175th Anniversary Concert for St.Micheal`s Church on Friday, May 10 presented by Lorcan Murray will feature Majella Cullagh (Soprano), Owen Gilhooly (Tenor), Aoide Chioir for All, Irina Dernova (Piano)
Saint Michael’s Church 175th Celebratory Concert Friday, May 10
2019 marks the 175th anniversary of the opening of Saint Michael’s Church, Pery Square. Situated in the heart of Limerick’s Georgian quarter, Saint Michael’s opens its doors every Sunday for worship at 10 am. Over many years it has also been a centre of social events and has hosted concerts, Culture Night events, Open House and the Limerick Pipe Organ Festival. It is also home to several social clubs and groups.
Saint Michael’s was designed by the Pain brothers: unique features of the church include the beautiful ceiling, the oldest functioning pipe organ in Limerick (built by Telford and Telford c1845), and a fine collection of stained-glass windows.
As a highlight of the celebrations, they are having a celebratory concert featuring international opera singers Majella Cullagh (Cork) and Owen Gilhooly (Limerick) with Aoide Choir at 8 pm on Friday 10th May 2019. Soprano Majella Cullagh is a bel canto specialist: her career has brought her to many prestigious opera stages of England, Europe, USA and New Zealand. Tenor Owen Gilhooly performs extensively in Ireland, England and in Europe, and is a sought-after voice/singing Teacher of the Vocal Faculty of Royal Irish Academy of Music. It is a great privilege for us to have these renowned artists.
Award-winning choir Aoide, directed by Owen Gilhooly. Aoide – Choir for All is a community choir based in Castletroy, Limerick. Over the years they have performed for a large number of fundraising events, including Limerick’s Children’s Grief Project, Limerick Suicide Watch, Barretstown, Marfan Syndrome, Joseph Monaghan cerebral palsy treatment, CMRF Crumlin, Limerick Lyons Club, and many more.
This concert is being generously supported by Limerick City & County Council and Limerick Arts Office, together with much-appreciated sponsorship from local businesses
Tickets and more information available from Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge St., Limerick [email protected] / 061 310293.