ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY SET FOR GLORIOUS SUNDAY AT CONWAL

first_imgAnother chamber music recital is in preparation for this Sunday afternoon 11th of May at 3pm in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny.The Donegal Chamber Music Society continues with its popular Sunday afternoon concerts “Sundays in Conwal”, once more with the Donegal Camerata String Quintet, the resident ensemble of the series.Started in 2012, this series has increased both in numbers and variety of events, attracting regular classical music goers from as far as Culdaff, Crolly, Fanad, Derry and Strabane who gather together every month to enjoy another recital in this historic church in the Cathedral Town. For this occasion, the Donegal Camerata String Quintet will be joined by St. Eunan’s Cathedral Choir (conducted by Graham Harrison) and by Bass singer Brian McKeever, known to many people in Donegal and now living in Cavan.Graham Harrison has been involved in music making in Letterkenny for more than 30 years now; music lovers recall his Cathedral Boys Choir, the former Glendoon Singers and, more recently, the Conwal Singers, and his multi-instrumental skills.In 2012 he was appointed organist in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, continuing its musical tradition with his expert knowledge of the repertory. Less known, perhaps, are his composing skills; his songs for Bass and Violin, inspired by the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, will be performed by Brian McKeever (bass) and the leader of the Donegal Camerata, Hungarian born violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership).The String Quintet will perform music by Antonio Vivaldi, Samuel Barber, Leopold Mozart and Vincent Kennedy (CMC). At the end of the concert the ensemble will be joined by St. Eunan’s Cathedral Choir, which will present music by Gabriel Fauré, Johannes Eccard and Jacques Berthier. Admission: €10 / €5. Tickets available at the door.ProgramAntonín Dvorak: Waltz in A Major, Op. 54 No. 1Samuel Barber: Adagio for strings, Op. 11Antonio Vivaldi: Largo from “The Winter” Op. 8 No. 4 Charles Hubert Parry: Two Intermezzi for String TrioGeorg Friedrich Händel: Sarabande / Gottfried Heinrich Stölze: BourréeOisin and Ross Skinnader, cellos (DMEP’s students)Vincent Kennedy: Memories for two violins Leopold Mozart: Divertimento for strings in D MajorGraham Harrison: Three Kavanagh Songs for Bass and ViolinGabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean RacineJohannes Eccard: When Mary to the Temple wentJacques Berthier: Laudate Dominumhttp://donegalchambermusic.blogspot.ie/ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY SET FOR GLORIOUS SUNDAY AT CONWAL was last modified: May 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:conwalDonegal Chamber Music SocietyMUSICSt Eunan’s Cathedral ChoirSundayslast_img

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