Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Forde launched the Lord Mayor’s Community & Heritage Concert 2022 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lord Mayor’s Community & Heritage Concert 2022 will take place on Saturday 1st October 2022 in the Concert Hall.
The Concert will feature talented community music groups such as the Barrack Street Band, the Voices of Cork Choir along with well-known singers Linda Kenny and Art Supple, amongst others. The event has entertained thousands of Corkonians since being established in 2010.
Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Forde said: “It is a privilege to be officiating at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Community & Heritage Concert showcasing Cork’s history, culture, and heritage. This concert epitomises social inclusion and community participation at work in the city. It is fitting this year’s concert has a special piece of culture and heritage from Ukraine and exhibits our solidarity with Ukraine again as part of it. This will be a very entertaining evening, showcasing the best-in-class talent that Cork and Ukraine have to offer”.
As an act of solidarity with our newly arrived Ukrainian friends now living in the city, this year’s event will also feature a Ukrainian Folk Song and Dance element to it with performances from Nina Yelenchuk and many others.
Unfortunately, the accompanying event, ‘Celebrating Cork’s Past’ Exhibition, has had to be cancelled but Cork City Council are hopeful that it will return fully with the array of historical and environmental exhibitions from across the City and County, again in 2023.
The annual concert celebrating Cork’s history, culture and heritage is organised by a voluntary committee comprised of members of the Cork Lions Club, Teresa Dineen, Concert Producer Billy O’ Callaghan, (Barrack Street Band and Cork Academy of Music), Cork historian Richard T. Cooke and Committee Chair, former Lord Mayor of Cork, Mr. Brian Bermingham, Pat O’ Brien Cork Lions Club, with special recognition for Donal Horgan, who has retired from the committee and who had served this concert so well since its inception, and Kieran O’ Connell from Cork City Council’s Social Inclusion Section, who also played a key role in organising the event.
Covid-19 impacted on this concert over the past number of years, but the organising Committee and Cork City Council are delighted the event will once again be held in City Hall at 7.30p.m. on Saturday 1st of October 2022. The event will be ticketed.