Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas through the glorious music of the season!
LYRIC OPERA presents CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT – with the world-renowned PALESTRINA CHOIR, a rising star of Irish opera RACHEL CROASH, and Ireland's leading brass ensemble DUBLIN BRASS.
Artistic Director VIVIAN J. COATES creates this most wonderful evening of choral and musical joy – as befits the season. In an evocative candle-lit setting, enjoy an exquisite array of Christmas Carols – from the much loved to the lesser-known - in a spectacular musical event which is not to be missed.
Conducted by the director of the Palestrina Choir, BLÁNAID MURPHY
This event will sell out – Book Early!
LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLES
RACHEL CROASH - Soprano
BLÁNAID MURPHY - Conductor
VIVIAN J. COATES - Director
Our Christmas programme will include:
Vivaldi - Gloria in Excelsis Deo” from Gloria
Chilcott - Good King Wenceslas*
Handel - Arr- Mack Wilberg - Joy to the world
Traditional : Arr- Connor O'Reilly - Wexford Carol
Mozart - “Alleluia” from Exsultate jubilate
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Trad. (arr. Wilcocks) - The first Nowell*
Adam - O Holy Night
Tavener - The lamb
Darke - In the bleak midwinter
Trad. (arr. Wilcocks) - God rest ye merry gentlemen
Traditional - The holly and the ivy
Trad. (arr. Wilberg) - Ding Dong Merrily on High
Handel - “Eternal source of light divine”
Handel - “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson
Traditional - The twelve days of Christmas
Carols for Everyone
Trad. (arr. Wilcocks) - Once in Royal David’s city*
Mendelssohn (arr. Wilcocks) - Hark! The herald angels sing*
Trad. (arr. Wilcocks) - O come, all ye faithful*
Trad. (arr. Wilcocks) - While shepherds watched their flocks*
Trad. (arr. Wilcocks) - Away in the manger*