St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin
Monday 26th May 2014, 1.15pm
St Albans Abbey Girls Choir
Director: Tom Winpenny
Organist: Michael Papadopoulos
Music for upper voices featuring sacred works by Kodály, Duruflé, Fauré, Grandi, Mendelssohn & Leighton and secular works by Henry Mancini & Jerome Kern
St Albans Abbey Girls Choir was formed in 1996 and sings Evensong twice a week in St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire, UK. The girls rehearse three times each week, before or after school. Primarily an upper-voice choir, for certain weekend services each term the girls sing with the Lay Clerks (the men of the Cathedral Choir). It is regarded as one of the finest ensembles of its type in the UK, and in addition to its role at the centre of the Cathedral’s daily round of worship, the Choir plays a major part in the prestigious St Albans International Organ Festival, which takes place biennially. The choir has broadcast Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3, and its CD recordings include critically acclaimed recordings of works by John Rutter and Felix Mendelssohn. The choir has toured the USA, Denmark, Germany and Holland. This is its first visit to the Republic of Ireland.
Free admission – donations welcome