Christmas spirit.
The concert promises to be a wonderful mix of popular and enchanting carols and favourite orchestral music. Conducted by Christopher Bell, the programme will feature sing-a-long Christmas favourites.
Escape the hustle and bustle, relax and get into the festive spirit singing your favourite carols!
This evening of performances by theWELB Schools Orchestras showcases the work of some of the most talented young musicians, drawn from primary schools and secondary schools from throughout the western area.
The Junior String Orchestra, Junior Wind Band and Intermediate Wind Band will delight with their exciting celebration of music from a variety of styles, from a classical repertoire to a collection of Christmas favourites. It’s a musical feast for the entire family!
Cappella Caeciliana, conducted by Donal McCrisken, presents a feast of fine choral music in the imposing and candlelit surroundings of St Patrick’s Church. The programme ranges from the 16th century to the present day and features two works by Benjamin Britten on his 100th birthday.
As 22nd November is also St Cecilia’s Day, the choir marks the occasion with two works composed 300 years apart (by Purcell and Britten) in honour of the patron saint of music after whom it is named.
Featuring three of Mendelssohn’s most popular pieces in what should be a memorable evening of beautiful music. Mendelssohn was an avid traveller, and a boat visit to the isle of Staffa in 1829 provided the inspiration for his Overture (more of a tone poem), even though he was seasick on the journey! The ever-popular Violin Concerto will be played by our Leader and conductor for the night, Tamás Kocsis. To conclude, we have a memory of a trip to Italy – sunshine and happiness radiate in equal measure.
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It includes a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the either Peter Corry’s Music Box Christmas Extravaganza or The Priests at the Belfast Waterfront this Christmas, alongside the usual mix of news and events coming up in the next month.
Win a pair of tickets to see either Peter Corry’s Music Box Christmas Extravaganza or The Priests at the Belfast Waterfront this Christmas.
Produced by and starring Peter Corry, The Music Box has rapidly evolved into one of the country’s most successful and best loved Christmas family shows. Its a breathtaking Christmas journey through a sparkling array of Christmas music gems, past and present, from traditional seasonal classics right through to contemporary seasonal songs, featuring the finest local school choirs, boy trebles, amazing young ballet dancers and a full adult cast. This year The Music Box also proudly presents stars of London’s West End.
This enchanting evening of music from The Priests features much loved classics including Ave Maria, Pie Jesu and Amazing Grace, along with some of the most cherished traditional seasonal favourites – everything from Ding Dong Merrily On High to O Come All Ye Faithful and from Sussex Carol to Silent Night. The Priests’ records have sold in their millions since the trio burst onto the music scene in 2008. Brothers, Father Eugene and Father Martin O’Hagan, and Father David Delargy met at St MacNissi’s College (now St Killian’s College) near Carnlough… and have been singing together as The Priests to packed houses all over the world ever since!