Abendmusik (meaning ‘evening music’) takes its name from the famous 17th Century Sunday afternoon concerts of St Mary’s Church, Lübeck, in northern Germany. Like its forbear, this new concert series for Galway offers the opportunity to hear vocal music on religious themes in a non-liturgical context, and in the historic church at the city’s heart.
Sacred and secular, old and new will be brought together, with five new commissions from Irish composers featuring alongside the finest music from centuries past. Some of Ireland’s most eminent ensembles and performers will take part alongside artists from around Europe.
Abendmusik #1 – The Way of Sorrow
Following the guidance issued by the Government of Ireland on 12 March in relation to new measures to contain Covid-19, Music for Galway and Galway 2020 made the decision to postpone this event.
While we are extremely disappointed to have made these decisions, public health is our number one priority and we must follow Government advice.
Rescheduled date is 2 April 2021, original tickets valid.