Eric Sweeney - A Celebration

28 October 2023 15:30

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

Eric Sweeney - A Celebration

Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford, Saturday 28th October at 3.30pm. Free admission, retiring collection in aid of St Vincent De Paul.

Featuring Finghin Collins, David Adams, Ronan Guilfoyle, Greg Felton, Michael O'Toole, Elspeth Hayes, Eoin Power, Catherine Sweeney, Úna Connery, David Forde, Simon Harden, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, The Waterford Chamber Choir.

Presented by Evonne Ferguson - Director of the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.


Eric SweeneyThe Bright Seraphim (1992)

David Adams (Organ)                    

Gráinne MulveyEternity is Now (2008)

Elspeth Hayes (Mezzo)

Eric SweeneyThree Irish Folk Tunes (2003) - allegro-largo-allegro -

Micheal O’Toole (Guitar)                        

Ronan Guilfoyle - Improvisation on “Duo” by Eric Sweeney (1991)

Ronan Guilfoyle (Bass), Greg Felton (Piano)    

Eric SweeneyLament for Deirdre (1989) - text by Ulick O’Connor

                        Memorials (1993) - text by John Ennis

Waterford Chamber Choir, David Forde (Conductor)                              


Eric Sweeney Songs of Love and Death (2019 - première)                     

I. Wilt thou be gone (from “Romeo and Juliet” – Shakespeare)
II.The Yew Tree / The Rock (anon.)
III. A Shepherd and his Nymph (Elizabethan pastoral – Nicholas Breton)
IV. After Death  (Christina Rossetti)
V. Liebestod  (from “Othello” – Shakespeare)

Elspeth Hayes (Mezzo), Eoin Power (Baritone), Catherine Sweeney (Flute), Úna Connery (Piano).                 

Eric SweeneyThe Secret Rose (2003)

David Adams (Organ)            

Eric SweeneyEvening at Hook Lighthouse (2015)

Finghin Collins (Piano)                    

Eric Sweeney - Kyrie from the Mass of St Patrick (2006)    

                        Christ is the World’s Redeemer (1999)

Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Waterford Chamber Choir, David Forde (Conductor), Simon Harden (Organ)

Eric SweeneyPostlude from the Mass of St Patrick (2006)                      

Simon Harden (Organ)

Free Admission

Retiring collection in aid of Waterford St Vincent de Paul


Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

Cathedral Square, Waterford, X91 TC66

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