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Renowned Soprano Celine Byrne to grace University Concert Hall with a night of classical treasures



Soprano Celine Byrne will grace the stage of the University Concert Hall this Sunday, October 22 for a night of classical treasures

Prepare for an enchanting evening of classical melodies as the illustrious soprano, Celine Byrne, graces the stage at University Concert Hall (UCH) on Sunday, October 22nd

Renowned Soprano Celine Byrne to grace University Concert Hall with a night of classical treasures
Celine Byrne at University Concert Hall promises to be a captivating celebration of classical music.

Joined by the extraordinary talents of Cobhla Surlis, the harmonious voices of Cavan Cathedral Choir, and the gifted guidance of musical director Eileen Tackney, this event promises to be a captivating celebration of classical music.

Presented by TV presenter, Mary Kennedy, the evening will include some well known favourites from the world or opera, operetta, movies, musicals and much more. Songs include villia, Merry Widow waltz, Pie Jesu, Ave Maria, O Mio Babbino Caro and Danny Boy …to name but a few.

Hailing from Kildare, Celine Byrne is a lyric soprano of unparalleled acclaim. Celine received her Masters in Music from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2007, where she studied with Dr. Veronica Dunne, also receiving the RIAM award for outstanding achievement.

In addition, she has an honours Music Degree from the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, where she was awarded the college Gold Medal for excellence. She has received coaching at the National Opera Studio of London and has studied with Christa Ludwig at the Vienna Staatsoper. Celine is recognised nationally and internationally as one of opera’s great stars.

This magical evening on October 22nd will be brought to life by the local producer, and award winning songwriter Don Mescall, who is also collaborating with Celine on her forthcoming studio album.

Don, a native of our very own Ahane, ventured to London in the early nineties, and his songwriting prowess has left an indelible mark on the music world. His first notable success came with “Road to Glory” recorded by Eleanor Shanley, and later his songs found their way to artists such as Cliff Richard , Backstreet boys , Boyzone , Aslan, American Idols , Geri Halliwell ( Spice Girls ) Ronan Keating , The High Kings and many more including Frances Black, who has recorded no less than nine of Don’s compositions.

Don’t miss this special evening of musical treasures. Tickets from €32 on sale here.

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