The First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster has asked St Macartin's Cathedral to put on a concert in the Cathedral this Christmas in aid of the Hospice on Sunday 11th December at 4.00pm.
Pictured above from left are: Heather Gott, Community Fundraising Fermanagh & Tyrone; Northern Ireland Hospice; Jonathan Ireland; The First Minister Arlene Foster; Heather Weir, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Hospice and The Very Revd Kenneth Hall, Dean of Clogher.
The Concert will have a number of excerpts/highlights from The Messiah, along with a few lighter' pieces of music. Mr Jonathan Ireland will be the Director of Concentio - a multi award-winning chamber choir that he founded 12 years ago whilst studying Music at Queen's University. Most of the original members (all Music graduates) are still in the choir, which has grown in numbers over the years, now having 25 young singers, all aged between 18 and 30 years. Jonathan grew up in the choir at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast and following graduation, was appointed as Director of Music at Stormont Church in Belfast, where he has been for the past 10 years or so. He also directs the choir of the Bar of Northern Ireland & Law Society of Northern Ireland, and sings with a number of groups - including Priory Singers and Voices of Ireland locally, and a number of other groups in Cambridge and France. It is a Christmas Concert not to be missed and at the same time supporting a very worthy cause!