As part of the year-long 850th anniversary celebrations at St Mary’s Cathedral, They are welcoming cathedral choirs from Waterford and Kilkenny for a special Three Choirs Concert on Saturday 19th May at 5pm.
The main work in the programme is Mozart’s popular Coronation Mass. Mozart’s charming mass setting is full of good tunes and lively choral writing, and is an ideal piece for the combined choirs to be singing for this commemorative occasion.
The other main piece to be sung by the assembled forces is Handel’s rousing anthem
Zadok the Priest. The choirs – St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Christ Church Cathedral,
Waterford and St Mary’s choir will each be singing a set of pieces on their own, so
the programme will be nicely varied.
It presents a rare opportunity to hear this kind of musical selection performed live right on our doorstep. Tickets priced 10 euro, with 8 euro concessions, are available from the cathedral
website www.saintmaryscathedral , by telephone 061 310293 or at the door on the night.
Please also see the website for more information on this concert and on the many other
events throughout the year that have been organised in order to celebrate this significant
anniversary of the foundation of St Mary’s Cathedral in 1168.
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