Finding a Voice Festival Clonmel 8 March

I’ll be featured soloist with Cappella Lyrica in a performance of Emily Hall’s ‘Out Into’ at the ‘Finding a Voice’ Festival in Clonmel in a few weeks. I’ll also perform three solo works with Deirdre Long, piano, two songs by Nadia Boulanger and one by Bernadette Marmion. An interesting evening of music by female composers!

Upcoming concerts

Really looking forward to dusting off my primary school uniform for a celebratory concert with my alma mater, Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. at the Cork Opera House on 8 May. The Knockrea Singers also reincarnate for this gala occasion.

I’m working on three separate programmes for performances later on this year, details will be confirmed as soon as the ink is dry.

Christmas with the Cork Youth Orchestra

Christmas seems quite distant as the spring evenings lengthen, but the echoes of this fantastic concert remain. Brilliant orchestra and my favourite venue and leading man! Super evening at midnight mass on Christmas Eve in the North Cathedral as well.

CSM Masters Series

Great lunchtime concert with young pianist Denise Crowley, of German Lieder – Schumann and Strauss – at the end of November. Hope to hear much more from her!

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

I had the honour of performing at the ISA Conference Service in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral last October with the Cathedral Choir and their director Peter Stobart. Cork’s Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald is seen here lighting specially commissioned candles for the participants.

Buxton International Festival  –  2017

What brilliant fun performing in Britten’s Albert Herring at the historic Buxton Opera House. My partners in crime included Heather Shipp, Lucy Schaufer, Jeff Lloyd-Roberts, Yvonne Howard, Nick Merryweather, Bradley Smith, Kathryn Rudge, Morgan Pearse, and new bff John Molloy! A very funny production was directed by Francis Matthews and our superconductor was Justin Doyle, ably abetted by Annette Saunders.

Albert Herring‚ Buxton Festival
Opera Magazine (September 2017)

‘Mary Hegarty’s lively Miss Wordsworth‚ plunging her hand accidentally into the trifle…’

Albert Herring‚ Buxton Festival
Manchester Theatre Awards (July 2017)

‘…Mary Hegarty delightful as the schoolteacher‚ Miss Wordsworth.’