The ESB Great Christmas Concert
Presented by Dublin Choral Foundation.
The ESB Great Christmas Concert features two choirs, the Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso, the Orlando Chamber Orchestra with conductor Dr Ite O’Donovan in a festive programme which features many Christmas favourites from O Holy Night to Jingle Bells.
Having wooed her audience with her extraordinary vocal prowess at Dr Veronica Dunne’s recent 90th Birthday Concert, internationally acclaimed Irish dramatic soprano Miriam Murphy returns as guest soloist.
Miriam will sing operatic arias by Gounod and Wagner and the audience will get another opportunity of hearing her sing not only Giordano’s La Mamma morta from Andrea Chenier but also the magnificent duet Vicino a te from the same opera for which she will be joined by Korean tenor YoungWoo Kim.
ESB Feis Ceoil prize-winners and extraordinarily talented young stars of the stage, violinist David Tobin (playing William Vincent Wallace: Fantaisie-Variations on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’) and JJ McNamara (playing the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s 1st piano concerto) will join the festivities.
For over two decades audiences have made The ESB Great Christmas Concert the start of their Christmas Season! Not only will the audience experience the joyful and uplifting sounds of the voices of children in Piccolo Lasso combined with their adult colleagues in The Lassus Scholars – all blended together with the Orlando Chamber Orchestra – but those present will also have the opportunity of uniting their voices with the choirs as they join in the audience carols and a singlong Hallelujah Chorus!
Published on 27 November 2017