Apr
29

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to attend the Concert For Peace, Knock Basilica, May 14th.

president.michael.d.higgins.and.his.wife.sabina.web.medMayo International Choral Festival are delighted to announce the attendance of The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at the Concert For Peace in the newly refurbished Knock Basilica on Saturday May 14th. The unprecedented scale of such a concert in this venue will see close to 200 artists perform on the night, all presented by lauded broadcaster, RTÉ Lyric FM’s Liz Nolan. Conductor extraordinaire David Brophy brings his impressive experience to proceedings, conducting this special event, which is in Association with the Western Development Commission and the Mayo Clinic.
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Apr
02

Sibeal Ni ­Chasaide confirmed to sing at Knock Concert For Peace

‘Sibeal’ to Perform Mise Eire at Knock Basilica Concert

sibeal.chasaideFollowing her recent haunting and evocative performance during the ‘Centenary’ concert at Easter, as part of the National 1916 commemorations, the organisers of the ‘Concert For Peace’ at Knock Basilica were delighted when it was announced just after the concert that Sibeal Ni Chasaide is to be added to the stellar line up of performers on May 14th.

Sibeal will perform, live with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Mise Eire, a new arrangement of Patrick Pearse’s 1912 poem set to music, which was composed by the respected composer Patrick Cassidy, who is related to Sibeal, and who will also attend the concert.
Hailing from the Gaeltacht in Rath Chairn, County Meath, Sibeal, at only 17 years of age, has been since stealing the hearts of the nation with Mise Eire released on the ‘1916: The Irish Rebellion’ soundtrack, and with her countless interviews on Radio and a recent performance on The Late Late Show.

Nov
27

Major Orchestral & Choral Work Announced

A Major Choral and Orchestral ‘Concert of Peace’ featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra, a 120 member choir and soloists Anne Marie Gibbons and Owen Gilhooly. The concert on Saturday May 14th will be the inaugural concert at the newly refurbished Knock Basilica, and will include excerpts from ‘The Armed Man’ by Sir Karl Jenkins, and an Elegy Suite for 1916 by Hollywood composer, Patrick Cassidy, originally from Mayo.

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