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‘New voices, please!’ as Palestrina Choir starts recruiting campaign

“No prior musical education or training is necessary. However, we are ideally looking for boys and girls who love to sing and enjoy music," says musical director Blánaid Murphy.


Culture Night draws the curtain on Clonliffe College

Earlier this year the college and its grounds were sold to the GAA for a reported price of €95m.


Palestrina Choir issues festive new CD for Christmas

The CD features timeless carols as well as modern compositions by Irish composers, and choral pieces that are instantly evocative of the Christmas season.


New Irish sung Mass to premiere in Pro-Cathedral

A sung Mass has the potential to reach many people outside the circle of concert music – but it is not entertainment because the Mass itself is not.


Pope Francis – An Irish Welcome music CD released

“It is a lovely mix of music. It’s not in your face religious, it is very broad and it’s inspirational ... I got very emotional when I finished it.”


Carmelite prior installed as an ecumenical canon by CofI cathedral

It is “a great privilege to have Fr Brian McKay, long time and well-known Carmelite in Dublin, installed as an ecumenical canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral” – Canon Charles Mullen.


“We come to bid our farewell in this earthly life to Cardinal Desmond Connell”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.


Concert marks composer Colin Mawby’s 80th birthday

“Colin [Mawby] is such an advocate and proponent of choral work that we decided that it would be a great tribute to him.”


Project Messiah adds extra performance for charity

Challenge is to learn G.F. Handel’s masterpiece 'The Messiah' in six weeks and perform it at the start of Advent.


St Patrick’s Day vigil to be held on Hill of Slane

President Higgins to attend Mass and the blessing of shamrock at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin.


‘Messiah’ returns to Whitefriar Street

New choir was formed just over seven weeks ago to meet the challenge of learning the music for a performance on 29 November.


Singers willing to perform Messiah wanted

'Project Messiah’ to assemble choir that will learn Handel's masterpiece in eight weeks and perform it on the eve of Advent.


Host of choirs join forces for Messiah performance

Twenty-seven choirs from the dioceses of Dublin and Meath to perform this Saturday.

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