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THE RTÉ Con­cert Orches­tra will visit Wick­low town for the first time for a Christ­mas Con­cert in St Pa­trick’s Church.

The line-up will also in­clude lo­cal tal­ents An­thony Nor­ton, Lind­sey Ah­erne, Lorna Breen and Una Pe­dresch.

The orches­tra has been in ex­is­tence for over 60 years, per­form­ing with in­ter­na­tional stars such as Lu­ciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa and Rus­sell Wat­son and lead­ing Ir­ish artists rang­ing from Cara O’Sul­li­van and Vir­ginia Kerr to Al­tan and De­clan O’Rourke.

An­thony Nor­ton stud­ied singing, pi­ano, cello and con­duct­ing at Trin­ity col­lege of Mu­sic Lon­don be­fore em­bark­ing on a ca­reer as a singer. He has ap­peared with all the ma­jor com­pa­nies and ensem­bles.

Wick­low-based so­prano Lind­sey Ah­erne has over ten years ex­pe­ri­ence singing at wed­ding cer­e­monies, fu­ner­als, cor­po­rate func­tions and char­ity events while her op­er­atic per­for­mances in­clude the role of For­tuna in Monteverdi’s The Coro­na­tion of Pop­pea in Lon­don and other UK venues and Sam­son et Dalila with the Anna Livia Opera in the Gai­ety The­atre Dublin

RIAM grad­u­ate Lorna Breen is a mul­ti­ple prize win­ner in the ESB Feis Ceoil hav­ing won 15 Se­nior Solo Vo­cal Com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious Lieder Prize. No­table per­for­mances in­clude So­prano Soloist in Char­p­en­tier’s Messe de Mi­nuit de Noel with the Goethe In­sti­tut Choir and Orches­tra in theNCH.

Una Pe­dreschi is pro­fes­sional wed­ding singer based in Wick­low town.

The con­cert takes place on De­cem­ber 21. Tick­ets cost €20 and are avail­able on­eventbrite. ie. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start time.

The orches­tra will per­form in St Pa­trick’s Church, Wick­low town, on De­cem­ber 21.

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