Irish Doctors Choir Autumn Concert

The Irish Doctors Choir, with their Musical Director Brian MacKay, and the Mercy Hospital Foundation is very excited to welcome you for a Sunday afternoon performance in the beautiful and historic Aula Maxima at UCC, November 24th, 2019 at 3.30pm. The Aula Maxima (Great Hall) is the Cork venue for many formal events – honorary conferrings, concerts, recitals and banquets – described in 1849 by The Cork Examiner as ‘one of the most magnificent rooms in Ireland’.

Tickets are available online until 6pm November 23rd. Some tickets may still be available at the door on the day.

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Irish Doctors Choir are a group of doctors and medical students from across Ireland and other EU countries who come together to share their love of singing. The central aim of Irish Doctors Choir is to keep doctors connected to good music-making despite their demanding careers. The Choir come together twice each year to perform challenging and uplifting works from the classical choral repertoire. They are a not-for-profit organisation whose concerts are given in aid of medical charities, finding exciting performance venues across the island.


What to expect on the day:

The programme on the night, featuring Russian songs and dances as well as a delightful choral suite from West Side Story should be such a treat. This includes:

Rachmaninov – Three Russian Songs (op. 41)
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances from ?Prince Igor? (edited by Rutter)
Bernstein – Choral Suite from West Side Story (arranged by McHuff)

With Performances from:

Brian MacKay – Conductor
Frances Kelleher – Piano
Gareth Lewis – Piano

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How your support will help:

All funds raised on the night will go towards the building of a new family room in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Our ICU is where our most critically ill patients are treated by the incredible Hospital staff. This family room will provide a space for families and loved ones to go to relax and take some time out from what can be an incredibly worrying and difficult situation.??