A Summer’s Evening on the Quad – Fri. 11th June 2010

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Now in its fifth year, this popular concert will take place in the magical setting of the Main Quadrangle, UCC, with all monies raised in aid of two Cork-based charities, Brú Columbanus, Cork and Special Olympics (Munster).

Anne Maria O'Connor of Bru Columbanus, Michael Holland of the Special Olympics pictured in UCC with Munster and Ireland rugby star Paul O'Connell at the launch of 'A Summers Evening on the Quad 2010.

Organised by UCC General Services’ Security and Community Policing, Barrack Street, with main sponsorship generously provided by BAM Building and media sponsorship by the Irish Examiner, it is hoped that this year’s concert will surpass the success of last year’s which raised almost €52,000 for charity and attracted an audience of over 1,200 people.

The spectacular surroundings of UCC’s Main Quad provide the perfect setting for this very special, outdoor, all-seated concert, which boasts an exciting line-up of performers featuring Meteor award-winner Brian Kennedy, mezzo soprano Fiona Murphy, with musical director David Munro and backed by The Band of An Garda Síochana.  The evening will be compèred by Martina Carroll, RTE, and hosted by Pascal Scott (Killinaskully).

Brian Kennedy is the ultimate live performer, from the moment he bursts onto the stage, grabs his guitar and belts out his first note with total commitment!  Performing with contagious energy, this successful singer, songwriter and guitarist combines a beautiful voice with quick wit and easy humour to engage with his audience and guarantee a memorable and entertaining evening.

Fiona Murphy

Dublin-born mezzo soprano, Fiona Murphy has performed with Opera Ireland, Opera Theatre Company, Wexford Festival Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the English National Opera amongst others. A finalist in the prestigious Hans Gabor International Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna and Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition, as well as winner of the National Council Metropolitan Opera Mid Atlantic Region Competition in 2004, Fiona performed so beautifully at last year’s A Summer’s Evening on the Quad concert, she is back again this year by popular demand!

Having started his musical life as a concert pianist, Glasgow-born David Munro has also achieved great success as a musical director, conductor, composer and arranger in most aspects of music making.  David has written numerous works for stage and orchestra which have been produced and broadcast throughout the world, as well as working with popular Irish artists including Sinéad O’Connor, Phil Coulter, Moya Brennan, Brian Kennedy, The Dubliners and The Celtic Divas.

To enjoy this open-air concert at 8.00pm on Friday 11 June 2010, tickets, priced €40, are available from the Brú Columbanus 021-4345754 or 087 2787074 For further or visit www.asummerseveningonthequad.com

A Summer’s Evening on the Quad Annual Charity Concert at UCC  -  Friday 11th June 2010

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