Abendmusik: The Way of Sorrow

Date 02.04.2021
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Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present

Arvo Pärt, Passio

Live-streamed 5pm to 6.15pm


This concert can be viewed live at 5pm, after which the recording will be available to watch until 5pm on Tuesday 6 April.


Due to the ever-changing circumstances, ticket sales for this event are on hold until further notice.

Brian McAlea bass | Ciarán Kelly tenor| Christopher Fitzgerald-Lombard tenor | Aisling Kenny soprano | Laura Lamph alto | Malachy Frame bass | Bogdan Sofei violin | Adrian Mantu cello | Matthew Manning oboe | Michael Dooley bassoon | Ronan De Burca organ | Collegium choir | Mark Duley director



Pärt’s setting of the St. John Passion is perhaps one of the best-known choral works of the late twentieth-century. The gospel narrative speaks with direct intimacy, through a small piquantly-voiced instrumental and vocal ensemble and rigorous patterning of simple ideas. Despite the economical means, the work has a breathtaking nobility equal to its subject matter, and offers us a chance to follow the via dolorosa in a new and powerfully immediate way.

The lineup of performers includes Galway’s most well-known players alongside some of the brightest young Irish singers emerging on the European scene.

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