The Irish Chamber Orchestra playing in Birr earlier this year

Chamber Orchestra to play Birr Christmas concert

After wowing audiences during Birr Festival of Music earlier this year, the Irish Chamber Orchestra will return to Birr for a very special Christmas concert in December.

Christmas with Muireann, in collaboration with Birr Festival of Music, will take place on Thursday, December 15, at St Brendan’s R.C Church on Wilmer Road at 7.30pm.

This fabulous festive showcase sees the Irish Chamber Orchestra join forces once again with one of Ireland’s finest voices, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh for an evening of Christmas cheer.

Muireann will celebrate the tradition of candle-lighting with her delivery of Tá Coinnle an Linbh Íosa alongside the ever-popular Don oíche úd i mBeithil. You can also enjoy her jazzy execution of The Wexford Carol alongside the ethereal Coventry Carol.

Katherine Hunka and the Irish Chamber Orchestra will swing into season with Sibelius’Andante Festivo, a taster from Handel’s festive Concerti Grossi Op. 6 before setting the scene for Winter from Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons.

Muireann’s rendition of Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas and a final Christmas tune from the Irish Chamber Orchestra will close out a magical evening!

Tickets €22/20 are on sale now from