- 01 Jul 19
Two of Ireland's finest talents will perform during President Michael D. Higgins' state visit to Germany this week.
Other Voices released a statement this afternoon about the announcement:
"On the occasion of the State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins, a concert curated by Other Voices, will take place in the heart of Berlin.
"We are delighted to announce that RTÉ will broadcast two Other Voices specials from Berlin this summer and the event will be live streamed worldwide by ARTE Concert on the 4th of July 2019."
Following an invitation from the Federal President of Germany H.E. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President Michael D. Higgins will undertake a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany.
The State Visit, which aims to highlight and further develop the close links between the two countries, will take place from 3-5 July 2019. The two nations recently celebrated 90 years of diplomatic relations.
President Higgins will be accompanied on the State Visit by his wife Sabina Higgins and by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD. They will fulfil engagements in Berlin, Leipzig, Wurzburg and Frankfurt.
Other Voices has been asked to curate an evening of music for this State Visit. Speaking about the event, Philip King, founder of Other Voices, said: “We are delighted to be building on the long history of artistic and cultural connections that underpin the relationship between Germany and Ireland.”