Bláthú from Luminosa at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Bláthú from Luminosa at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Bláthú from Luminosa at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

The Luminosa String Orchestra will hold its next Galway concert on Friday April 19, in the city’s St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Bláthú (Flourishing), which will be directed by guest conductor, Christopher George, is part of the group’s Seaspray private concert series.

Luminosa was founded in 2018 to perform high-quality concerts, with an innovative curatorial approach.

Its repertoire features lesser-known works by recognised international composers, Irish composers, and pillars of classical string repertoire.

The group regularly commissions new Irish works and aims to create programmes that have themes or connections that will resonate with existing and new audiences.

According to Lucy Hayward O’Leary of the group, it’s about “bringing together many eras of music, with real meaning; a balm for the soul through the times we live in”.

The world-class musicians in Luminosa have vast experience performing classical, romantic or early music.

Led by Paul Ezergailis, concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Luminosa’s section leaders include members of Galway’s renowned ConTempo quartet as well as other noteworthy string players. All the musicians are based in Galway.

Among the music being performed at next Friday night’s concert will be work from Vivaldi, Ina Boyle, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.

St Nicholas’ Church is wheelchair accessible.  For further information or to purchase tickets from €18, go to or Eventbrite.

Student tickets are available for €5 by emailing

Pictured: Luminosa is made up of top-class musicians, all of whom live in Galway.


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