Sacred Good Friday concert offers a space for reflection


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Sacred Good Friday concert offers a space for reflection Sacred Good Friday concert offers a space for reflection

Music for Good Friday, the annual concert presented by Music for Galway in conjunction with the Collegium Choir, directed by Mark Duley, has become part of Galway’s Easter calendar.

This year’s event will take place next Friday, March 29, in the city’s St Nicolas’ Collegiate Church at 5pm with a concert, titled Salvator Mundi.

This hour-long concert offers an opportunity to people of all faiths and none to take time from the hustle and bustle of life and sit in the calm of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, immersed in the sounds of Collegium, which is the chamber choir of St Nicholas’ Schola Cantorum, explains Anna Lardi of Music for Galway..

The programme for the occasion takes its title Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the  World) “from the first movement of Herbert Howells’ poignant and moving Requiem, and explores the theme in other beautiful motets by Tallis, Philips, Ešenvalds and Dubra”, says director Mark Duley.

The Schola Cantorum’s flagship chamber choir, Collegium, takes its title from the ancient designation of St Nicholas’ as a collegiate church, which dates back to 1486. Its choir is made up of between 16-20 of Galway’s finest singers, with numbers increasing or decreasing depending on the projects being undertaken. Most of its members sing in one of the Schola’s other choirs and many also sing in other Galway choral ensembles.

Standard tickets for Salvator Mundi cost €18, with a concession price of €16.20 for people aged over 66, and €14 rate for MfG Friends. Social inclusion tickets at €9 are available to children, fulltime students, and to people in receipt of disability, carers and back-to-work allowance as well as to people seeking refuge and to refugees. Tickets can be booked online at or by calling 091705962.

Pictured: The Collegium Choir, under Mark Duley’s direction.


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