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By I Love Limerick Correspondent Niamh Higgins

The Limerick based multi-award winning chamber choir Ancor will perform a joyful Christmas concert in St Marys Cathedral on Wednesday, December 17 to get everyone in the festive mood.

The evening will feature a seasonal mix of orchestra, choir and solo performances. The Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams are set to be just some of the highlights on the night as well as the Oratorio de Noël by Saint-Saëns and The Magnificat by Arvo Pärt.

Attendees on the night can expect to be enchanted by amazing performances as well as being treated to seasonal mulled wine and mince pies.

Solo performances will include the outstanding Limerick native and soprano Sinead Fitzpatrick and mezzo soprano Sarah-Ellen Murphy as well as tenor Stuart Kinsella and bass soloist Paul McGough.

Newly appointed Composer-in-Residence at Mary Immaculate College, the remarkable Anne-Marie O’Farrell, will be the special guest harpist on the night.

Other members from the Anchor Chamber Choir, Carrie Dike and Elaine Kolshus will also perform solo pieces on what is to be a spectacular night.

The Ancor Chamber Choir Christmas concert will begin at 8pm sharp. Tickets for the concert are on sale at €15 or at a reduced rate of €10 for students and seniors. Tickets are no longer on sale from the Ancor website but may be reserved by calling 061-400820.

Ancór Chamber Choir was founded in 2005 and now comprises of 30 members. In June of this year the choir travelled to Italy where they performed in San Michele e Gaetano in Florence, with concerts ICKSP Seminary at Gricigliano and St George’s Anglican Church in Venice.

More information on Ancór Chamber Choir can be found online at www.ancor.ie
If you would like to know more about choirs in Limerick you can read more stories here!

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