Spring Concert: Sunday, 6th March 2016 at 8pm, Cathedral of Christ the King.
“War and Peace”
Part of the celebrations for the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising
Also featuring the choir of St. Kenny National School, Kilpatrick.
Accompanied by the City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra.
The 1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky) – Full choral version
Commemorates the Russian victory over Napolean’s Grand Armée.
Adagio for Strings/Agnus Dei (Samuel Barber) – Choral version
Barber’s setting of “Agnus Dei” to his “Adagio for Strings”. Used in the movie “Platoon”, this gives it associations with war.
Clare’s Dragoons (Aloys Fleischmann)
Lyrics by Thomas Davis (Young Ireland). It is a tribute to a regiment from Limerick fighting in the Irish Brigade of France by an Irish composer.
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (Karl Jenkins)
Supported by by Westmeath County Council and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht.