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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Preview: Summer Synge Songs

I note that the Classical Thursday series of song recitals has resumed for a second season at  St Columba's Church,Ennis. The series initiated by soprano Helen Houlihan last Summer gathers a mix of heavy hitters of the opera world with rising stars in the treasure that in the quirky neo Gothic Anglican church on Bindon Street. Here is the line up.
And a report from the archive on the launch last year. It is great to see this initiative continue. A high standard of music making is guaranteed.

Recommended. Do lend them your support

June 12th Ruth Kelly Michael Hennessy
June 26th Helen Houlihan Irina Ira Dernova
July 10th Owen Gilhooly Irina Dernova
July 24th Sean Boylan Colette Davis
Aug 7th Cara O Sullivan Michael Joyce
21st Aug Edel O Brien Michael Henness

My review of Owen Gilhooly's recital at this venue last year is here Owen Gilhooly's  Opera project, Mid West Opera presents on eof the one act operas at Opera at Castalia in Kilkenny this weekend. 

Opera at Castalia 
This sounds like fun. Three one act operas based on texts by JM Synge will be performed in the open air amphitheatre in Ballytobin with the contingency plan of moving to a hall in case the weather is inclement, The cast features many emerging professional artists Worth  a punt if you are in the or around county  Kilkenny  on Saturday evening .

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