Gareth Lewis

Gareth is a consultant in acute and renal medicine in Antrim Area Hospital. He studied piano with Geoffrey Pratley and Lance Coburn, and organ with Nigel McClintock and Michael McCracken. He regularly performs and accompanies music in a variety of genres and is most happy musically when playing with or accompanying chamber groups and choirs.

Irish Doctors Choir

Irish Doctors Choir is an association of doctors from across Ireland and beyond who get together to share their love of singing. They believe in the healing power of music and their central aim is to keep doctors connected to good music-making despite their demanding careers. The choir meets twice each year at specially chosen venues to perform challenging and uplifting works from the classical choral repertoire. Concert profits are donated to medical charities.

Brian MacKay – Director

Born in Ireland, Brian moved to Portugal in 2009, where he founded and continues to direct the ZêzereArts Festival. A long association with Musicamera Produções in Lisbon has led to the artistic directorship of a series of exciting projects including the opportunity to conduct the first performances of two new Portuguese operas. Brian has been Musical Director of Irish Doctors Choir since it was founded in 2017.