Thursday, January 1, 1998

Choral Director - Mark Keane

Mark directed our Adult Choir from 1998 - 2008, when he left to focus on his chamber group, Tribal Choral.

During this period, the choir was essentially a choral society, performing major works with orchestra at least twice a year.   Works during this period included Handel’s Messiah and Coronation Anthems, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven’s Symphony 9 The ‘Choral’, and Masses and Requiems by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Fauré, Caplet, Rutter and Britten, and the Irish premiere of Hesford’s Kiev Requiem.

The choir worked with orchestras including Trinity College Dublin Orchestra, ConTempo Festival Orchestra, Kildare County Orchestra, OMNI (Orchestral Musicians of Northern Ireland), Kerry Chamber Orchestra and the Czech Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra. The choir toured throughout Europe and highlights included performances in Prague, London, Budapest, Krakow and Vienna, and performing with leading soloists including Emmanuel Lawlor, Denise Leigh, Collette Boushell, Brendan Collins, Joan O’Malley, Graham J Norton, Joyce Byrne, Niamh Murray.

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