Faith Matters

A View of the Cross in Armagh through music and sacred song with Cappella Caeciliana and Eamonn Dougan

St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Armagh. Picture by Hugh Russell.

LEADING choir Cappella Caeciliana will be joined by internationally renowned singer and conductor Eamonn Dougan in an Easter concert in Armagh on Sunday.

The 'A View of the Cross' evening will be held in St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

In the first half of the performance, Mr Dougan - whose father was a native of Armagh - will conduct the choir in a programme of music for Palm Sunday and Holy Week, including various musical portrayals of Christ's crucifixion.

During the second half of the concert, Mr Dougan and Cappella Caeciliana will be joined by an orchestra of leading musicians to perform Gabriel Fauré's Requiem.

Donal McCrisken, Cappella Caeciliana's musical director, said: "We are thrilled to be collaborating with Eamonn Dougan to present this programme of music for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

"We're looking forward to being joined by Alissa Firsova in the Irish premiere of her Stabat Mater, which is a wonderfully expressive and poignant composition."

:: 'A View of the Cross' takes place in St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Armagh on Sunday April 9 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from Armagh Parish Office (028 3752 2813) or Armagh Visitor Information Centre (028 3752 1800). Students and under 25s will be admitted free.

 

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