20 November 2016
By Tom Collins
Cork International Choral Festival Presents:
Christmas at the Cathedral
With Majella Cullagh
Littleshoes Players, Montfort Youth Choir and PfizerPfonics
Saturday 10th December, 8pm
St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral
Cork International Choral Festival is proud to present an evening with internationally acclaimed soprano Majella Cullagh for an evening of festive carols, song and poetry in the stunning surrounds of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Majella will be joined on the evening by actors from the Littleshoes Players, The Montfort Youth Choir and award-winning national choir, PfizerPfonics. Festive favourites including O Holy Night, Carol of the Bells, Believe, Who Would Imagine a King and many, many more will have everyone feeling that warm and gooey Christmassy feeling from their heads to the tips of their toes!
Majella Cullagh has been called one of the great bel canto divas of our time. Performing across the world, in opera houses from London to Verona, New York to Auckland, she is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s foremost musical ambassadors.
And despite her hectic international schedule, this opera diva will never miss the opportunity to give something back to her native Cork. She finds time to teach in the Singing Academy at the Montfort College of Performing Arts; and she’s there and ready to help. This Christmas sees the Cork International annual fundraising concert take over the historic and glorious St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral with Majella ready and willing to lead the evening of music.
Joining Majella on the evening The Montfort Youth Choir comprising of 45 young voices from all over Cork city and county with an upbeat and almost ethereal programme under the leadership of Carol Arnopp. In addition, Bernadette Kiely brings her award-winning choir PfizerPfonics with an accomplished and polished repertoire to lend their voices to help raise the roof on this magnificent landmark. While actors from the Littleshoes Players under the direction of Festival Manager, Sinéad Dunphy will lend their voices to the words of great poets and entwine the audiences in the true and plentiful messages of Christmas.
The evening is brought together by Festival Manager, Sinéad Dunphy, aided musically by Carol Arnopp and guarantees to deliver an evening of Festive fuzziness!
Tickets priced at only €20 are available from the Everyman Theatre on www.everymancork.com or 021-450 1673. Book now to avoid disappointment.