City’s churches will fill for Limerick Choral Festival

Aoide Voices open the festival at St. Joseph’s Church, O’Connell Ave on Friday 28 at 8pm.

THREE days at the month’s end, Friday 28 into Sunday March 1, is the span of Limerick Choral Festival 2020.  Word from its driving force Dr Michael O’Brien – cantor at St John’s Cathedral and organist – is that the opening night concert on Friday 28 in St Joseph’s Church will be a primary highlight.

“Aoide Voices Community Choir (Limerick) under the direction of Owen Gilhooly will join both the Limerick Chamber Choir and County Limerick Youth Choir under the direction of Máire Keary-Scanlon,” says Michael, festival president. “It promises to be an unforgettable evening of wonderful choral treats.” Tickets on the door.

The closing concert will bookend this competitive festival. Head to the Sacred Heart Church at The Crescent, city centre, for 5pm to hear pianist Dr David O’Shea play an organ concert. Free in and a donation will be welcome.

“A total contingent of 58 choirs will make up this year’s event. They will perform a variety of choral pieces ranging from church/ sacred music, gospel to early music and various contemporary compositions of all types.

“All competitions and associated events over the festival weekend are open to the general public, so do please come along and enjoy the wonderful singing.”

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