We know the Score
Fauré Requiem May 2015
Well attended and much appreciated
Our concert on Sunday May 10th in the Redemptorist Church, Dundalk was a great success. As always, it was well attended and very warmly received. On this occasion Setanta Choir joined the members of St. Joseph’s Senior choir for an evening of music and song to raise funds for the restoration of the church organ.
The uniqueness of the Fauré Requiem
Listen to ‘Sanctus’ from Fauré Requiem
To open the concert Trevor Clarke, who is St. Joseph’s Music Director and organist, played the Grand March from Aida.
This was followed by the main feature of the concert the Fauré Requiem.
Of all the requiems, from Mozart to Britten, Fauré’s stands out for its serenity and soothing gentleness and has often been described as ‘a lullaby of death’.
The soloists were selected from within the choir. Jim Conlon sang the Hostia from the Offertorium, Briege Kelly the Pie Jesu and Peter Boyle the Libera Me.
All three did a tremendous job and we are delighted that they accepted the invitation to perform.
A great selection of choral classics
The second half of the concert saw both choirs perform some choral classics such as Steal Away, Ashokan Farewell, and The Easter Hymn by Mascagni.
Fionnuala Quinn, the young Dundalk Soprano was truly impressive. Only 15 years old, she sang with such clarity and confidence we have no doubt we will hear a lot more from her in the future. Her teacher Eugene Ginty thrilled the audience with the powerful song from Phantom of the Opera ‘Music of the Night. A great evening of music in a wonderful setting for a very worthy cause.