'Mary Gordon' Saturday 5th November, 8.00pm

National Concert Hall

Room: Main Auditorium 

Prices: €20, €18

Concessions: €17, €15

5% discount for groups of 4 or more

10% discount for groups of 6 or more

20% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall 

Massed choirs from Wicklow including Bray Choral Society, Wicklow Choral Society, West Wicklow Voices, Get Vocal, Choir of  Holy Rosary School, Wicklow Town 

Sarah Power soprano

Gerard Schneider tenor

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 

Fergus Sheil conductor

Sean McGinley narrator

'Mary Gordon’

Music by Brian Irvine and Neil Martin 

Text by Marina Carr 

A gothic folk story inspires this new oratorio with text by Marina Carr and music by Brian Irvine and Neil Martin. Tragic heroine Mary Gordon is passionately in love with Joshua Burns around the time of the 1916 events in Ireland. While he is away fighting and in prison, her life unravels and she has nowhere to turn. A story that might have been long forgotten rears its head many years later when a cemetery has to be moved as the Blessington Lakes are flooded.

This new oratorio brings together choirs from throughout County Wicklow with solo singers and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under conductor Fergus Sheil. Commissioned by Wicklow County Arts Office, Wicklow County Council as a contribution to Wicklow County Council’s Ireland 2016 Programme.

Presented by the Wicklow County Council

Funded by Wicklow County Council, Department of Environment, Planning, Community and Local Government

Supported By Music Generation Wicklow, Age and Opportunity.

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