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Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

Celebrating 800th anniversary of service at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church – Organ Recital

Mon 1st June   Start Time 4.30 sharp

In observing Government Restrictions & Public Health Advice regarding the Covid19 Pandemic and to safeguard both our customers and staff this event  scheduled for June 1st.
WILL NOT now take place.
Everybody please stay safe and stay well.

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, centred in Lismore, Co. Waterford, is held in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of Lismore Castle and Historic Houses on the shores of the scenic Blackwater River.   Yew Wood Venues is thrilled to announce that the unique and historic St. Mary’s Collegiate Church has been chosen as the very first Co. Cork venue for a musical recital by The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.

This inaugural recital is being performed by Simon Harden, Organist.    Simon, born in Dublin, has lived and performed across Europe to critical acclaim since his musical beginnings at Trinity College Dublin.  In addition to a lively performance schedule that takes his across Europe and Japan, Harden is currently a lecturer in Organ at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin.  Before his return home to Dublin, Simon worked as Organist and ‘Kantor’ in the Anglican church in Frankfurt and the Christuskirche in Bad Vilbel.  He has also served as Deputy Organist in Christ Church and St Patrick’s Cathedrals in Dublin and played with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.  He is a regular contributor to the international publication ‘Choir and Organ’.

He will be accompanied by Irish soprano Colette Boushell and tenor Andrew Boushell.

This recital, forming part the 800th anniversary celebrations of  St. Mary’s Collegiate Church is very special indeed and bookings for the event are swift.
Tickets: Un-allocated seating €10 excl. €3.50 sales commission per order  Book Here  

The recital at St Mary’s Collegiate Church is supported by Cork County Council.

Contact Information

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

Emmet Place, Youghal, Co. Cork.

Opening Hours
April - October
Monday -Saturday 9.30 - 17.00
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00
November - March
Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 16.30
Sunday 11.30 - 16.30

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