Cormac

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

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About Cormac

Hello, I'm Cormac, I'm 13 and I love singing. When we had to stay 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. One day, a record label got in touch, that was a nice surprise! My debut album 'Hear My Voice' was released on Decca Records in December 2020.

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. I recorded 4 new songs and I'm very proud to share them with you. Something for everyone, check them out! And a big thank you to pianist and Producer, Dominic Ferris, for believing in me, encouraging me and 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 It was held at Salisbury Cathedral this year. We all had a brilliant time and it was a priviledge to sing in such a beautiful place.
 
I sing solos, I'm in choirs. Singing lifts my spirits and makes me smile. I started when I was 7 and I joined 'The Halle Children's Choir and NYCGB (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), Belfast's Waterfront Hall 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. This is my thank you to all the wonderful people that 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 a global pandemic. 

Steeped in the roots of musical theatre this beautiful song from 'Les Miserables' took 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 used to sit at our tables are no longer with us and as 2022 dawns, we remember those whose chairs stand empty having lost their own battle with COVID -19.

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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.

 

How can you help?

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. Don't miss new songs .. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel, don't forget to click the notification bell. It's a great way to make sure you don't miss anything, you just never know what I might do next!! I love singing all my songs, especially ones with really high notes, I won't be able to reach them forever!! and I'm very excited 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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