Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present
Arvo Pärt, Passio
Brian McAlea bass | Ciarán Kelly, tenor| Aisling Kenny soprano | Laura Lamph, alto | Malachy Frame bass | Bogdan Sofei violin | Adrian Mantu cello | Matthew Manning oboe | Michael Dooley bassoon | Ronan De Burca organ | Collegium, choir | Mark Duley, director
Pärt’s setting of the St. John Passion is perhaps one of the best-known choral works of the late twentieth-century. The gospel narrative speaks with direct intimacy, through a small piquantly-voiced instrumental and vocal ensemble and rigorous patterning of simple ideas. Despite the economical means, the work has a breathtaking nobility equal to its subject matter, and offers us a chance to follow the via dolorosa in a new and powerfully immediate way.
The lineup of performers includes Galway’s most well-known players alongside some of the brightest young Irish singers emerging on the European scene.
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