The Priory Singers, one of Ireland’s leading chamber choirs, perform at St Thomas’ Parish Church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, on Friday March 30.
The choir, which has featured on the BBC and RTE as well as undertaking summer residences at a number of English cathedrals, is a must–see for lovers of religious and choral music.
The concert programme includes the Songs of Farewell by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and Messe Solenelle by Louis Vierne.
The Songs of Farewell have rarely been performed as a complete sequence in Northern Ireland.
They are based on wonderful texts, some biblical, others by poets such as John Donne and have a marvellous emotional and musical intensity very appropriate to the approach of Holy Week. The Messe Solenelle is a musical extravaganza for organ and choir, a typically thrilling tour de force of French music of the late romantic period.
Admission is £10 for adults (£8 for students and pensioners). Concert starts at 8pm.