27 October 2019
By Bryan Smyth
The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on with the launch of the Lord Mayor’s 59th Gala Christmas Concert. Lord Mayor Cllr. John Sheehan and Lady Mayoress Aedamar Sheehan recently launched Cork’s favourite Christmas Concert, which will take place on Saturday 7 December in the splendid surroundings of the Concert Hall, Cork City Hall.
This year’s concert will feature home-grown and world renowned acts including American piano virtuoso David Syme, award winning soprano Emma Nash, who has delighted Irish and international audiences, the over 60s competition winner Nora O’Riordan, and Welsh tenor Ryan Morgan – a firm favourite with Cork audiences! The Choirs for the evening will be Cantaírí Mhuscraí from Ballincollig and the Studio Wolfe Singers from Douglas. The orchestra for the evening is the wonderful Cork Concert Orchestra.
Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor Cllr. John Sheehan said: “It is my pleasure to launch the 59th annual gala Christmas concert, which continues to grow in strength and spectacle! This is a wonderful opportunity raise funds for some very worthy charities and with that in mind I would like to thank in advance the many Corkonians and corporate sponsors who will support this year’s concert. We will welcome some wonderful musicians to our stage including Emma Nash, David Syme, Ryan Morgan and Nora O’Riordan, the 43rd winner of the 2019 over 60s competition – act now, tickets are sure to sell out fast!”
Tickets for the Christmas concert on December 7th are on sale at Pro Musica (20 Oliver Plunkett Street).