Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Year of the Priests?

A couple of blog enteries ago I noted that 2009-2010 had been declared the Year of the Priest by Pope Benedict. It might also prove to be the year of 'The Priests', the singing trio of priests from Ireland. Their album has apparently even entered the Guinness World Record for ‘Fastest-selling UK debut for a classical act’. They are keen to promote classical and Christian music in their work. Whilst they still remain busy and active Catholic parish priests, they are also busy promoting their music with concerts and nominations for music awards.

I have to confess I have only caught a snatch of them singing on television so am no expert on their music but if you have listened to it and enjoyed it then why not vote for them in the forthcoming Classical Brit Awards. The voting is open from now until midnight on 1st May 2009. The link to vote for The Priests is: http://www.classicalbrits.co.uk/voting/143

The Priests are also playing their first UK shows soon on the following dates:
Monday 15 June – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Wednesday 17 June – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 18 June – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
You can find more information at the official website for The Priests: http://www.thepriests.com/

'You are a priest forever, a priest like Melchisedek of old' (Ps 109)

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