The choirs of Dublin Choral Foundation, The Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso, will present The ESB Great Christmas Concert in the National Concert Hall on Tuesday, December 17th 2019 at 8.00 pm.
Lassus, Dublin Choral Foundation’s fully professional chamber choir makes a special appearance as Guest Artists. The concert will also feature Feis Ceoil prizewinners Maria Rojas (oboe), Niamh Huethorst (French horn) and Katie Richardson McCrea (contralto) who began her musical training as a member of Piccolo Lasso. It promises to be another wonderful evening with lots of audience carols! Tickets from www.nch.ie Proudly supported by ESB.
Tickets from €15.00 – Group discount 15%. Book at 01 4170000 or online at www.nch.ie
LASSUS gave another stunning Remembrance Concert on Saturday, Nov 9th 2019 in St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4.
Lassus, directed by Dr Ite O’Donovan, Dublin Choral Foundation’s new and exciting professional choir, celebrated the peace which followed the Armistice of 1918 by presenting a Unique Concert of Music, Poetry & Readings in the wonderful acoustics of St Mary’s Church.
This special evening celebrated those who died in the Great War 1914-1919, in particular those whose names are inscribed on the Memorial Plinth on the inner wall of St Mary’s Church. Actors Dawn Bradfield and Mark O’Regan read poems of war and peace by poets including Thomas Kettle (Irish statesman who lost his life in 1916), W.B. Yeats, John Henry Newman (to be canonised on Oct 13th 2019) and Gerard Manley Hopkins, accepted into the Catholic Church by Newman in 1866 and later a Professor at University College Dublin.
The beautiful acoustics of St Mary’s was the perfect setting in which to hear timeless choral treasures from Renaissance masterpieces, including polychoral motets by Orlande de Lassus, Allegri’s Miserere and more recent choral masterworks including Ubi Caritas by Maurice Durufle and John Tavener’s Song for Athene.