Special Guest Eleanor McEvoy Joins The Guinness Choir for Christmas Concert
The Guinness Choir Announces Christmas Concert Featuring:
Where: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8
When: Sunday the 3rd of December, 2017
Time: 7pm (please note early start time)
Tickets: €15 from Paypal or on: Eventbrite or Tel: 086 881 8044
The Guinness Choir will perform its annual Christmas Concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin on Sunday, 3rd December 2017, starting at 7pm. The concert will feature festive works including: Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols’, and will also feature special guest songwriter, singer and ‘A Woman’s Heart’ composer, Eleanor McEvoy.
The concert will finish with a selection of well-known carols. This is a concert not to be missed and is sure to sell out quickly, so early booking is advised.
The Guinness Choir is making their collaborative Christmas concerts something of a tradition, with Paul Brady joining the choir as a special guest in 2016.
About a Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten
A Ceremony of Carols Op.28 was originally written for treble voices and harp. This arrangement for SATB voices is by Julius Harrison. It was conceived on a transatlantic voyage in 1942 as Britten returned from America. He uses a selection of medieval texts contained in The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems, many of which in their simplicity convey a strong message. As with so much of Britten’s choral music, he displays an innate affinity with the words. The harp accompaniment on the evening is provided by Cliona Doris.