The Priests: Free Concert

The Priests

Free Showcase Performance!

With special guests: St. Michael's Choir School

The Priests new CD will be available for sale on the evening for $15 including taxes, cash only. A donation will be made to the ST. Paul's Breakfast Club. 

 

THE PRIESTS

At the release of our debut album of Sacred songs I write on behalf of my brother, Fr Martin O’Hagan, and our colleague, Fr David Delargy, to introduce “The Priests”; the name by which we are known and the title of the album which will be released in thirty-two countries beginning mid November 2008.

We are priests of the Diocese of Down & Connor, in Northern Ireland; Fr Martin is the Parish Priest of Cushendun, Fr David, the Parish Priest of Hannahstown and I am the Administrator of the Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan in addition to my Office as Judicial Vicar of the Diocese and of The Armagh Regional Marriage Tribunal. 

Since our seminary days, and with the support of the Diocese, we have trained with professional voice and singing tutors in both Belfast and Rome and have had the privilege of singing in the Papal liturgies at St Peter’s Basilica during our overlapping seminary studies at the Irish College. Since ordination we have become increasingly well known in professional and semi-professional music circles in Ireland.

Last February, and without any prompting from us, we were approached by Sony BMG (UK) to make an album of sacred songs. With the endorsement of the then Bishop of our Diocese (Bishop Patrick Walsh) and the continued support of his successor, Bishop Noel Treanor, we completed the recording of the album in September with the Choir of the Philarmonic Academy of Rome in the Cappella del Coro, St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.

While Sony BMG sees the obvious market value of the album we see it as a wonderful opportunity to aid charitable works, to which we plan to donate a significant proportion of any profits due to us as artists, to present the message of the Gospel through the medium of music and to witness to Priesthood, to which we were called some twenty years ago and in which we have been truly blessed.

We would be most grateful for your support for our music. Above all, we would ask for your prayers for this mission and ministry as we, in the words of the late Pope John Paul II, “put out into the deep”.

Oremus pro invicem

Yours sincerely

Rev Eugene D O’Hagan

Location

St. Paul's Basilica
83 Power Street (on Queen St. E, 1 block East of Parliament St)
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 19.0224" N, 79° 21' 47.5344" W
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