Cormac

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

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New single out 28th January, 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' available to PRE - SAVE from the link on the home page 

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Hello, I'm Cormac, I'm 12 and I love singing. In 2020, we stayed at home a lot! I couldn't visit my family in Northern Ireland, so my Mum posted videos on YouTube to make sure that my Nannie could still hear me sing. Then one day, I had a very nice surprise when a record label got in touch. My debut album 'Hear My Voice' was released on Decca Records in December last year.

2021 was a busy year too. Lockdown was over and we said good - bye to Decca but I really loved recording and I knew I definitely wanted to keep singing. Sooooooooo...... with help from my Mum and Dad, we went back to the studio and recorded more tracks independently. I had a brilliant time, I had only been to London once before, this time I recorded four new songs, that I'm very proud to share with you. There's something for everyone, classcial and not so classical and I am also very grateful to the pianist and Producer Dominic Ferris for believing in me and encouraging me, giving me the confidence to record these new songs on our own. I also made it to the final of the 'BBC Young Chorister of the Year' competition, held at Salisbury Cathedral, we all had a brilliant time and it was a priviledge to sing in such a beautiful place.

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 auditioned and got in to 'The Halle Children's Choir and National Youth Choir of GB. This is really where it all began. I have been very lucky to perfom solos at The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), The Waterfront Hall (Belfast) and the beautiful cathedral's in Ripon and Blackburn.

Thank you to everyone for supporting me, I couldn't do it without you.

 

 

'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' Les Miserables. Charity single.

I chose 'Acting for Others' because of just how important, singing, music and acting have become to me and I am learning so much from the wonderful people I meet along the way.

As the virus raged, orchestras were silenced, costumes were mothballed and theatres were closed. Hugely impacted by the pandemic 'The Arts' remained stoic throughout but the talented people, who work in this industry, had no choice but to stay at home, their livelihoods lost to COVID -19.

Steeped in the roots of musical theatre this beautiful song from Les Miserables did though take on a whole new meaning for me. As we continue to grapple with all the new 'norms' our battles are different but the outcomes are sadly the same. Some who sat at our tables before, no longer do and as 2022 is upon us, we remember those whose chairs are now empty.

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'Acting for Others', provide financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities.

Our lives would be so very dull without the wonderful people who entertain us, please give generously.

 

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I hope you enjoyed listening to my interpretation of this beautiful song. Please donate and help us make sure we still have an industry left as we head onto 2022.

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Cormac on video

New single drops 28th January. PRE - SAVE on the home page. Make sure you don't miss any new ones. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel and click the bell. Follow me on social media and Spotify as well. This is a great way to hear my new songs and keep up to date with all that's going on, you never know what I might do next!! Recording my new tracks in 2021 was great fun, recording the album in 2020 was too. I learnt a lot. I love singing these songs, especially the high notes, I won't be able to reach these forever!! Can't wait to see what 2022 has in store for me.

 

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My new singles & the album 'Hear My Voice'

When I finished recording the album in 2020, I didn't know if I would get the chance to record in a studio again. Singing is such a big part of my life now though, I really hoped I would. Fast forward to August 21 and there I was again. It was wonderful to be back, we went to Masterchord Studio in London this time but no second album just yet though! 4 new tracks later, I released Faure's 'Pie Jesu' in October, it's been streamed 16,500 times on Spotify and 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was streamed 89,500 times and 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' drops on the 28th January. Links to everything are on my HOMEPAGE, please follow me on every platform that you can. "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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What did the judges say?

Learn with Lesley, David and Howard! It's not about the singing in this one. The final of this competition wasn't just on TV it was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 as well.

It was longer & the judges commented weren't edited down as much. I've shared this to try & help other singers learn what judges look for the way I was able to. And a very kind person did some brilliant editing to make this for me and it wold have been a shame not to share it too. 

 

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