Summer concert 2024

The choir held its summer concert last Sunday afternoon June 9th in the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin.  We were privileged to perform with the internationally acclaimed Irish pianist John O’Conor, who delighted an enthusiastic and highly appreciative audience in a series of works by Beethoven.  This included a solo performance by him of the Pathetique Sonata as well as the piano accompaniment (along with solo violin and cello) of the wonderful soprano soloist Emma Nash and the choir sopranos and altos in a number of Beethoven’s arrangements of Irish melodies.

The concert culminated in a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy for piano, orchestra and chorus, a work which opens with an extended passage of brilliant music for solo piano before continuing with orchestral accompaniment and finally being joined by the choir for a rousing and ecstatic conclusion, which received a standing ovation from the enraptured audience.   We were particularly delighted to be able to give a repeat performance of a work that John O’Conor had previously played with the choir in 1976.

Go to our Gallery webpage to see some photos of the occasion.

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