Music at the Museum has a treat in store for choral music lovers as they host the award winning Waterford Male Voice Choir (WMVC) with special guest, guitarist Joey Whelan on this coming Sunday 10th April for the lunchtime concert at 12.30pm in the Garden Room of the award winning Medieval Museum.
Tea and coffee will be available for purchase at this Sunday lunchtime concert with proceeds going to Focus Ireland.
Waterford Male Voice Choir was founded in 2001 and since its inception has created quite a stir in music circles in the South East. From an initial group of just ten members, the choir has grown from strength to strength and now boasts a membership of sixty under the musical direction of Cian O’Carroll and accompanist Cecilia Keogh.
The choir has performed in many local concerts including the annual Male Voice Choirs of Waterford Concert, performed with the Garda Band and various visiting international groups and has travelled abroad to perform in festivals in England & Wales. A trip to Rome in 2014 saw them perform at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. WMVC have participated in and received support from the Waterford City Council & Waterford County Council’s Arts & Cultural events; the re-dedication of the Luke Wadding Memorial & the Tall Ships festival. The choir has also had many successes in choral competitions. They continue to raise thousands of euros every year for local charities.
Performing also on the day will be Waterford guitarist Joey Whelan who released an album of solo classical guitar music entitled ‘The Spanish Guitar’ in 2015. In the past Joey pursued a variety of musical styles from rock ‘n’ roll to bluegrass. Some years ago, upon discovering the music of Julian Bream, he was captivated by the sound and repertoire of the classical guitar. This inspired him to undertake formal studies in classical guitar specialising in 19th and 20th century Spanish music, culminating in his latest recording which has received much acclaim both critically and with music lovers generally. Indeed Joey is endeavouring to reach audiences previously unfamiliar with this genre of music.
With concert ticket price linked to a visit to either the Medieval Museum or the Bishop’s Palace for just €2 and 10% discount on lunch at the Munster Bar, Café Royal or Geoff’s Café Bar, this is a great way to spend Sunday afternoon. Music, History and Food – that’s Sunday Sorted! For updates on this and upcoming events visit www.facebook.com/MusicAtTheMuseum.
Tickets on the door from noon. Concerts kindly supported by Waterford City and County Council.
Sunday 10th April at 12:30 pm, Tickets €7 / €5 concession / Family €14 (2 adults & 2 children).