Michaelmas Term Concert 2010
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Hodie – Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Serenade to Music – Willow-Wood
Conducted by David Leigh
Aoife O’Connell (Soprano) – Eugene Ginty (Tenor) – Eoghan Desmond (Baritone)
Featuring the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir and The Campanile Consort
Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th November 2010
Examination Hall, Trinity College Dublin – 8pm sharp
Tickets: €15 or €10 concession (Available at Door)
Join us for our upcoming celebration of the music of the twentieth-century British composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams. The main work being performed is Hodie, a Christmas cantata telling the story of the nativity and will feature the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir. This will be only the third ever performance in Ireland and the first since 1982. The other works include Fantasia on Christmas Carols and the Serenade to Music, which draws its text from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. UDCS is also extremely proud to present the Irish premiere of Willow-Wood, a cantata for baritone solo and orchestra. Please contact us for further information or ticket reservations.
Founded in 1837, The University of Dublin Choral Society is Trinity’s oldest and largest choir and is believed to be the oldest Choral Society among the universities of Great Britain and Ireland. Throughout its history, UDCS has had the honour of presenting the first performances in Ireland of some thirty-five choral works including Bach’s Mass in B Minor (1908), Verdi’s Requiem (1876), and Mozart’s Grand Mass in C (1906). The tradition that members wear the formal academic gown for performances is upheld and concerts take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Examination Hall, Trinity College Dublin.