The Palestrina Choir will give a special performance of Christmas carols at the National Concert Hall, Dublin this Wednesday 6 December.
Broadcaster Mary Kennedy will host the concert, which will be conducted by musical director, Blánaid Murphy, with accompaniment by resident organist Aleksandr Nisse.
The Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral holds a strong reputation for the singing of liturgical music, both here and overseas.
They are regularly called upon to perform at high profile state and diocesan events, including state funerals and events at Áras an Uachtaráin. Overseas they have performed in the Sistine Chapel and at Papal masses.
The young choir, traditionally comprising boys, will see girls singing with the choir on the NCH stage for the first time.
This year marks the 120th anniversary of the choir, which was founded by Edward Martyn in 1903.
Tickets are priced from €28 and are available from National Concert Hall: nch.ie.