I’m off to Cork tomorrow to soak up the delights of the 55th Cork International Choral Festival. I’m planning to meet some of the organisers to find out more about the history of the festival & chat about getting the event out into the great wide interweb next year with blogging & all sorts of madness. If you’re about Cork over the next few days & are free for a coffee, drop me a tweet or an email or if you have my number that works too!
Song for the day is Did Ye Get Healed by Van Morrison, have a listen & get yer fingers clickin’: http://blip.fm/~5c2cu
“4,600 voices, 85 performances, from 22 countries for 5 days in Cork.”
That’s the 55th Cork International Choral Festival which kicks of this coming Wednesday and runs until Sunday May 3rd. There’s a lovely variety of performances on offer from chamber groups to children’s choirs and numerous competitive events in between including the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy Competition which takes places on Saturday.
Some performances that grabbed my attention on browsing over the brochure that may tickle your choral fancy:
Opening Gala Concert with Cork Symphony Orchestra: A Sea Symphony
Shandon Sunrise with Cathal O’Baoill & Gothenburg Youth Choir
The National Chamber Choir of Ireland: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
Fleischmann International Trophy Competition
Closing Gala Concert
Most if not all ticketed events are on sale via the online booking system, over the phone on + 353 (21) 4501673 or in person at the Everyman Palace Theatre box office. Family rates, group rates and season rates are also available. Check out the website at www.corkchoral.ie.
Across from City Hall on Lapp’s Quay there will be a Festival Food Fair on the boardwalk from 10am to 4pm on Saturday while The Clarion Hotel will be satisfying your afternoon & late night choral needs with performances in the Atrium on Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 2.30pm – 6pm and again from 10pm – 2am.
So I have a little prediciment that I need help with, specifically from someone lovely living in Cork city who will be around about for a while on the following times on the May bank holiday weekend to hang on to a set of keys for me:
Evening of Friday May 1st
Late morning/early lunchtime of Saturday May 2nd
Why? I plan to go to Cork for the Internation Choral Festival & had hoped to stay with my sister who lives opposite the School of Music. As luck would have it, she has to travel to Clare to play at a church wedding that’s happening Saturday morning. All her mates are out of town studying like mad for exams that weekend so we’re stuck for a way to get her apartment keys from her to myself.
I sadly don’t have any connections left in Cork myself so I’m wondering if there’s some lovely person/people out there who could save my bacon and hang on to keys for me on Friday evening and I’ll collect them on Saturday morning/lunchtime?
If you think you can be my little saviour, drop a comment here or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Update: I’m not a total wagon, there will be gifts & thanks abound !