Photo credit: William Murphy, 2015
Continuing the very successful collaboration between the Cork International Choral Festival and St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the Big Sing at the Cathedral is returning this year for a very special day of rehearsal and performance of some of our history’s most magnificent choral works. The day will be led by Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Director of Music and choral specialist, Peter Stobart.
After such a magnificent coming-together of voices last year for Fauré’s Requiem, we have chosen Handel’s Messiah, Part II for the 2019 edition, in the 260th anniversary of Handel’s death.
Saturday 16th February 2019 is the date to book on your diaries to come and sing one of the most popular and glorious choral works of all time. Certainly George Frideric Handel had no idea when he was composing his oratorio Messiah how far-reaching and universal its appeal would be!
Singers from all backgrounds are welcome, but reading music would be a great asset. You will learn Part II of the Messiah which will be then performed that same evening. You can download the score here.
If you would not like to sing, you can come to listen to the performance at 6.30 pm – Free admission, however donations are welcome.
Saturday 16th February, 2019
1.30 pm – Registration
2 pm – Rehearsal
3.30 pm – Break
4 pm – Rehearsal
5.30 pm – Break
6.30 pm – Performance
We look forward to having you with us!