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Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress invite you to celebrate International Women's Day in City Hall

Cork’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress invite you to join them on International Women’s Day, Monday 8th March, in City Hall, Cork from 12noon – 3 pm for a lunchtime event in aid of Cork’s Sexual Violence Centre and the Women of Concern (Haiti). 

There will be performances by the Irish Sopranos (see below) and violinist, Carol Daly, from 1pm-2pm in addition to local school choirs and lots more.  Finger food and refreshments are included in the ticket price of €20.00.  Tickets are on sale in Brown Thomas (Fri & Sat only) and Pro Musica , Cork and on the door on the day. 

Please support this very worthy and enjoyable event.

 Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress, Cllr. Dara and Tanya Murphy


 Heading up the programme of entertainment at Monday’s lunchtime concert are The Irish Sopranos.  

The Irish Sopranos


Described as “Working mums with a passion.......a passion for singing and bringing entertainment to their audiences” the Irish Sopranos - Wendy from Cork, Kay from Tralee and Deirdre from Wexford - are a glamorous trio with stunning voices, who sing songs with a beautiful colour of trio harmonies that would bring a tear to your eye, "The blend of these three soaring voices would melt even the hardest of hearts" – NY Times. These lovely ladies have been touring for the last eight years but all three have managed to combine married life and motherhood with their singing careers.

They have performed in such prestegious halls as Carnegie Hall, New York City, with NY City Orchestra, Severence Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Waldorf Astoria and the National concert Hall Dublin, with the RTE Concert Orchestra - to name but a few.  At the Waldorf they were the special guest artists to honour the Munster Rugby team and Irish actor,Gabriel Byrne. They too graced the pitch of Thomond Park  to sing 'Stand up and fight' for the final Munster Rugby game prior to its fantastic renovation.   

The Irish Sopranos are in constant demand in the United States where they tour mainly east coast and the mid-west annually. Between them the girls have a wealth of experience from lead singer with Riverdance to soloists on the international operatic and concert platforms.  On 11th March they embark on a tour of California and Arizona and have many cruises lined up over the next two years. Before they take off to the USA the girls have been invited by the Lady Mayoress to do a lunchtime Fundraising Concert in aid of Women Of Concern and the Cork Sexual Violence Centre, for International Womens Day on 8th March and are delighted to be part of this.

Monday's programme also includes: 

  • Two Cork city choirs
  • Women of Concern Photographic Exhibition
  • String Quartet
  • Make-up stands
  • Jewellery exhibition
  • Fingerfood
  • Great fun!

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