Follwing their recent success on their debut television performance, this Sunday April 27 at 11am in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Dublin), the Chamber Choir of the Tullamore Academy of Music have been chosen to step into the shoes of the famous Palestrina Choir to sing motets by Lauridsen, Poston and the Byrd mass for four voices as well as the full plainchant latin mass with Professor Gerard Gillen on Organ.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the Papal Nuncio along with many other clergy will be the main celebrants for a Mass of Celebration to mark the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
On the same day in Rome, Pope Francis will declare Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints.
For those unable to make it to Rome this will be an opportunity closer to home to gather people to celebrate the life and legacy of the former popes.
The mass will be broadcast live via web broadcast available on the Pro Cathedral Website.