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Christ Church Concert

Christ Church Choir

Extraordinary concert at Christ Church Cathedral in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation

You are invited to attend a very special concert that will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.  The concert will take place at 8pm and involved over 200 performers!! The Dublin Choral Festival returns for a second year and this year the concert will be given in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.   A chorus of 180 American singers, a traditional Celtic band of internationally renowned musicians,  and Dublin’s very own Kaleidoscope Ensemble will perform a rich and varied programme of Celtic, American and European music.  The impressive line-up is completed with mezzo- soprano Aine Mulvey  and Ciarán Kelly, a member of the ‘Five Irish Tenors’ who recently returned from a very successful tour to the United States.  

The theme for the concert is ‘The Celtic Journey, celebrating the Celtic Spirit in its Land, Faith, Music, Life and Hope’.


Land - features excerpts from composer John Cameron’s Missa Celtica, which begins with the haunting sounds of the Uilleann Pipes and involves harp, tin whistle, Bodhran and fiddle together with mezzo- soprano and lyric tenor.   John is probably best known for composing the orchestral score of Les Miserables and more recently ‘Zorro, the Musical together with the Gypsy Kings.

Faith - Music of the Great Cathedrals

Magnificat in Bb and Beati Quorum Via - Stanford   

I Was Glad - Parry

Music - The New Voice   - featuring two works by Norwegian composer Gjeilo

The Ground from Sunrise Mass

The Lake Isle with piano, guitar and strings and using text from Yeats

Life - The New World

Unclouded Day - Shawn Kirchner

Homeward Bound - trad. Arr. by Mack Wilberg,

Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning - Shawn Kirchner

Hope - Joy Everlasting  

Hear My Prayer - Hogan

In that Great Getting’ Up Morning- Traditional


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