Wednesday, 17th January 2018
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The Return

We are getting closer and closer to one of the city’s most beautiful Christmas concerts, Christmas in Benildus 2. A mix of music for all, from I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas to The Prayer, from Messiah Arias to Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, this wonderful eclectic mix of Christmas classics will be interspersed with poignant readings delivered by local actor and musician, Gerry Kane. On Wednesday the 20th December at 7.30pm, this wonderful church will be brought to life by the beautiful and stunning voices of some of Ireland’s finest sopranos Niamh Murray, Valerie Leahy and Vanessa Whelan, joined by well known tenor Dominic McGorian.

The tradition of choral singing is embraced, with the adult Parish Choir under Joe O'Beirne, the Edmund Rice Choral Society under Catherine Power and the wonderful all male a capella ensemble SOSPIRO from Kilkenny.

All this is further enhanced by award winning international musicians Jacob Shaw Cello, David Lau

Magnussen Piano/Organ and Anna Eoholm Violin, these represent three of the finest young musicians in Europe, and continue to build and develop their relationship with Benildus and the City of Waterford. Music performed by the Trio will accompany all, from the choirs to soloists, underscoring the readings, and offering some solo sections that will add the icing to this already rich cake.

Tickets are on sale in the Parish Office, call Phyllis on 087 9293553, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations.

This was sold out last year, we advise to purchase early, and be a part of this most wonderful time of the year, Christmas in Benildus 2.


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