As has become a tradition for Good Friday each year, Music For Galway has invited organist and choral director Mark Duley to wow audiences in the city.
Music for Galway invites peoples of all faiths and none to gather for an hour or thereabouts in the serene setting of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church this Friday, April 7 and to grant themselves some piece and time to meditate to the sounds of choice sacred choral music.
This year Mark Duley has decided to work with his vocal ensemble Collegium, a group comprising of the best singers in Galway and beyond.
They will bring us two magnificent Spanish Renaissance works appropriate to Good Friday: Victoria’s sublime Requiem (Missa pro defunctis) of 1605 and Alonso Lobo’s Lamentations of Jeremiah, recently rescued from obscurity and possibly receiving a first performance in Ireland.
Mark Duley is one of Ireland’s most well-known choral specialists and has led workshops and masterclasses for choirs and conductors in Ireland, the UK, and continental Europe.
He founded Resurgam in 2003, with the aim of establishing it as Ireland’s premier project-based professional choir. He has directed the choir in numerous concerts and tours and over a wide range of repertoire.
Mark was born and raised in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and came to Ireland more than three decades ago, in 1992.
He has held several major posts in the country, including organist and director of music at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, chorusmaster to the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, artistic director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and artistic director of Pipeworks.
Make time for yourself this Good Friday and join and come to St. Nicholas’ Collegiate church at 5.00pm.
Tickets are available from the Music for Galway website www.musicforgalway.ie or by phone 091 705962 and are €18/€16 and €6 for full-time students and school going children.
Music for Galway Friends have a special concession of €14. If you are interested in becoming a MfG Friend, visit the website or phone the office.