Arvo Pärt, Passio

Arvo Pärt, Passio

Friday, 2 April 2021, 5.00pm

Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present

Arvo Pärt, Passio
Live-streamed 5pm to 6.15pm

Jeffrey Ledwidge bass | Ciarán Kelly tenor| Christopher Bowen tenor | Kate Macoboy soprano | Stephen Wallace alto | Paul McGough bass

Bogdan Sofei violin | Adrian Mantu cello | Rebecca Halliday oboe | Mariana Paras bassoon | Ronan De Burca organ | Resurgam 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 line-up of performers includes Galway’s most well-known players alongside some of the brightest young Irish singers emerging on the European scene.

The programme will be available to download from Thursday 1 April 2021.
This concert can be viewed live at 5pm, after which the recording will be available to watch until 5pm on Tuesday 6 April.

See link below for further details.

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