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Desmond Havlin

Desmond is a tenor from Bangor who studied Film and Theatre Production at Queen’s University. Throughout his studies he read as a choral scholar in St George’s Parish Choir and has gone on to sing at a number of high profile events such as The Pope’s visit to Dublin (RTÉ), The Queen’s memorial service in St Anne’s Cathedral (BBC), Andrea Bocelli’s Belfast performance (SSE Arena) and most recently in the Christmas Carol service hosted by Kate Middleton in December 2022 (ITV).

He has sung with Cappella Caeciliana under the direction of Matthew Quinn since August 2022 and has recently performed St John’s Passion in Crumlin Road Gaol as part of the Good Friday Agreement 25th Anniversary celebrations. Dessie is also a keen musical theatre performer and has played the roles of Joseph in “Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat”, Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” and Curly McLain in “Oklahoma”.