Over 50 musicians from 10 parish choirs will join the choir of Christ Church Cathedral on Monday in Holy Week to sing John Stainer’s The Crucifixion. The performance will be in aid of Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza.
The event came about after a challenge from the archbishop, Michael Jackson, to help complete the €185,000 target for a solar panelling project at the hospital.
Speaking recently to the cathedral’s Residential Priest Vicar, Garth Bunting, the archbishop explained how there was a €65,000 shortfall in the target. Garth agreed to try and raise €10,000 at the cathedral and was soon joined in the challenge by Director of Music, Ian Keatley and Precentor, Canon Neil McEndoo.
Garth said, “The cathedral board has generously donated €3000 from its charitable giving. It is tremendous to have that encouragement.”
Commenting on the backing of the cathedral’s Music Department, Ian Keatley said, “We are supporting Fr Garth by promoting this charity fundraising concert as part of a collaboration with our Cathedral Music Outreach Project. As we continue to develop strong and positive relationships with the parish churches of Dublin and Glendalough, we have invited parish musicians to join us in supporting this fundraising for Al Ahli Hospital.”
The performance is being made possible by sponsorship from companies who work with the cathedral: Summit Conservation, Vize Optician, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Paul Arnold Architect and SupportIT.
Tickets for the performance on 21st March at 8.00pm are available now by clicking here and are €20.