Monday 20 November 2017

The Culture Charts

Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten

Aedin Gormley

The Bugle Babes

A Swingsational Christmas evening with this trio of pencil-skirted, vintage-coiffed ladies, who perform a magical blend of vintage nostalgia with modern tunes, wrapped up in exquisite 1940s harmonies. Promenade Café, Dún Laoghaire, December 13 and 14, 7pm; supper and performance: €39 & €35. See www.promenadecafe.ie

Handel's 'Messiah'

Presented by The Irish Baroque Orchestra and soloists directed by John Butt. Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin (December 6, 7.30pm); Triskel Christchurch, Cork (December 7, 7pm); St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway (December 8, 6.30pm). See www.irishbaroqueorchestra.com

Britten

Music Network presents Benjamin Britten as I Knew Him: A Musical Portrait by John Elwes with Finghin Collins and Brian O'Kane. An intimate programme of music and memories including excerpts from A Ceremony of Carols, December 1-8. Starting tomorrow in Anaverna House, Dundalk, at 3pm. See www.musicnetwork.ie

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