Bray Choral Society are honoured to have been asked to collaborate in this County Wicklow performance on Saturday 5th November in the National Concert Hall. Featured choirs from around County Wicklow include: Bray Choral Society, Wicklow Choral Society, West Wicklow Voices, Get Vocal Choirs and the children of the Holy Rosary National School from Wicklow Town.
Wicklow County Arts Office in association with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra present a world premiere of ‘Mary Gordon’, a new oratorio for massed choirs, solo vocalists, narrator and symphony orchestra. This is a major new choral commission where events of 1916 intertwine with folklore and the mythology of Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow.
With music by Brian Irvine and Neil Martin, author Marina Carr has created a gothic folklore about a 1916 love story and the flooding of the Poulaphouca Reservoir in Blessington as the basis for this oratorio.
Conducted by Fergus Shiel (Opera Theatre Company), narrated by Sean McGinley with soprano Sarah Power and Tenor Gerard Schneider.
Tickets: €20 (concession €18) from the National Concert Hall, 01 417 0000 or www.nch.ie. Early bird price of 15 up to 15th October using promo code ‘Early Bird’.