As part of the year-long 850th anniversary celebrations at St Mary’s Cathedral, we are delighted to be welcoming cathedral choirs from Waterford and Kilkenny for a special Three Choirs Concert on Saturday 19th May at 5pm. The main work in the programme is Mozart’s popular Coronation Mass. Mozart’s charming mass setting is full of good tunes and lively choral writing, and is an ideal piece for the combined choirs to be singing for this commemorative occasion. The other main piece to be sung by the assembled forces is Handel’s rousing anthem Zadok the Priest. The choirs – St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford and our own St Mary’s choir will each be singing a set of pieces on their own, so the programme will be nicely varied. It presents a rare opportunity to hear this kind of musical selection performed live right on our doorstep. Three cathedral choirs for the price of one if you like!
Tickets priced €10, with €8 concessions, are available from the cathedral website, www.saintmaryscathedral.ie, by phoning St Mary’s on 061 310293, or at the door. Please also see the website for more information on this concert and on the many other events throughout the year that have been organised in order to celebrate this significant anniversary of the foundation of St Mary’s Cathedral in 1168.
We hope to see you there!