The Priests, Irish tenor and folk singer George Hutton, local concert pianist Ruth McGinley and jazz aficionados Scott Flanigan and Cathal Roche will be among the glittering line-up of talent performing at the official launch of St Columb’s School of Music in St Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry on Saturday 8th February.
The School, at 1 St Columb’s Court, close to the historic St Columb’s Cathedral, was started by Nicholas Morton and Louis Fields in September of this year. Two separate events are planned to mark the opening. The famous jazz duo of Scott Flanigan and Cathal Roche, will kick things off with a lunchtime concert at 1 o’clock, during which they will be joined by the excellent Foyle College Jazz Band. And that evening, at 7.30pm, The Priests, Ruth McGinley and George Hutton will be joined at a gala concert by the Thornhill College Chamber Choir, winners of BBC Northern Ireland School Choir of the Year 2019. Both concerts will be compered by RTE television and radio personality, Bryan Dobson.
In between the two musical events, it will be possible to have a tour of the new School of Music, between 3 and 5 o’clock, when new students can be registered.
All-day tickets, priced at £20, will grant entry into both concerts and to the School of Music itself. These can be obtained in person from the School of Music, or, alternatively, bought online by clicking on the following link: www.stcolumbsschoolofmusic.com/tickets.