Vivaldi’s Gloria the highlight of Edenderry choral concert

ST Mary’s Church in Edenderry is the place to be on Sunday for all lovers of classic choral music when Eden Chorale will present a concert of Choral Classica from a range of genres.

ST Mary’s Church in Edenderry is the place to be on Sunday for all lovers of classic choral music when Eden Chorale will present a concert of Choral Classica from a range of genres.

The Chorale will be joined by a number of visiting choirs, The Tredagh Singers from Drogheda, the Longford County Choir and by Edenderry’s newest choir Perfect Harmony. The choirs will also be joined by the Midland Baroque Orchestra.

The first half of the concert will feature a selection of choral and orchestral classics, performed separately by each choir and by the Orchestra. There will also be a number of solo and duet performances from Niamh Browne, Bernadette Brereton, Fergus Conaghan and Dana Davis-Daly. The combined choir will bring the curtain down for the interval with a powerful rendition of May We Never Have to say Goodbye.

Part two of the concert will be a milestone in musical performance in Edenderry, when the combined Choirs and Orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria.

It is generally accepted that Antonio Vivaldi composed this magnificent work between 1713 and 1716, while he was employed as substitute ‘maestro di coro’ at the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice. At the time this was a charitable institution, where musical education became a priority, with choral singing a speciality.

This performance will mark the first time a full scale choral work, with full choir and orchestra will be performed in Edenderry. Under the musical direction of Ann Conaghan and Vincent Hunt, this event promises to be a very special occasion and is not to be missed.

Tickets costing €15 are available from Holt’s and Brady’s in Edenderry, or from any member of Eden Chorale. Proceeds will go to KARE and to local Parish funds.