An evening of music in Christ Church Cathedral will celebrate Eric Sweeney’s contribution to music in Waterford. Over 100 singers and musicians will perform in a huge thank you to the composer and educator.

Eric Sweeney recently retired from WIT having led the BA (Hons) Music for over twenty years. Eric compositional works have been performed internationally and he is a member of Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland. Eric is organist and choirmaster in Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford city.

The concert will include work written by current WIT Music students; by composer, Aosdána member and one time WIT Music student Gráinne Mulvey and by composer, choral director and educator Br. Ben Hanlon who is currently doing a PhD in composition under the guidance of Eric Sweeney. The highlight of the evening will be a performance of Hymn to Gaia by Eric Sweeney, performed by the cathedral choir and WIT Chamber Choir with quartet, organ and soloists.

Tickets are €10 and €5 concession and will be available on the door on Thursday 7th April. For more information go to www.christchurchwaterford.com or find us on Facebook at ‘Celebrating Sweeney’.