AFRICAN-AMERICAN spirituals, sacred music, and opera will all be performed in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Saturday June 6 at 8pm for the Galway Choral Association Summer Choral Concert.
The programme includes arrangements by Malcolm Sargent and Roy Ringwald of African American spirituals such as 'Deep River' and 'Little David, Play on Yo’ Harp', Palestrina’s Alma Redemptoris Mater, and James McMillan's 'So Deep'. The choir is conducted by musical director Norman Duffy. Special guests include Medtronic Chorale, winners of Galway Choir Factor 2015, under director Ronan De Burca; pianist Catherine Higgins from Salthill; and Limerick tenor, Derek Moloney.
"Palestrina’s setting of Alma Redemptoris Mater is challenging to sing, and an uplifting experience for every audience,” said musical director Norman Duffy. "Written in the Renaissance, it is an extremely melodic and fluid choral work, ideally suited to a cappella performance in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church."
Tickets are €12/10 and are available from Opus II, High Street, from choir members, or at the door. See also www.galwaychoral.ie