Following a year of touring in Europe, local singer Brian McNamee presents a special concert at Strule Arts Centre bursting with energy, fun and great music. Brian, bound for The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester this September to study as a classical tenor, will display his talents as a singer, songwriter and performer here at home.
Showcasing the best in classical song, pop and his own compositions Brian and his guests, The Omagh Community Youth Choir and Classical vocal quartet ‘Forte,’ will deliver a concert not to be missed.
Camerata Ireland presents a mesmerising mix of music including works by Rossini, Field, Mozart, Bunting and Beethoven. Pianist Barry Douglas created the Camerata Ireland orchestra to match the best in the world. Over the past ten years it has gained critical acclaim though its concerts in the UK, Europe, the USA and South America.
In the midst of a city, in the midst of a war, an enduring friendship is formed between a young elephant named Sheila and her keeper. As the bombs begin to fall and the Head Zookeeper worries about the fate of the animals, the local children play and laugh and sing in the Belfast streets…
The Elephant Angel is a heart-warming new opera for audiences of all ages by composer Gareth Williams and acclaimed novelist Bernard MacLaverty. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of a lady zookeeper who takes a baby elephant home with her each night during the Belfast Blitz, looking after it and keeping it safe with the help of the children who live near by.
Performed by singers and musicians from Scottish Opera, each performance ofThe Elephant Angel also involves around 60 local schoolchildren; some working with Scottish Opera’s experts to market and run the performances, and the others forming a chorus of 30 who will created their own unique elements for a performance especially for their local community.
We have three pairs of tickets for this production in Strule Arts Centre. ENTER COMPETITION
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