Wednesday, 13th February 2008
For one night only, Peter Corry takes to the Theatre Royal Stage, to wow the audience of Waterford.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter Corry has travelled the globe with his unique sound and timeless classics, he has the kind of voice you never forget. His astonishing talent spans the great musicals, opera, rock, jazz and the haunting melodies of his native Isle. Having starred in Night of 1,000 Stars at the Royal Albert Hall in London performing The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Peter's musical gift was quickly recognised by the great westend producers.
Peter earned the title of "Master of the Musicals" when he performed in London's Westend for three years running in the world renowned musical LesMiserable playing the formidable role of Inspector Javert. His dream during those years was to take the music of Les Mis to the people of Ireland and in 2001 internationally renowned producer, Cameron Macintosh gave permission to Peter to produce the major event, a concert version of Les Miserable performed at Belfast's, Odyssey Arena playing to over 15,000.
Following on from the sell out success of the Odyssey production, Peter's company, The Musical Factory embarked on its biggest musical adventure to date. In October 2002 Peter brought "One Enchanted Evening" to delighted audiences in Ireland once again when he performed with a breathtaking choir of 850 people, also starring a glittering array of stars from Broadway, the West End and beyond including Joanna Ampil, Barbara Dickson and Brian Kennedy.
In 2006, Peter received huge public acclaim at home and abroad when he sang at the funeral of footballer George Best at Stormont Castle, Belfast, his most heartfelt performance, being an avid Manchester United supporter. He was subsequently invited to sing at Old Trafford on Sunday Nov 26, 2006 (prior to the Manchester United v Chelsea game) to honour the anniversary of George Best.
Peter has presented his own TV series, The Peter Corry Show with BBC Northern Ireland, singing alongside a host of international personalities. His passion for his subject has placed him in demand for numerous chat shows both in the UK and Ireland, last year seeing him appear as a celebrity contestant on RTE's Celebrity Jigs 'n Reels, where he danced his way into the final show in support of his nominated charity "The Marie Keating Foundation" for breast cancer awareness. Following his phenomenal public support during the competition Peter vowed to bring more of his music magic to the stages of Ireland. On the 23rd of February this year, for one night only, Peter has chosen Waterford's Theatre Royal to host the first of a series of nationwide concerts he has planned for 2008. This concert, also featuring performer Maria Fitzgerald, is a night not to be missed, as Peter performs all the modern greats and old classics we all know and love.
More recently, Peter was delighted to be invited to sing on the new Secret Garden album. A song especially written for Peter called "Did I not Love You" is indeed another classic from the two great writers, Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham, the composers of the world wide hit "You raise me up". Peter is in very good company with this album singing beside Elaine Paige, Barbara Streisand and other great performers. In 2007, he completed a European tour, bringing his music to UK, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Holland.
Peter Corry in Concert, The Theatre Royal, Waterford. Saturday February 23rd at 8pm
Tickets available from Box Office, Tel 051 874402
Ticket Prices: €25 Full Price and €23 Concession
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