Gerben Mourik (organ)
Orla Flanagan (director)
with introductory talk by Fr Patrick Claffey (Trinity College Dublin) at 7:30PM
This concert is set in the sumptuous surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral. It explores some of the most popular chorales by Martin Luther himself, in a variety of musical forms and settings from over four centuries. It centres around organ improvisations by gifted young Dutch organist Gerben Mourik, winner of many international awards including the coveted St Alban’s International Improvisation Competition.
Ireland’s acclaimed chamber choir the Mornington Singers, under the direction of Orla Flanagan, sing music showcasing the extraordinary influence of the chorale. It includes settings by Michael Altenburg, Michael Praetorius, Samuel Scheidt, Johannes Brahms and Melchior Franck. Chorales include Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, Christ lag in Todesbanden, Es ist das heil uns kommen her and Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.
A feature of this concert will be its participatory nature, with the audience invited to join in singing some of the chorales, thereby taking the role of the congregation in a traditional Lutheran service. It will be led by singers attending an afternoon introductory rehearsal, followed by the pre-concert talk on Martin Luther and his legacy.
Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
Dates: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 20:00 (please arrive at least 15 minutes before start).
Duration: Approx 1 hour
Admission: Tickets €18 (€14 concession)
Booking: Tickets Bookable Online Here.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