Galway Baroque Singers (GBS), under the direction of Audrey Corbett, are set to join with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society (DLCS) and the renowned conductor, David Brophy for the second concert in their exciting Choral Fusion concert series.
This March, concerts are scheduled for Dublin and Galway, in which the choirs will perform works by two wonderful baroque composers, Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) and Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695). The first concert took place last Saturday in St. Anne’s Church, Dublin, to a very appreciative audience. The second concert will be at 8pm this Saturday, 11 March, in Galway Cathedral.
Lully is regarded as one of the great masters of the French Baroque style. His Te Deum, which is considered his best known and most successful sacred work, was first performed at Fontainebleau near Paris on 9 September 1677. It will be one of two pieces from this composer performed by the choirs. Henry Purcell is considered one of the greatest English composers and a master of a uniquely English style of Baroque music. Purcell’s music and harmonies have influenced musicians of all genres through the ages. GBS and DLCS will perform Purcell’s beautiful My Heart is Inditing, an eight-part choral work with four-part strings and eight soloists, which was composed for the coronation of King James II on 23 April 1685.
In the concert, GBS and DLCS will again be joined by the exciting young orchestra, the Fishamble Sinfonia and some of Ireland’s top young soloists. It promises to be a wonderful and uplifting musical feast!
Tickets (€20, €15 for students) for the Galway concert are available in advance from Charlie Byrne’s Bookstore, Middle Street, and online on their Eventbrite page titled ‘Choral Fusion Double Choir Series presents Lully & Purcell’ on www.eventbrite.ie
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