Category - Music
Date - Friday, December 13, 2019 8:00 pm


DATE: Friday, December 13th, 2019

TIME: 8.00pm

TICKETS: €20/18

Deck the Hall with Festive Harmony!!!

After six SELL OUT concerts in December 2016, 2017 and 2018, Festive Harmony is back in the Town Hall Theatre Westport on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December.  Internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Anne Marie Gibbons will be joined on the night by Baritone Ronan Egan, Tenor Hugh Francis, Pianist Richard Lewis, The Cresham Academy of Dancing and special guests, to present a varied programme including popular classical and musical theatre favourites, dance, carols and Christmas cheer.

Mayo-born and based Anne Marie Gibbons appears regularly with both the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.  She is a former English National Opera Company Principal and her many international credits include performances in Paris, Madrid,  Adelaide, New York, Lausanne and Covent Garden, London.
Tenor Hugh Francis
Australian born tenor Hugh Francis appears regularly with the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London, along with performing elsewhere internationally including Adelaide, Amsterdam, Dublin, Geneva, Helsinki, New York, Los Angeles, Palermo and Paris.
Baritone Ronan Egan has come to prominence in the West of Ireland in recent years taking the lead male roles in a number of musical theatre productions including Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific and White Christmas.   Recent concert performances include appearances in the National Concert Hall Dublin.
The Cresham Academy of Irish Dancing has a strong presence around Louisburgh, Westport and Castlebar catering for children and adults at all levels.  Bernadine and Louise Cresham, Directors, are vastly experienced and their names are synonomous with success in the world of Irish Dancing.
Both the Quay N.S. and Knockrooskey N.S. Choirs, exceptionally talented children, are very excited about making their debut in the Town Hall Theatre Westport!!!!
Pianist for the concerts will be the very versatile Scotland based Richard Lewis.   Richard is a lecturer in conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has worked extensively in the symphonic repertoire, conducting, amongst others, the Queensland Orchestra and most recently The Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra.  Amongst numerous repertoire operas he has also conducted Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Fledermaus with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, La Clemenza di Tito with English Touring Opera, Rusalka with Theatre La Monnaie, Brussels and the Australian premiere of Haydn’s L’isola disabitata with the Queensland Orchestra. 




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