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Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin (GBCC Friend)
Wed, July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Welcome the renowned Choir of Christ Church Cathedral from Dublin, Ireland to Boston at a free concert as part of their U.S. tour! Sponsored by Boston-based performance tour company Encore Tours, the concert will take place at Old South Church on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:30 pm. Admission to the concert is free, though space is limited and tickets should be reserved in advance. Celebrate Irish culture with this fantastic musical opportunity!
Encore Tours works with music directors across the U.S. to organize band, choir, orchestra, and other ensemble performance tours around the world. Encore’s performance tours are 100% customized to the needs of the ensembles that travel with them. Encore is a division of ACIS Educational Tours, the quality leader in educational travel since 1978. With a mission of taking music ensembles to new places, Encore helps thousands of musicians share their music with the world every year. For more information about Encore Tours, visit encoretours.com
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral enjoys an enviable reputation as one of Ireland’s finest choirs. Tracing its origins to 1493 with the founding of the choir school, the cathedral choir has always been highly regarded in Dublin’s musical life and took part in the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin in 1742. With the largest repertoire of any cathedral choir in the country, covering more than five centuries and including many works commissioned especially for it, the present choir is a mixed ensemble of around eighteen adult singers. In addition to singing at five cathedral services a week, the choir is in demand for television and radio broadcasts in both the UK and Ireland, including BBC Radio Three’s iconic Choral Evensong and appearing on RTE’s Sunday Worship program and a special RTE Radio broadcast on St Patrick’s Day. The choir has previously toured in Ireland, England, France, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and New Zealand. For more information about Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, visit christchurchcathedral.ie