The Fleischmann Choir

Sunday 29 January 2023 | 4.30pm
Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross

A new date and venue for the previously postponed concert by the Fleischmann Choir. The popular large, mixed-voice choir will perform “Magnificat and Nunc dimittis” by Leo Sowerby, often called the “Dean of American church music”; Spiritual Songs by August Söderman, the pre-eminent Swedish composer of the Romantic generation; Edward Elgar‘s choral setting of Ben Jonson’s “I Sing the Birth”; and a new addition to the programme, Robert Young‘s sublime carol anthem, “There Is No Rose of Such Virtue”.

PLEASE NOTE: This concert was originally scheduled for December 11th 2022.


€15 (General Admission) | €12 (Concessions & COS standard members)
€10 (COS concessionary members) | €5 (Students)  | Under 18s Free

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August Söderman: Spiritual Songs
Edward Elgar: I Sing the Birth
Robert Young: There Is No Rose
Leo Sowerby: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis

Fleischmann Choir
Tom Doyle (conductor)
with James Taylor (organ)

A graduate of both UCC and MTU Cork School of Music, Tom Doyle is highly sought after as a musical director and pianist in Cork City and its environs. With a keen interest in both musical theatre and opera, Tom’s credits as musical director have included The Stalls (Ulysses Theatre Company & Cork Midsummer Festival), Pubcrawl: the Musical (Chattyboo Productions), The Events (MTU Cork School of Music), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Chattyboo Productions), American Idiot (CIT Musical Society), Songs for a New World (Hibernian Ensemble), The Opera Director based on Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, The Last Five Years (Scruffy Duck Productions), Ragtime (UCC Dramat) and [title of show] (UCC Dramat).

As a choral enthusiast, Tom has had the pleasure of working with the Blackpool Parish
Choir, Mayfield Gospel Choir, Cork ETB Youth Choir, the workplace choirs at Musgraves and Cork County Council, Munster Rugby Supporters Club Choir, Cantate, the choir at Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane, the Willcolane Singers, and the Cork Garda Male Voice Choir. From 2008 – 15, Tom conducted the UCC Choral Society, helping to produce the ever-popular ‘Carols by Candlelight’ in the Honan Chapel as well as winning several awards at international competitions in Ghent, Verona and Olomouc. An accomplished pianist and répétiteur, Tom has worked with many singers including the late Cara O’Sullivan, Majella Cullagh, Mary Hegarty, Emma Nash, and Jean Wallace, as well as ensembles such as Irish Youth Opera and Cork Operatic Society. In 2015, Tom was invited as guest conductor for the Cork Concert Orchestra’s Mozart to Morricone concert series; and in early-2022, he was appointed conductor of the University of Limerick Orchestra.

Tom lectures in conducting at MTU Cork School of Music where he also directs the
Fleischmann Choir and the musical theatre group Union