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Christ Church Concert
Extraordinary concert in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation
Please join us for a very special concert on Saturday 16 June2018 at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
The Dublin Choral Festival returns for a third year and there will be 130 performers, consisting of seven choirs from across the United States with 110 choristers alongside a jazz ensemble and Dublin’s Kaleidoscope (Ensemble) will perform in the hallowed halls of Christ Church Cathedral.
The theme for the concert is ‘Sounds of Spirituality', a concert for Bloomsday and features contemporary works from both sides of the Atlantic.
This evening of choral delights will include works by composers from both sides of the Atlantic including Michael McGlynn from Anúna, John Rutter and Dave Brubeck, a renowned jazz composer and pianist. The orchestra will be conducted by Dr William Skoog of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee featuring a rich programme of Celtic, American and European music.
Special guests include Timothy C. Takach, musician and composer of Neither Angels, Nor Demons, Nor Powers, which will be performed at the concert. Timothy’s wife Jocelyn Hagen, also an accomplish composer, will be the accompanist at the festival playing the organ and piano for the performance.
In addition, Darius Brubeck, son of the legendary jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, will be in make a special appearance to play piano on two jazz pieces written by his father.
A key highlight of the concert will be the performance of Love’s Old Sweet Song, arranged by Michael McGlynn and forever associated with Ulysses. This old Victorian parlour song is referred to in James Joyce’s Ulysses as being sung by Molly Bloom.