A special Christmas concert entitled ‘Christmas Trees’ will take place in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on 15 December in support of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.
Cois Cladaigh’s Christmas concerts are unlike other choral events at this time of year – they do not feature traditional, well- known carols and there are no readings.
The choir seeks out lesser-known compositions and arrangements of Christmas music from around the world and Cois Cladaigh’s festive concerts have become an integral part of the Galway Christmas musical calendar.
The concert features a World Premiere performance of a piece called “Legacy” written for the choir by Eamon Murray, Irish premiere performances of “Christmas Trees” by the contemporary Latvian composer, Eriks Ešenvalds and “Rosa Mystica” and the U.S. Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance priest, Fr. Chrysogonus Waddell plus a number of Renaissance and contemporary settings of a selection of Christmas texts.
The music comes from eight countries and the choir will be singing in 6 languages.
Monies raised from the event will go to Galway based charity, Breast Cancer Research formally the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI), a national charity based in Galway who fundraise to support teams of researchers based at the Lambe Institute NUI, Galway lead by Professor Michael Kerin.
Tickets for this special concert are €15 each or €10 with concession and are available from The National Breast Cancer Research office at 091 863917 or by calling Brendan on 086 2417468