Recent Concerts

“Sing Again”

On 21 January 2022 Taoiseach Micheál Martin said, when announcing the lifting of many restrictions imposed due to the Covid pandemic, “We need to see each other again. We need to see each other smile. We need to sing again.”

We took the Taoiseach’s sentiments on board for our “Sing Again” concert in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday 14 May 2022. We were thrilled to perform a lovely, varied programme of classical and more modern choral pieces.

To mark our 70th anniversary, the choir commissioned Irish composer Judith Ring to compose a ten minute choral work based on the poem ‘The Weaver’ by Diane Tierney. This received its world premiere as part of our ‘Sing Again’ concert. Below is a short extract from the final section of the piece. This initiative was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

The programme also included the clear, full sound of Niall O’Sullivan on trumpet, Catherine Redding’s warm, soaring soprano voice and the thunderous impact of the cathedral organ as mastered by David Leigh.

The Guinness Choir wishes to acknowledge the generous support for this concert of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sports and Media, and Dublin City Council, together with our sponsors, patrons and friends.

And a special thanks to our wonderful audience for whom it was our pleasure to “Sing Again”.

Some photos from the concert are here 

The choral programme was as follows:

The Heavens are Telling (The Creation) F.J. Haydn
Ave Verum Corpus W.A. Mozart
Locus Iste A. Bruckner
Ruht Wohl/Ach Herr J.S. Bach
The Weaver  (Diane Tierney) Judith Ring (50 second sample)
Londonderry Air Arr. J.B Chilcott
Seal Lullaby E. Whitacre (audio 3:31)
The Rose O. Gjeilo
Because (Abbey Road) Lennon & McCartney
Abendlied J. Rheinberger
Cantique de Jean Racine G. Fauré
Hallelujah (Messiah) G.F. Handel


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A record of all our concerts performed to date can be found in our Archives.


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