Ancór set to light up St Mary’s for Christmas

Gloria: Ancor will perform in St Mary's Cathedral on Wednesday, December 16. Tickets are on sale now. Call 061-229956 for more information
HUGELY popular Limerick choir Ancór will mark its tenth anniversary with a concert in St Mary’s Cathedral this December.

HUGELY popular Limerick choir Ancór will mark its tenth anniversary with a concert in St Mary’s Cathedral this December.

The concert, taking place in the atmospheric surrounds of the Cathedral on Wednesday, December 16, will also double as the launch of Ancór’s recently recorded album Sing Joyfully.

The programme for the concert will feature scintillating music of the Venetian master of Baroque music, Antonio Vivaldi, with a performance of his Gloria.

There will also be well-loved carols for choir and orchestra with special guest vocalists, including Emma English, Sinead Fitzpatrick and Sarah-Ellen Murphy as well as the Ancór orchestra led by Anna Jane Ryan.

Founded in 2005 by conductor Cecilia Madden, this has been a red letter year for the choir, which won five prizes at the Limerick Choral Festival as well as collaborating with other groups.

Tickets for the concert are online from www.litmt.ie or directly from St Mary’s Cathedral. The album will be for sale on the night or from the Hunt Museum.