DkIT Choir and Orchestra to perform in the Church of the Holy Redeemer

Ceol Oirghialla, DkIT Choir and Orchestra will present a concert of Choral Music in the inspirational setting of the Church of the Holy Redeemer at Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk on Wednesday April 25th at 7.30pm. The 120 voice choir was founded in 2003, and since its first feisty performance in the Whitaker Theatre has come a long way, with a repertoire ranging from Brian Irvine's commissioned work 'Gullion Tales', performed in Belfast's Ulster Hall in 2010, to Handel's 'Messiah', in the Redemptorist Church. The choir recently performed a sacred cantata, 'The Rose', composed by its founding director Siubhán Ó Dubhain, a music lecturer in DkIT. Siubhán is full of praise and admiration for the current choir, and the commitment of the student members. 'Since September, we have doubled choir rehearsal time, at the request of the students, who really appreciate the whole department coming together to make such a magnificent sound.' She singles out thecurrent conductor, her colleague David Stalling as 'an inspirational director' who has done tremendous work over the past year, in pursuit of choral excellence.

The anchor work at Wednesday night's concert will be the vivacious Vivaldi 'Gloria', one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire, and a set of sacred works 'a capella', which range from the Renaissance classic, 'Justorum Animae' by Lassus, to a selection of contemporary motets by Lieti, Arvo Pärt, and John Sheppard. The contemporary works are very appropriate in the setting of a beautiful contemporary church, and promise the listener an entertaining and uplifting evening of music.