An Irish Christmas - A Musical Celebration
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This delightful Christmas pageant of song pays tribute to the old city of Dublin as it celebrates its millennium. Join a spectacular cast of singers and musicians marking the occasion with an enchanting evening of Irish Yuletide magic at St. Patricks Cathedral. The glorious confines of St. Patricks Cathedral provide a magnificent concert setting for performances by its own gifted choir, as well as the West Point Glee Club, the RTE (Radio Telefeis Eire) Concert Orchestra, the RTE Philharmonic Choir, and the internationally renowned solo talents of Bernadette Greevy, Catherine Coates, and Dennis O Neill. Music Included: O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Nativity Carol, Once in Royal Davids City, Ding Dong Ding, A Christmas Childhood, Ave Maria, For Unto Us, Glory to God, How Far is it to Bethlehem? Simple Gifts, Sir Christmas, What Child is This? Go Tell it on the Mountain, Silent Night, He Wishes for the Cloth, How a Rose Eer Blooming, Sussex Carol, O Holy Night, Hallelujah! A Christmas celebration like this only comes around once every one thousand years, and this program ensures you can enjoy this one magic evening again and again. In the second part of the program, Galway, the ancient city of stone and water, cordially invites you to a holiday celebration filled with song. These soul-stirring Christmas performances were filmed at Galways famed Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, the living symbol of a modern city with ancient traditions. It is a night of extraordinary talent, featuring hundreds of beautiful voices from The Galway Baroque Singers and The Choristers of Belfast Cathedral. Music Included: The First Noel, Torches, Pueri Concinite, Ding Dong Merrily, Seachtain, Personent Hodie, The Holly and the Ivy, The Shepherds Farewell, The Cloths of Heaven, In Dulci Jubilo, Ne Timeas Maria, I Saw Three Kings, Good King Wenceslas, The Zither Carol, Silent Night, Guadeamus Omnes, Amen Chorus (Handels Messiah. This special Irish Christmas celebration continues at such venerable locations as the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and The Spanish Arch, as music brings the city to life just as it has for centuries on end.