During the First World War, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. “Keep the Home Fires Burning” Sligo Orpheus Choir Sligo Chamber Orchestra and soprano Eunjoo Goh will remember the 564 men and 1 woman from Sligo who died in that conflict which also saw Leitrim having the highest nunmber of soldiers in this battle.
They will be remembered in music song and verse at our winter concert on Saturday 8th Nov in the Gillooly Hall Sligo. 565 candles will be lit to remember each of the fallen. The program will be introduced by R.T.E.’s Tommy Gorman.
Tickets €12 available from Hawks well Theatre Telephone: 071 916151. Liber Bookshop: 35 O’Connell st Sligo Phone: 071 9142219. Failte Ireland Bank Building O’Connell St Sligo 9161201 on line myticketsireland.ticketsolve.com/shows/873522273/events or 087 7430684 a limited number will be available at door.
The concert also provides audiences with the opportunity to hear once again the Korean Soprano Eunjoo Goh. Eunjoo has sung major roles in “Carmen”, “Cosi fan tutte”, “The Marriage of Figaro”, “Don Giovanni”, “The Pearl Fishers”, “L’Elisir d’Amore”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Manon” and “Die Fledermaus. Announcing details of the concert, a spokesperson For Sligo Orpheus Choir’s said “The wonderful thing about live music is that it feeds our imaginations: It has the power to transport us out of our workday world into a magical world.