Lassus – Dublin Choral Foundation’s professional choir.
Specialising in Renaissance and Contemporary repertoire, ‘Lassus’, under the umbrella of Dublin Choral Foundation, recorded its debut album Resurrexi in July 2015. On January 27th 2016 Lassus gave its first public performance at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, performing Easter motets by Orlande de Lassus, a new composition by Grammy-award winner Bill Whelan “Gné na Gaeltachta” and Mozart’s Requiem.
On November 11th 2016 Lassus presented Remember the Brave, in St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, in commemoration of those who died in 1916. This concert established a pattern for subsequent special events – a moving and atmospheric 90 minute concert programme is presented in an inspiring architectural space with wonderful acoustics during which music is seamlessly combined with poetic readings. This is no ordinary concert – it is an occasion not to be missed!
Since then Lassus has performed at many Irish venues including the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Felim, Cavan (July 2017), St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford ( September 2018), St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen (November 2018). the National Concert Hall (December 2019) and The Portico of Ards (February 2020). Every November Lassus returns to St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4 to present a Remembrance Concert.
Further domestic and international performances and recordings are planned.
This exciting new freelance professional chamber choir is directed by Dr Ite O’Donovan.