Mater Private Cork To Sponsor Concert In Aid Of Cope Foundation

Published Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 22:28 pm

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Mater Private Cork To Sponsor Concert In Aid Of Cope Foundation

MATER Private Cork is proud to support Cope Foundation, our Charity Partner for 2018, with their upcoming fundraising concert to celebrate 30 Years of Cork – Cologne Friendship with Junge Sinfonie Köln (Cologne Symphony Orchestra).

The concert at Cork City Hall on Wednesday 17th October will be attended by German Ambassador to Ireland; Ambassador Deike Potzel who is looking forward to making a return to Cork. On her last visit to Cork, Ambassador Potzel was very impressed by the potential to further grow trade and tourism links between Cork and Germany.

Donna Roche, CEO at Mater Private Cork, said: “Cope Foundation supports 2,350 children and adults of every ability to live life to the full. The organisation works to enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism; working in partnership with them, their families and local communities to provide a range of person centred services and supports. We are proud to sponsor this celebratory concert at Cork City Hall and we hope that the event will be a great success for both Cope Foundation and the city of Cork.”

Sean Abbott, Chief Executive at Cope Foundation, said: “We feel privileged to be chosen by Junge Sinfonie Köln as their charity of choice for this special and unique concert in City Hall. It promises to be a great night of music and friendship and we are looking forward to giving Junge Sinfonie Köln a warm Cork welcome when they visit in October. We are delighted to be joined by our friends at Mater Private Hospital Cork who are the main event sponsors. Our link with the Mater Private Hospital Cork has already generated significant funds, friendship and valuable support for our work throughout the year and we are pleased to have them on board for this event also. Events like this are integral to our fundraising efforts at Cope Foundation and everyone here is so excited about the performance.”

This concert, titled Echte Fründe - which means ‘real friends’ in Kölsch, the local dialect in Cologne - is anticipated to be a sell-out performance with people coming together to welcome and enjoy the incredibly talented Junge Sinfonie Köln and to support Cope Foundation, one of Cork’s most established charities.

The visit from the Cologne group is to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Cork-Cologne Twinning and the concert is being organised in association with Cork City Council. Cork City and Cologne are twinned cities celebrating 30 years of friendship and collaboration this year. Since the link between these two beautiful cities was officially formed in 1988, the exchange has gone from strength to strength especially in the fields of education, commerce, training, music and athletics.

Tickets from €22 along with special VIP tickets are available online at and from Mater Private Hospital Cork | ProMusica | Cope Foundation, Montenotte | Roots Coffee House, Montenotte.