Combining choir and artist, this evenings performance showcases the fantastic family choir Classic Harmony, conducted by Frank Kelly, as they wow audiences with their splendid arrangements of popular and classical songs. Special guest artist Aonghus McAnally, one of Ireland’s best known television and radio presenters, will give a superb intimate night full of music and song. A night not to be missed!
Classic Harmony (formerly the Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble) comes from Ashford in Co. Wicklow. This Vocal Ensemble are all members of one family and have sung together since the young people were very small and now produce a unique blended sound born of our familial relationship. Four out of five members of the group are vision-impaired. Including father, Frank who is a musical director of five choirs in Wicklow and a choir for blind and vision-impaired people in Dublin. The group sings in close harmony, a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment on Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Harp and Tin Whistle.
Classic Harmony are an award-winning ensemble having won many competitions including the Family Ensemble category at the Feis Ceoil in Dublin three years in a row and second prize at the Derry International Choral Festival in 2016 and 2017. They have appeared on television on RTE, TV3 and TG4 and on national and local radio. They have performed in concerts at local venues, at the National Concert Hall and at venues around the country including, most recently, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh and St. Columba’s Long Tower in Derry.
The Ensemble covers music from a wide range of genres from Classical to Traditional/Celtic and Popular/Jazz styles; and Christmas music from ancient to modern. Follow Classic Harmony on Facebook and Twitter to keep track of their performances, recordings etc.
Aonghus McAnally, one of Ireland’s best known television and radio presenters, has been a professional musician and singer since his late teens. A son of Bafta award winning actor Ray McAnally and actress Ronnie Masterson, it was no surprise that he chose a life in show business. From Wanderly Wagon, Anything Goes and the Lyrics Board on television, to Late Date, The Mooney Show and Liveline on radio, he has been involved in almost every show on RTE over the years. He played Tarlach in the TG4 drama “Fir Bolg”, and was special guest in this year’s New Year’s Mrs Brown’s Boys show on BBC. Following on from his sold out “Celebrating Christie Hennessy” show over the last 2 years, has just finished a nationwide concert tour of his new musical show “An Evening with Aonghus McAnally”.
St Ann’s Parish Church
The church in the heart of the city with the city at its heart
St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street (beside The Mansion House) maintains a very busy city centre ministry dating back to 1707. The clergy are responsible for the pastoral care of two hospitals, the chaplaincy to the Royal College of Surgeons and Dublin Port –– including the Mission to Seafarers Centre in the dock area (open every evening of the year) –– and a considerable parochial ministry.
The church, a much loved place of worship, is also the venue for civic events, lunchtime recitals and evening concerts, as well as being a popular destination for tourists, with upwards of 40,000 visitors annually.