March 5, 2012
-- The evening outdoor Gala Concerts tell the story of emigration and the Titanic’s connection with Ireland through music, narration, dance and song. This wonderful interpretation of remembrance and hope will stir the emotions and offer a truly poignant reminder of Ireland’s positive connection with the rest of the world.
Hosted on the historical site where the last passengers boarded the Titanic, this will be a spectacle that will long stay in your memory.
Acclaimed composer and author, Brendan Graham will write a connecting narrative of the songs performed, which will tell the story of the Titanic and its particular association with Cobh.
Conductor David Brophy takes to the podium to conduct the Orchestra of Ireland accompanied by singers, Cara O’Sullivan, Eddi Reader, Paul Byrom and Riverdance’s former lead singer Caitriona Fallon along with internationally renowned Flamenco dancer and Yolanda Gonzalez Sobrado.
The impressive line-up together with the specifically commissioned pieces for the concerts is suitable for all ages and is a rare experience not to be missed.
The concerts will take place in Cobh , County Cork on the Promenade by the waterfront. There will be an exclusive ticketed seated area for premium viewing for which tickets will be on sale from Friday 2nd March. Free viewing standing areas in the street adjacent to the promenade are also available. The concert will run nightly from 7pm -9pm beginning on the 11th of April, the day the Titanic sailed from Cobh and finishing on the 14th of April, the night when Titanic struck the iceberg.
Tickets are limited and available online from Friday 3rd of March at www.tickets.ie. and from Saturday the 4th of March at The Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 office, Westbourne Place, Cobh. Tickets will also be available on Monday March 6th at the Irish Examiner Office on Lapps Quay Cork. Tickets are priced at €20.00 each excluding on-line booking fee. Restricted viewing standing areas on the street adjacent to the concert area are also available at no charge. For further information please visit www.titanic100.ie