Sunday Miscellany is a gem in the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule. For the past 55 years, with its evocative blend of new writing and complementary music, it has built its own magical space for listeners to escape to on Sunday mornings. In recent years Sunday Miscellany and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra have come together to bring this magic to audiences in live Christmas concerts. Each year an eclectic range of great musical artists and speakers join the RTÉ CO for an evening of music and creative writing at its best. The spoken pieces can be moving, funny, nostalgic or any combination of these, with themes picked up and reflected in the chosen music, where repertoire can range from carols to classical, jazz standards to pop, traditional to operatic.
Sunday Miscellany Celebrates Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra has become a new seasonal tradition in Dublin, with concerts selling out as soon as they go on sale. Now for the first time, as well as the concert in Dublin, there will be a second evening in Wexford. Both of these very special concerts will feature in the RTÉ Radio 1 Christmas schedule. Early booking is advised!
Conductor: David Brophy
Musical artists: John Molloy, Piaras Ó Lorcáin and Gráinne Brookfield
Spoken word contributors:
Antonia Gunko Karelina
Alison Ní Mháirtín