Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Chamber Orchestra will perform a
service of remembrance for World War I on Thursday 6th November at 7pm. This unique and memorable evening will feature DuruflÃÂ©Ã¢??s beautiful Ã¢??RequiemÃ¢??,
with WWI poetic interpolations read by broadcaster Michael Lee and act of remembrance led by The Very RevÃ¢??d Dermot Dunne, Dean of
DuruflÃÂ©Ã¢??s Requiem is arguably one
of the most beautiful of all requiems. It was commissioned in 1947 by the
French music publisher, Durand, and was written in memory of the composer’s
father. At the time of commission, DuruflÃÂ© was working on an organ suite using
themes from Gregorian chants. He incorporated his sketches for that work into
the Requiem, which uses numerous themes from the Gregorian “Mass for the
Dead.”Nearly all the thematic material in the work comes from chant.
The choir of Christ Church Cathedral, directed by Ian Keatley, enjoys an enviable reputation as
one of Ireland‘s
finest choirs. Tracing its origins to 1493, the cathedral choir has always been
highly regarded in Dublin’s musical life and formed part of the inaugural
performance of Handel’s Messiah in
With the largest repertoire of any cathedral choir in the country,
covering more than five centuries and including specially commissioned works,
the choir sing three services a week and regularly perform in television and
radio broadcasts in both the UK and Ireland, including BBC Radio 3Ã¢??s iconic
Choral Evensong and RTÃ?Ã¢??s Sunday Worship.
Choral Service begins at 7pm sharp.
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Donations go towards the Christ Church Cathedral Music Fund.