Internationally acclaimed countertenor Thomas Mark Fallon from Boston will perform a concert of Irish music Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Academy Hill Road. The concert will benefit New Hope for Women, a domestic violence agency serving Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties.

Fallon, one of only a few professional countertenors in the world, graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and earned a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Fallon has received awards from around the world including the Julian Gayerre International Vocal Competition in Pamplona, Spain; the Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition in Philadelphia; and the Maria Callas Competition in Athens, Greece.

Fallon will perform 18 songs including “Hail, Glorious Saint Patrick” — ancient Irish hymn melodies arranged by Hemy and Nicola Montani, and “The God of Second Chances” — text and music by David Haas, dedicated by Fallon to New Hope For Women, which is celebrating its 30th year pursuing its goal of ending domestic violence in Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties.

Ed Larson, music director of Winthrop’s Coda Chorus, will accompany. St. Patrick’s Church was built in 1809 and is the oldest Catholic church in New England. Tickets will be $20 at the door, $15 if ordered in advance by calling 594-2128.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to