The Life and Songs of John McCormack, 5th October 2015, NCH Dublin

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Sunday October 4th 2015 at 8.00pm
National Concert Hall, Dublin

The Kildare tenor Philip Scott is delighted to bring his performance “The Life and Songs of John McCormack” back to The National Concert Hall in October 2015. After his sell out performance in The John Field Room in January of this year, it was clear that the public’s love for John McCormack’s music was alive and well. For this concert Philip welcomes one of Irelands greatest sopranos Regina Nathan as his very special guest and also Dublin-based composer, conductor and accompanist Andrew Synnott on piano.

Philip brings a programme of John McCormack songs such as I Hear You Calling Me, Macushla, The Kerry Dance and many more back to his spiritual home. The programme will also be sprinkled with Italian Arias and of course not forgetting the majestic Panis Angelicus.

One of the highlights of the night will be Regina Nathan’s rendition of Danny Boy, a moment of great stillness and beauty. Andrew Synnott’s ability as an accompanist is astonishing, as he weaves his way through the pieces with sensitivity and understanding.

The evening unfolds as Philip tells the story of John’s life from humble beginnings in Athlone, to becoming one of the most famous tenors in the world. Along with his unquestionable singing ability John’s chatty and affable nature can’t be underestimated in making him as popular as he became. So to honour and respect The great Count John McCormack, Philip, Regina and Andrew bring you a night of intimate singing, great music and good humour.

Welcome home John.

Philip Scott Tenor
Andrew Synnott Piano

Guest Artist Regina Nathan Soprano

Tickets from €20
Box Office 01 417 0000
http://www.nch.ie