The Cecilian Musical Society

  • Red stage curtain background. Gold comedy tragedy masks. Text in white The Cecilian Musical Society. Text in gold, CMS Est. 1919

The Cecilian Musical Society, then known as the Crescent Operatic Society, was founded in 1919.

The Cecilian Musical Society, then known as the Crescent Operatic Society, was founded in 1919.  About five years later the name was changed to the Cecilian Operatic Society, the name having been suggested by Mr, M.J. Flood, then District Justice of Limerick.

From 1928 the society lapsed for a number of years until 1944, when it was revived as the Cecilian Musical Society, concentrating chiefly on choral and orchestral concerts.  With the completion of the new Assembly Hall at the Crescent in 1947, the society once again revived stage shows, and in December of that year opened its productions with a pantomime.  The society went on to present 130 shows on the Crescent stage.  In 2002 The Cecilians  produced their first show at the University Concert Hall, “Guys and Dolls”.

Since then, “Sweet Charity”, “Oklahoma”, “My Fair Lady”, “Oliver”, “Crazy for You”, “Singin’ in the Rain”, “42nd Street” & “The Wiz” have been performed to universal acclaim.

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