The Priests

St. Bernadette’s Church, Belfast, will be hosting The Priests in a midsummer concert later this month. The event will take place at 8pm on Friday 21st June in this 1960s building, which is situated at the junction of Rosetta Road and the Outer Ring and is one of Ireland’s most distinctive churches.

Holding the Guinness record for the fastest selling classical CD, The Priests are one of the most easily recognisable musical groups in the world.  Fathers David Delargy, Eugene O’Hagan and Martin O’Hagan combine regular performances in Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA with full time ministry in the Diocese of Down and Connor.

The Priests will perform an inspiring selection of favourites including How Great Thou Art and Lord of the Dance.  They will be joined by accompanist Ruth McGinley and soprano soloist Louise Irvine.

St. Bernadette’s Church was designed by Belfast architect Brian Gregory, with a very distinctive fan shape, and was opened in 1967.  It has recently been extensively refurbished, including restoration to near-original condition.  It is a listed building as a result of its international architectural significance and its fine collection of modern artworks.  With its huge wall of stained glass, clear view of the performers for everyone in the audience and easy transport access on the Outer Ring, this promises to be an ideal venue for this concert on the longest evening of the year.

Father Paul Armstrong, Parish Priest of St. Bernadette’s, said “The people of St. Bernadette’s are delighted that Fathers David, Eugene and Martin have been able to find time in their very busy schedules for this concert on Friday 21st.  We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the community to the church, and are sure that everyone will have a most enjoyable evening in this inspiring and very distinctive venue.”

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