"Celebrating 120" Christmas with the Palestrina Choir

Saturday 10th December, 2022

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The Boys and Gentlemen of the Palestrina Choir
Aleksandr Nisse, Organist
Continuum Youth Choir
Dublin Brass
Mary Kennedy, compère
Noel McDonagh, producer
Blánaid Murphy, musical director 

For many years, the Palestrina Choir’s Christmas concert has delighted audiences. The special sound of boy choristers and engaging selection of carols has ensured that this annual Christmas concert at the NCH is always a special evening in the run -up to Christmas. 

This concert launches the Palestrina Choir’s 120-year celebrations.

The Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin is a much loved and respected institution which an unparalleled reputation in Ireland for the singing of liturgical music.

Blánaid Murphy is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading conductors. She has been Director of The Palestrina Choir since 2002.

The ministry of the Palestrina Choir in the Pro-Cathedral links the church, which serves as the Cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, with its sister cathedrals throughout the world. The central mission of cathedral life is, through the Liturgy, to lift the human heart in the praise and worship of God, “beauty ever ancient, ever new” (St Augustine).

The Palestrina Choir, in their consistent excellence in expressing – through sacred music – the most sublime creativity of the human spirit, continues the time-honoured tradition of cathedral music which connects those at all stages of the pilgrim journey through life with the One who inspires all creativity.

Presented by The Palestrina Choir

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