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Date announced for Lord Mayor's Christmas Concert 2009

Christmas Concert Launch

Pictured at the official launch were: Front Row (L to R): John Healy, Barry Woods, Lord Mayor Cllr. Dara Murphy, Deirdre Ó Tuama, Seamus Hennnessy.

Back Row (L to R): Pat Murphy and Paul Moynihan.

The Lord Mayor’s Annual Christmas Concert will take place this year on Saturday, 5th December @ 8pm in the Concert Hall, City Hall, Cork.

Now in its 49th year, details of the Annual Concert were announced on 6th October at a meeting of the Concert Committee in the Lord Mayor’s Chamber.

This year’s line up is headed by the internationally renowned soprano, Mary Hegarty, and will also feature performances from bass baritone, Joe Corbett, Musician /Songwriter, John Spillane and the Band of the First Southern Brigade among others. Sports commentator, Ger Canning ,will be MC for the evening.

Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy said “Now almost a half century in existence, the Annual Lord Mayor’s Christmas Concert is more important than ever as a means of raising much-needed support for Cork Charities. Such support is vital in these challenging times. I would urge all citizens to support this spectacular event and promise them an unforgettable evening’s entertainment in return for their generosity.”

Speaking on behalf of the organising committee, Barry Woods of Thomas Crosbie Holdings Ltd. (TCH) said the Lord Mayor’s Concert traditionally heralded the beginning of the festive season in Cork.

“The Concert is seen by many as kick starting the festive season and is generously supported by both the private and public sectors. Booking early is certainly advised,” said Mr. Woods.

 Tickets for the Lord Mayor’s Concert are priced at €35, €25 and €10, and are on sale at Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.

The Evening Echo is the key media sponsor for the event.

Christmas Concert 2009 photo 2


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