Caroline Fraher and St Colman’s Cathedral Chamber Choir

Caroline Fraher and St Colman’s Cathedral Chamber Choir

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal           Saturday 19th August at 6 pm          Admission is FREE. 
Please book your seats on line beforehand.

Caroline Fraher is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Her voice is one of ethereal quality, with rich tones and beautiful expression, and is adept at delivering unique interpretations of songs from traditional Irish, classical, musical theater and contemporary genres. She has had a long career as one of Munster’s busiest wedding singers and has performed at concerts and recitals in and around Cork County for many years.

Caroline is very much looking forward to performing at the magnificent St. Mary’s Collegiate Church with St. Colman’s Cathedral Chamber Choir. This concert will a mix of haunting Irish melodies, some Medieval-inspired hymns and chants and contemporary Celtic music. It is sure to be an evening of uplifting and inspiring music.

St. Colman’s Cathedral Chamber Choir is one of Munster’s most prolific church choirs. Their stunning interpretations of contemporary and traditional liturgical music have ensured their status amongst the top church choirs in Ireland. They have performed with Liam Lawton and Philip Stopford and have been invited to sing the mass in Westminster Cathedral in London, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, and have twice performed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

 

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The Cork Baroque Players in association with Heritage Week present…….

The Cork Baroque Players in association with Heritage Week present…….

The Cork Baroque Players in Concert    The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal       Thursday 24th August at 4:30 pm

Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. The programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome the Cork Baroque Players who in association with Cork County Arts Office present a concert of 18th Century music on period instruments in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

This wonderful concert will showcase 18th century music from around Europe including some of Ireland’s favourite baroque composer Turlogh O’ Carolan, performed by The Cork Baroque Players. Marja Gaynor, Caitrion O’Mahony- Baroque Violins, Eimear Reidy- Baroque Cello

Tickets are just €5 each and can be purchased online at www.themallartscentre.com or telephone 087 9593276.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

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The Orpheus Choir performs in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

The Orpheus Choir performs in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

The Orpheus Choir        The Mall Arts Centre       Saturday 18th November

On Saturday 18th. November, 2017 The Orpheus Choir, Co. Cork with its Musical Director Hilary Reynolds, are delighted to be returning to Youghal to perform in a fund-raising concert to support the RNLI Youghal Lifeboat Station. The choir’s first visit in 2011 was to the Mary Collegiate Church, but this time the concert will be held next door to the Lifeboat Station in The Mall Arts Centre.

The Orpheus Choir is an adult, mixed-voiced, regional, community choir based in Fermoy, that sing a highly varied programme of  folk, classical and contemporary choral music. It was formed in 2005 and has members hailing from North and East Cork to West Waterford. Since its inaugural concert at the opening of the 2007 North Cork Classical Music Festival, it has given many very successful concerts in and around Fermoy, amongst others, Cappoquin, Castlelyons, Castletownroche, Conna, Kildorrery, Kilworth, Knockanore and Mitchelstown and in 2015 celebrated its 10th. Anniversary with an Opera Gala Concert in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork City.

Ticket details TBC.  For any additional information please contact Yew Wood Venues at 087 9593276.

 

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‘Cherish the Ladies’ – Back by popular demand!

‘Cherish the Ladies’ – Back by popular demand!

Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome ‘Cherish the Ladies’ in concert to the Mall Arts Centre Youghal on Saturday 12th August at 8 pm.

“Cherish the Ladies” is an American all-female super group.  The band began as a concert series in New York in January in 1985, the brainchild of Mick Moloney, who wanted to showcase the brightest female musicians in America, in what had
been a male-dominated scene.   The group took its name from a traditional Irish Jig called “Cherish the Ladies” and the series opened with sold-out concerts.

“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do!” says the Boston Globe music critic about Cherish the Ladies.  Under the the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie
Madden, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group Cherish the Ladies create a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensemble’s ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining package.

For more than 30 years, the Ladies have performed thousands of concerts all over the globe and have collaborated with such notable musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Vince Gill,Nancy Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O’Connell as well as being the featured soloist with over 250 performances with symphony orchestras. They are in constant demand worldwide as their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow.

Ticket Price TBC

For further information contact 087 7934504 or email youghal@comhaltas.net

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The Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra ….. classical music for everyone….

The Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra ….. classical music for everyone….

The Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra      St Mary’s Collegiate Church       Sunday 13th August at 8 pm  

Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome back The Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra once again.

Whether in the Frisian Islands, the Norwegian Fjords, England, Ireland,  Spain, the villages and cities of Australia & New Zealand or in the federal capital Berlin, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world. Their goal: “To make classical music accessible to as many people as possible from all nations“.  On 13th August 2017  St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal will be just the perfect venue. The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in 2003 in the city whose name they bear – Cologne.   A city that is famous throughout the world for its musical and instrumental teaching.  Here the Chamber Philharmonia continuously draws on the talent emerging from the master classes of the professors Viktor Tretjakov, Maria Kliegel, Robert Winn, Frans Helmerson, Zalhar Bron, Ralph Manno and others. In total, over 100 members have now performed in the constantly changing ensemble that is the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. The musicians are carefully selected according to the strictest criteria to form numerous ensembles from the chamber to the symphony orchestra. Following an intensive period of rehearsal, the orchestra heads off across the world on tour, entering into the realms of musical adventure.

The real appeal of the programme lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs.   This sees familiar greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi in dialogue with works from people like Sergei Prokofieff through to the “King of Tango” Astor Piazzolla. This special mix guarantees diverse entertainment of the highest order.

Certainly a date for your diary. Tickets are available from Youghal Tourist Office, Market Square, Youghal. Telephone 024 20170.

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