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Brahms’ Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March at 8pm
Tickets: €15 / €10 (concession) – Available at door or online (see below)
Special student ticket price of €7 for tickets purchased in advance at our stand in the Arts Block during the week of the 18th of March.

Join the University of Dublin Choral Society in our upcoming performance of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht.

Brahms’ Requiem is one of the most loved masterworks in the choral repertoire. In contrast to the great Requiems of Mozart and Verdi, it it is a non-liturgical work of mourning, offering consolation for the living. UDCS performed the Irish premiere of the piece in 1911.

The contrast with Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht could hardly be more great. It is a secular work concerning a conflict between Christians and pagans in the Harz mountains, with the text written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Soloists: Grace Bermingham (Soprano), Stuart Kinsella (Tenor) and Gyula Nagy (Bass).

Conducted by David Leigh

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Upcoming concerts

Our upcoming performances of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht will take place in the Public Theatre, Trinity College on March 20 and 21 at 8pm. The soloists for the concerts will be announced shortly, and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.


In other news, UDCS will be taking part in the revival of the Choral Intervarsities, taking place at TCD this upcoming weekend. Our AGM will be on Wednesday 13th February, while the Cherry Cup competition will happen a week later on the 20th.

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