Cornerstone Creative Arts in conjunction with Purple House Cancer Support, Bray are delighted to present a concert of music and song with special guests Lassiter Tour Choir from Georgia, US. The concert will take place on Saturday 23rd February at 8pm in Cornerstone Church at the Well (opposite the Royal Hotel). It will also feature Bray Comhaltas with the Double Barrels Trad group alongside Tenor Wayne Woodman. The evening promises to a creative mix of music and song.
The 48 member Lassiter Tour Choir from Marietta, Georgia is composed of singers in grades 10-12 who are members of various choirs which make up the greater Lassiter Chorus. This year’s Tour Choir is also joined by four alumni. The entire choral program numbers 260 student musicians who each take at least one choir class each day. The conductor of the Lassiter Tour Choir is Dr. Brian Williams, currently in his 39th year of conducting choirs.
Comhaltas Bray is part of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, who are the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. We’re a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, and as you can read in our history we’ve been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951 to be precise). Our efforts continue with increasing zeal as the movement launches itself into the 21st century.
Wayne Woodman – is a tenor who was born in Cape Town, South Africa but spent his childhood in Swakopmund, Namibia. There he got his first taste for music; he received violin tuition and sang in the local church. In his teen years he enrolled in South African College School, Cape Town, where he first began to realize his vocal potential. His vocal training gave him the confidence to perform competitively, and so in 1999 and 2001 he claimed the Gold Diploma at the Cape Town Eisteddfod, as well as winning the Christopher Brown Award from 1998-2000.
Wayne has also done platform recitals in Ireland for the Dublin Fringe Festival, in South Africa for the Cape Town Baptist Association and Plumstead Methodist Church, in Namibia at the Walvis Bay Benefit, and in Denmark with the Etatsorkestret (whose protector is the Prince Henrik of Denmark).
The concert promises to be a great evening out for all with donations accepted on the door towards Purple House Cancer Support based in Bray. They provide cancer support services and facilities free of charge to people of all ages affected by cancer in Ireland. Purple House has been in existence for over 28 years. From humble beginnings around a kitchen table in Bray in 1990, Purple House has grown from strength to strength. We now help people of all ages throughout Ireland. We provide practical help, emotional support, counselling, bereavement counselling, support groups, classes, workshops for children and complimentary therapies.
They rely on fundraising & donations to fund their services on a daily basis and we thank all of our supporters for helping us to help so many people in Ireland. We work in partnership with the HSE, the medical profession, the Irish Cancer Society and other relevant agencies.
For More information about this great concert please contact Marty Clare at 0894235171