Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present
Arvo Pärt, Passio
Live-streamed 5pm to 6.15pm
Jeffrey Ledwidge bass | Ciarán Kelly tenor| Christopher Bowen tenor | Kate Macoboy soprano | Stephen Wallace alto | Paul McGough bass
Bogdan Sofei violin | Adrian Mantu cello | Rebecca Halliday oboe | Mariana Paras bassoon | Ronan De Burca organ | Resurgam 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 line-up of performers includes Galway’s most well-known players alongside some of the brightest young Irish singers emerging on the European scene.
This concert can be viewed live at 5pm, after which the recording will be available to watch until Sunday 4 April when it will come off-line at 7.30pm.
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