bvof and mobile music machine covid care concert

Picture: Keith Wiseman

 

Following the success of almost two hundred Covid Care Concerts across six counties nationwide, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival and Mobile Music Machine were delighted to bring their concerts to residential care homes across Limerick city and county for the week leading up to Christmas. The series of concerts in Limerick is made possible through generous philanthropic support from the Lakeside Fund.

 

The Covid Care Concerts have become a vital resource for residents and staff, bringing classical music into the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Blackwater Valley Opera Festival partners with the renowned classical music ensemble Mobile Music Machine to deliver these one-hour concerts at a safe and appropriate social distance in the grounds and gardens of care homes.

Picture: Keith Wiseman

Care home residents across Limerick are in for a special treat as the concerts will feature performances by a quartet of internationally acclaimed artists including tenor Anthony Kearns, soprano Sandra Oman, violinist Lynda O’Connor and cellist Gerald Peregrine.

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Director Eamonn Carroll says “we have been overwhelmed by the reaction to the Covid Concerts since they began earlier in the summer and we are so grateful to Gerald Peregrine and Mobile Music Machine for delivering them in such a professional and empathetic way.  We have brought joy and hope and built long lasting relationships with the residents and staff of the care homes and it has been an incredible honour for us to be involved in such a project”.

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is a celebration of opera and classical music set in beautiful west Waterford. Tucked away in the breath-taking Blackwater Valley, we stage opera in Lismore Castle and a programme of recitals and concerts in some of the great houses of the region. Details on the 2021 Festival programme will be announced early in 2021 on www.blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com

 For further information on Covid Care Concerts, please contact Eamonn Carroll on 087 2865207 or email eamonn@blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com

 

COVID CARE CONCERTS LIMERICK SCHEDULE:

PERFORMERS: Anthony Kearns, Tenor, Sandra Oman, Soprano, Lynda O’Connor, Violin, Gerald Peregrine, Cello

Day 1:  Tuesday, 15th December

CORBALLY HOUSE NURSING HOME – 2.15pm & THE PARK NURSING HOME – 3.30pm

Day 2: Wednesday, 16th December

ATHLUNKARD NURSING HOME – 12.00 noon & MARIA GORETTI NURSING HOME – 2.30pm

DAY 3: THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER

ST GOBNAIT’S HURSING HOME – 12.00 noon & THORPE’S NURSING HOME – 2.30pm

Day 4: Friday, 18th December

ST CATHERINE’S NURSING HOME – 12.00 noon & ADARE DISTRICT NURSING HOME, Croagh – 2.30pm

Day 5:  Saturday, 19th December

ST ANTHONY’S NURSING HOME, Pallasgreen – 12.00 noon & ST MICHAEL’S NURSING HOME, Caherconlish – 2.30pm

 

Sandra Oman sings at Covid Care Concerts

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival and Mobile Music Machine bring Covid Care Concerts to care homes across Limerick with the support of the Lakeside Fund
Anthony Kearns, Tenor
Sandra Oman, Soprano
Lynda O’Connor, Violin
Gerald Peregrine, Cello. perform a selection of Festive Musical Treats at Athlunchard Nusring Home, Westbury. Picture: Keith Wiseman

 

Festival Partners

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, centered in Lismore, Co. Waterford, is held in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of Lismore Castle and Historic Houses on the shores of the scenic Blackwater River.

Lismore Music Festival Clg
t/a Blackwater Valley Opera Festival,
8 Main Street,
Lismore,
Waterford

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CHY Num : 22220

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