Rachael Somers is set to return to Kilkenny on Friday April 20 to play a concert in the“Hole in the Wall”.
The young Australian soprano played the same venue last October. This was one of the best and most beautiful evenings entertainment staged at the venue. Performing a mixture of pieces from the likes of Handel, Mendelssohn and Britain as well as other theatrical pieces from various musicals she enthralled and enchanted her captive audience. On that magical evening Dr. Michael Conway extended a request to return. To her credit she has. This concert will, no doubt, be as memorable as the last.
Born on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Perth Western Australia, Rachael has been based in London for the past four years. She has been carefully carving a name for herself in one of the most competitive classical musical scenes in the world. This journey has not been without its occasional bump and diversion. She has performed in many venues including the Royal Festival Hall, London; Covent Garden, London; and the Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver. She has been broadcast singing on BBC radio and ABC radio.
Dr. Michael Conway said “I’m delighted to be welcoming Rachael back. Since the Hole in the Wall opened its doors I have been trying to find new and up coming talent. Rachael has been the jewel in the crown. Her voice lends itself beautifully to the German words of Wolf and Mendelssohn. It is an excellent start to German week in the Hole in the Wall.
Of course there is a Kilkenny connection. Her grandparents hail from Coon and Clogh in the north of the county. Over the years the Somers house was a well know visiting spot for visitors and emigrants to Perth. She views the Kilkenny concert as a home coming where her family has lived for hundreds of years. Concert starts at 9.30pm. Tickets are €10 on the door, available by booking on 087 8075650 or www.holeinthewall.ie.
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