Palestrina choir from Ireland
The Embassy of Ireland is delighted to present an evening of Irish and Estonian music on Thursday 12 May, when we will welcome The Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin to St. John’s Church on Freedom Square. The choir will perform together with St. Michael’s Boys’ Choir from Tallinn.
For over one hundred years The Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin has grown into a much loved and respected institution which continues to develop its unparalleled reputation for the singing of liturgical music. Blánaid Murphy has been Director of the Palestrina Choir since 2002 and is recognised as one of Ireland’s foremost choral directors.
St. Michael’s Boys’ Choir was founded in 1988 in Tallinn educational centre ‘Collegium Educationis Revaliae’. Its focus lies in historical sacred music: Gregorian chant, early polyphony, and Estonian folk hymns. The choir’s repertoire also includes secular folk songs as well as contemporary choral music. Kadri Hunt has been chief conductor of the choir since 1995.
We hope you can join us as we celebrate the rich musical traditions of Ireland and Estonia. The concert is free of charge and open to all – there is no need to register in advance.
When: 6pm on Thursday, 12 May 2022
Where: St. John’s Church, Freedom Square
Embassy of Ireland