The Rose blooms in Dundalk

The 40th Anniversary of Dundalk Institute of Technology will be celebrated by DkIT choir and Orchestra with a special performance of The Rose. Written and composed by Siubhán Ó Dubháin, the work was originally performed as a Nativity opera in dozens of churches over the Millennium period, 1999-2000 with volunteer casts from communities across South Down, South Armagh and Louth. Siubhán has rewritten The Rose as a cantata for choir and orchestra and it will be performed in the Redemptorist Church, Dundalk on December 13th at 7.00pm. A lecturer in Music at Ceol Oirghialla, DkIT Department of Music, she has arranged the work for the 100 voice choir, soloists and orchestra, which includes musicians from all over Ireland, as well as international students. The Rose will be directed by music lecturer Anthony Norton. The programme will end in the traditional way with carols, and Choral Director David Stalling will conduct motets by Bruckner and Rachmanninoff.