In memory of Sister Aloysius

Sister Aloysius. (1312JC1)
Sister Aloysius. (1312JC1)

An evening of delightful Christmas music will take place at Derry’s Playhouse this coming Sunday, December 18, to mark the third anniversary of the passing of Sister Aloysius McVeigh of the Sisters of Mercy, the much loved iconographer and Playhouse artist in residence.

Presented by Colmcille Ladies Choir, the annual night of festive music and verse will also feature celebrated local violinist Niamh McGowan, who has performed with stars such as Lady Gaga, Ronan Keating and Meatloaf, local male group The Columbians and suprano Andrew Ferry.

“For 40 years the Colmcille Ladies Choir have brought their exquisite music and talents to this city, from Bishop Daly’s Golden Jubilee and their Christmas Spectacular, both of which were held in St. Columb’s Hall, to Westminster Cathedral, the Notre Dame in Paris, and Washington Cathedral,” said Pauline Ross at The Playhouse.

“This evening of beautiful music and seasonal readings is about a warm celebration of the season of goodwill, as well as celebrating the life of Sister Aloysius, who touched so many lives here at The Playhouse.”

Tickets are £8 (proceeds to Foyle Hospice) from Box Office on: 71. 268027 or online at: The event begins at 8pm.