Good Friday April 2nd 2021

The Leap of Faith – Friday 2nd April 2021

On the programme this evening, a Good Friday gathering of guests celebrates sacred music inspired by the Passion: Composer Sir James MacMillan, Director of the Royal Irish Academy of MusicProfessor Deborah Kelleher and Choral Director, Mark Duley.

Sir James MacMillan – Photo twitter.com

Music choices – Sir James MacMillan, Composer:

St John’s Passion: Part II, movt 7, Jesus and His Mother.  Composer: James MacMillan. London Symphony Orchestra.

Seven Last Words From The Cross.  Composer: James MacMillan.  Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia.

Professor Debora Kelleher – Photo riam.ie

Music choices – Professor Deborah Kelleher, Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin:

Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St Matthew Passion – Bernadette Greevy and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Beckett.  Composer JS Bach.

O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden from St Matthew Passion – Gabrieli Players, conducted by Paul McCreesh.  Composer: JS Bach.

Passio, Hillier/Hilliard ensemble. (opening)  Composer:  Arvo Pärt

Mark Duley – Photo resurgam.ie

Music choices – Mark Duley, Choral Director:

Passion, Ars Nova Copenhagen/Hillier, movts 1&2 (tracks 12&13).  Composer: Schutz Johannes 

Passion, 1st movt, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Herreweghe.  Composer: JS Bach 

Matthäus-Passion, movts  49, 50a & 50b (tracks 20-22).  Composer: JS Bach

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