Updated: 14/05/18 : 05:54:20
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Sligo Academy of Music Gala Concert

Sligo Academy of Music is joining forces with a delectable selection of local choirs to present a feast of music and song at the Hawk’s Well on Sunday the 20th of May. With all proceeds going to the current Academy fundraising drive, this celebration of local musicianship will no doubt deliver a performance to remember.

A wonderful line-up features the Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta, Junior Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra and Voice Squad who will be joined by Sligo Gospel Choir, Sligo Golf Club Choir, No Half Measures Barbershop Chorus and choirs from the Ursuline College, Sligo Grammar School, Mercy College Sligo and Grange Post Primary School.

The music programme will display the depth and variety of the performers. With favourites such as ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ made famous by Jimmy Cliff, the scintillating big sound of ‘Alexander's Ragtime Band’ by Irving Berlin, big brass anthem of ‘Peter Gunn Theme’ T.V. tune with explosive saxophone solo, global pop hit Thriller by Michael Jackson, and huge film tracks from The Pink Panther, Harry Potter and more! This epic line up will culminate in a roof-raising finale featuring all involved in the concert.

The School was founded in 2000 by its current Director of Music, Sligo-born musician Niamh Crowley, to create opportunities for instrumental tuition in the classical and jazz genres in the Northwest. A longstanding member of Camerata Ireland and the West Ocean String Quartet, Niamh’s music has brought her all over the world and seen her perform with the likes of Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli and José Carerras.

                        Niamh Crowley, founder of the Sligo Academy of Music

Since founding The Academy in her home town eighteen years ago it has become renowned for its expert tuition by more than twenty experienced and dedicated teachers. It provides individual and group lessons for all ages and levels. The vast majority of their students range in age between three and eighteen and attend on a part-time basis after school and at weekends. They cater also for a growing number of adults, many of whom are returning to further their music education or to fulfil an ambition to learn a new skill.

                                                      The Sligo Golf Club Choir

With all proceeds going to the current Sligo Academy of Music fundraising drive, this celebration of local musicianship will be an uplifting and memorable evening. Tickets to this show are €15/7.50 u18s (+ €1 renovation fee towards the Hawk’s Well Renovation Fund). Tickets can be booked online or at the theatre box office at 071-9161518.