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19 November to 20 December

Festive Events

Pop-Up Carols in Belfast and our annual Christmas Concert in Rosemary St

Festive Events

Join NI Opera for a series of festive events this Christmas.

Booking now:

On 30th November our annual Christmas Concert returns to First Church Belfast, on Rosemary St, with festive songs and carols to start December full of seasonal spirit!  Tickets are available to book now for this event via the link on this page. Tenor Aaron O’Hare will be joined by three current members of our Chorus Development Programme, soprano Susan Shepherd, mezzo Jenny Bourke and bass Matthew Jeffrey with pianist Tristan Russcher. Tickets are £10 and proceeds will go towards our artist development programmes.

Book via the link on the right – tickets are £10 and proceeds will go towards our Artist Development Programme.

On 18th December we’ll be performing at St Joseph’s, Sailortown as part of a series of community events to celebrate the festive season.  We’ll be adding details of singers and timings in the next week or so, so come back and check.  We’ll also be performing at The Harrison Chambers of Distinction in the evening of 18th December.  The Harrison is an award-winning boutique hotel in South Belfast and are sponsors of NI Opera.  More details on how to attend this event coming soon.

Past performances:

We performed pop-up carol concerts as part of the Belfast Christmas Lights Switch On on 19th November at two different Belfast locations performed by Northern Irish opera singers: soprano Mary McCabe, mezzo Sinéad O’Kelly, tenor Aaron O’Hare and bass Matthew Jeffrey. This event was funded by Belfast City Council.

During the Christmas season we’ll also be performing for some of our outreach partners and our sponsors at their Christmas events, starting with carols and festive songs for community groups as part of the ‘Enchanted Winter Garden’ events at Antrim Castle Gardens.

If you’d be interested in booking our opera singers to perform carols and songs for your festive event, please do get in touch.


Mary McCabe

Soprano (Chorus Development Programme)
Susan Shepherd

Sinéád O'Kelly

Mezzo (Chorus Development Programme)
Jenny Bourke

Aaron O'Hare

Bass (Chorus Development Programme)
Matthew Jeffrey

Tristan Russcher