In Jan 2013 Gerard performed at the gala opening concert of Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 to an audience of 3000 people. Over 11,000 applied for tickets! The event was broadcast on BBC NI.
The fourth and final movement, led by a momentous McChrystal, reflects on the dissolution of violent chaos into relief, culminating in a commanding coda of hope and peace. What follows is beyond words - "The Starlit Sky", a truly spectacular encore celebrating the "natural world" and "the beauty of life" with the prominence of Connolly's vocals, McChrystal's saxophone, the pipes and the choirs. Sights n Sounds