2017 Programme / Songs for an Autumn Evening


Songs for an Autumn Evening

Deborah Cunningham, Paul Martin, Evan McGarrigle and The Bluestack Chorale

Date: September 30
Venue:  St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Donegal Town
Time: 8pm / Cost: €10

A mutual love of opera brought Deborah Cunningham and Paul Martin together with Evan McGarrigle a number of years ago to stage what has now become known as the Mountcharles Opera Festival. This event has been held annually since 2008 and has seen them deliver some of the most beautiful opera scenes in the popular repertoire, from works as diverse as Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and this year’s offering of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Deborah and Paul are soloists with North West Opera and Donegal Voices, whilst Evan is in much demand both as a solo pianist and accompanist.

In 2011, they formed The Bluestack Chorale, very quickly establishing themselves as a reputable ensemble with a diverse repertoire. Deborah, Paul and Evan put together an original collection of pieces each year for The Bluestack Chorale and follow this with opera arias and duets, so it really is a show with something for everyone! Under the direction of Paul Martin, they will bring a selection of choral favourites, from classical to cabaret and everything in between, to their Donegal Town audience.

Booking Details

For all Festival events, tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the evening of the performance. To avoid disappointment, however, please plan arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the advertised showtime.

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