Sunday 26 March 2017

Festival of music is 50 years old

Helping to launch the 50th Waterford International Festival of Music were,,from left, Julie Hickey and Michelle Brannigan.
Helping to launch the 50th Waterford International Festival of Music were,,from left, Julie Hickey and Michelle Brannigan.

Conor Kane

SEVEN days of light opera, a Gospel showcase and a High School Musical competition are among the highlights of the 50th Waterford International Festival of Music taking place later this year.

The festival yesterday launched its new-look informative website at the recently restored Theatre Royal in Waterford city and announced highlights for this year's event which runs from November 2 to 12.

Fringe events also make a return to this year's festival with a number of events taking place over the 11 days, including lunchtime recitals, a series of masterclasses and workshops.

Commenting at the festival website launch, chairwoman Anne Marie Caulfield said the new site is "deliberately theatrical, acknowledging the wonderful legacy of this festival".

The full programme of events will be announced in September and more details are available on www.waterfordintlmusicfestival.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Irish Independent

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