And so this is ... Christmas
The festive fundraiser was led by the Cork Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roddy O’Keeffe, with a full programme of popular and seasonal classics.
They were joined on stage by top artists including Tenor Ryan Morgan, Baritone Joe Corbett, Jazz Vocalist Laoise Leahy and Songwriter/Singer Jack O’Rourke.
Special guests on Saturday night included the Lee Singers, directed by Ann Healy-Mayes, Bernadette Milner the Over-60s winner for 2016 and the Cork Academy of Dramatic Arts Choral Group.
Cork’s First Citizen, Cllr Des Cahill, hosted the event which was sponsored by the Evening Echo.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Elmarie Mawe.
The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Concert is held each year to benefit local charities and is seen by many to mark the beginning of Christmas in Cork.