Monday, December 11th
Main Stage, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2
- Goethe Choir
- John Dexter
- Other Performers:
- Megan O'Neill & Aimee Kearney, Soprano Eilís Dexter, alto Rory Lynch, tenor Matthew Mannion, bass David Leigh, organ
Gloria! With the song of angels, the Goethe Choir returns to the NCH for our ever-popular Christmas concert. We are joined by outstanding local vocal and instrumental soloists to present a concert featuring spectacular seasonal choral music. We mark William Byrd’s 400th anniversary with Rorate caeli desuper and celebrate JS Bach’s arrival in Leipzig in 1723 with one of his exceptionally beautiful Christmas cantatas, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (BWV 61). The highlight of the concert is a rare performance of Antonio Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus (RV 594), a spectacular piece for two choir, two orchestras and trumpets.