The Dublin Choral Festival takes place on Bloomsday, June 16, and, once again, the concert will be given in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
It will an evening of choral delights featuring 130 performers from across the United States and Ireland. This extraordinary event includes works by composers from both sides of the Atlantic including Michael McGlynn, John Rutter and Dave Brubeck. Under the baton of Dr William Skoog of Rhodes College.
A chorus of American singers from across the United States, a jazz ensemble, and Dublin’s very own Kaleidoscope Ensemble will perform a rich and varied programme of Celtic, American and European music.
The theme for this year’s concert is ‘Sounds of Spirituality’ and features contemporary works from both sides of the Atlantic.
The programme includes:
The Celtic Mass …Michael McGlynn
All My Hope from “To Hope! A Celebration” ....Dave Brubeck (featuring Darius Brubeck on Piano)
Neither Angels, Nor Demons, Nor Powers .... Timothy C. Takach
A Gaelic Blessing ………John Rutter
Music Down in My Soul …..Moses Hogan
and much more.......
Dr William Skoog has conducted various university choirs with the Toledo Symphony, Ohio; the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Moravian Symphony Orchestra. He served as a featured artistic director and conductor of the distinguished Lucerne Choral Festival, Switzerland in 2008, conducting choirs from throughout the United States with the Santa Maria Orchestra from Lucerne. The concert begins at 8pm on Bloomsday, all proceeds are in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Date: Saturday Night, June 16, 2018
Time: 20:00hrs sharp (doors open at 19:30; please arrive at least 15 minutes before concert start)
Duration: Approx 90 minutes
Admission: Standard €10.00; Seniors (aged 65+) €8.00; Students (with valid ID) €8.00. All proceeds are in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Book Online: Tickets are bookable online here. Book early to avoid disappointment.Buy Tickets
By BUS: Christchurch Place is on several bus routes, including 123, 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a and 77x - see DublinBus.ie for information.
By LUAS: Christ Church is served by the Luas Red Line. Get off at the Four Courts stop and cross the river on to Winetavern Street.
By TRAIN: Christ Church is located 15 minutes walk from Heuston and 20 minutes walk from Connolly Rail Stations, both of which are served by the number 90 bus which stops on both sides of the quays directly opposite the cathedral.
By DART: Christ Church is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Tara Street Dart Station.
CAR PARKING: The nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church, accessed from Werburgh Street, just across from the cathedral. It is a 24-hour car park.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.34345159999999, Longitude -6.271013000000039