CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
2 November 2012
THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sung by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral
On Thursday 13 December at 8pm
Complimentary Mulled Wine and Mince Pies served during the interval
Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce the return of the annual Christmas Concert featuring the resident Cathedral Choir on Thursday, 13 December at 8pm.
Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Truly there is no better way to celebrate the season than by enjoying Christmas in the magnificent and beautiful setting of Christ Church Cathedral. Singing a wide variety of classic carols and modern favourites, the renowned choir will inspire and entertain, whilst the rousing audience carols will really get you into the Christmas spirit. Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies will be served at the interval. Festive fun and musical entertainment is guaranteed for all the family. Sing along with many old favorites, be inspired by glorious choral gems, and top it all off by singing Handel’s beloved Hallelujah Chorus along with the sterling voices of the Cathedral Choir in a beautiful candle-lit setting.
The choir of Christ Church Cathedral enjoys an enviable reputation as one of Ireland's finest choirs. Tracing its origins to 1493 with the founding of the choir school, the cathedral choir has always been highly regarded in Dublin's musical life and took part in the very first performance of Handel's Messiah in Dublin in 1742. With the largest repertoire of any cathedral choir in the country, covering more than five centuries and including many works commissioned especially for it, the choir sings at three cathedral services a week and is often in demand for television and radio broadcasts in both the UK and Ireland, including BBC Radio 3’s iconic Choral Evensong, RTÉ’s Sunday Worship and a special RTÉ Radio broadcast on St Patrick’s Day.
The choir has toured extensively in Ireland, England and France and has performed in concerts and at services in New Zealand, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and at Westminster Abbey. The choir also undertook a week's residency at St Paul's Cathedral in London and a highly successful tour of the United States.