- 08 Nov 23
The National Concert Hall presents 'You Raise Me Up – The Songs and Stories of Brendan Graham' with the National Symphony Orchestra on the 20th and 21st January 2024
Brendan Graham, one of Ireland's best known composers is set to be celebrated by the National Concert Hall in January 2024.
'You Raise Me Up - The Songs and Stories of Brendan Graham' will run two nights, January 20th and January 21st with support from the National Symphony Orchestra led by David Brophy.
Other noteworthy musicians lending their talents to this celebration are Cathy Jordan- lauded solo singer and frontwoman of Dervish, chanteuse Camille O Sullivan, acclaimed tenor Anthony Kearns, multi-instrumenatlist Seán Keane, singer Róisín O’ Reilly, pianist Feargal Murray and Members of Dublin Gospel Choir.
‘You Raise Me Up’ - undoubtedly Graham's best known works, with versions in over 60 languages, was a global chart hit for Westlife and Josh Groban.
The composer also famously penned two of Ireland's Eurovision-winning hits, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’ and ‘The Voice’.
Emer Quinn, who won the 1996 Eurovision with Graham's 'The Voice' will also be apart of this celebration.
Graham said of the occasion "You write your songs in silence and solitude…and in hope that somehow, they might travel out from behind the half-door, where they are written. That they would travel to the stage of the National Concert Hall and be given flight by the National Symphony Orchestra and such a wonderfully diverse array of artistes…is almost beyond a hoped-for thing".
He concluded "I am most grateful".
The composer himself hosts this special evening celebrating the art of his songwriting.
Tickets will go on sale at Friday 10th November at 10am and will be available from the National Concert Hall website.For box office inquiries telephone 01 4170000.
Ticket prices range from €37 to €55 with a 10% Discount for Friends of NCH and Groups of 10 or more.