Cormac

An extraordinary talent with a beautiful voice to inspire hope in our world

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About Cormac

Hi. I'm Cormac, I am 12 and I love singing. In 2020, when we stayed at home a lot ... I couldn't visit my Nannie in Northern Ireland. My Mum posted videos on YouTube so she could still share my singing. Then one day in May, I had a very nice surprise when a record label got in touch. 'Hear My Voice' my debut album was released on Decca Records in December that same year. 

I sing solos, I sing in choirs, I sing at home and I sing at school. It lifts my spirits and makes me smile. I started singing when I was 7 and when I was 9, I successfully auditioned for 'The Halle Children's Choir and NYCGB. That's really where it all began. I have been very lucky to perfom solos at The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), The Waterfront Hall (Belfast) and Ripon Cathedral. 

On 1st September 2021, I will perform in my first ever solo recital at Blackburn Cathedral, I have never done a recital before. I am very excited and only a bit nervous!   

 

 

Cormac on video

I have recorded some new songs for my YouTube channel. You will find links to everything on my website. I love to welcome new subscribers and new followers to my social media too. It is a really good way for me to share my singing and all the other things I do as well. Recording the album was lots of fun and filming my music videos was a brand new experience. I learnt a lot, I love singing these songs, especially the high notes, I won't be able to reach these forever!

 

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Debut Album - 'Hear My Voice'

Recorded in August 2020 when social distancing was the norm. Luckily I could take my mask off to sing! All the learning was done on-line and my dogs liked to join in. It wasn't ideal but we managed and we all had fun too. I really hope you like my songs. Singing has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember but I never dreamt I would get to do what I have just done. "Hear my Voice", Classic FM's Album of the Week (7.12.20) is available to buy now. I am the youngest person to be awarded this accolade. Thank you for supporting me.

Cormac Thompson in the recording studio

In the studio

It's thirsty work, all this singing.


How many microphones does a boy need?

And I didn't even have to learn all the words!


And that's a wrap! For now ...

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My first solo recital

I chose Blackburn Cathedral to do this. It was my pleasure and my privilege to have this beautiful building as the setting for my first venture into solo recitals. Accompanied on their magnificent organ by Harvey Stansfield and on the piano by my super singing teacher, Daphne Sumbler, it went really well. Check out the videos on my website and have a listen yourself.  

It was Easter time when I last sang here and I was struck by the impact the pandemic was having on magnificent buildings like this. I dedicated the world famous Brahms lullaby, 'Wiegenlied' to all of our sleeping buildings, in the hope that soon they would waken, for us to sing in them again. I am delighted to be part of bringing live singing to this beautiful place.  

 

Cormac Thompson singing in a cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral

This is a beautiful cathedral, very close to my home town of Darwen in Lancashire. I have recently had the pleasure of singing here and it was the perfect place for me to record this Brahms Lullaby.


A day of hope and inspiration

Being in this magnificent cathedral, to shoot the video, was very special indeed. There is only so much I can put into a song, standing in my living room! I can't wait for the day when congregations and audiences can return to special venues like this and we can sing for them again.


Cormac Thompson singing in a cathedral
A view of a cathedral interior

Until they waken again

Reflecting the global nature of the pandemic I ventured away from my native English for this really beautiful song. Despite the difficulties of the last year, our global communities have largely come together and we have learned so much about the determination of our human spirit.


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