Friday, 16 December 2016

Cavan Cathedral Service Christmas 2016

On December 14th, once again the Cathedral in Cavan was packed to capacity for the Christmas Carol celebration that has become the highlight of the season for many. Seven choirs, two orchestras, many soloists and students from local schools, a hard working production team worked together with the parish team to prepare a really lovely service of song, music, reading and light.

Here is the music that was enjoyed by all who attended...

Once In Royal David’s City (arr. Willcocks), All singing, soloist Fr Kevin Donohoe
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Willcocks), All singing
Guide Us O Lord (Gilleran), Cavan Rugby Club Male Voice Choir
Carols of the Bells (Leontovych), Royal School Choir
Angels' Carol (Rutter), Loreto College Choir
A New Born Child (Sund), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers
Silent Night (Gruber/Trotman), All choirs, Soloists Cara Cullen & Ailing O'Donoghue
Christmas Rhapsody No.2 (C. Tackney), St Patrick's College Choir & Ensemble
Ave Maria (Mascagni), Duet: Fr Darragh Connolly & Clare Reilly
Deck the Halls (Willcocks), All school choirs
Wexford Carol (Rutter), Briefness College Choir
Brazilian Sleigh Bells (Faith), Cavan Sinfonia
Mhuire na nGrás (E.Tackney), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers with Song Sisters & soloist Amie Gardiner
O Holy Night (Adam), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers with soloists Carmel O'Donoghue & Martina Lee Boyle
Sing (arr. Willcocks), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers
O Come All Ye Faithful (arr. Willcocks), All choirs.

Organists: Ciaran Tackney, Eileen Tackney.
Conductors: Eileen Tackney - Cathedral Choir & The Cavan Singers; Ciaran Tackney- St. Patrick’s College; Sue King - Cavan Sinfonia; Carmel Fay & Sarah Scully - Loreto College; Laura Kavanagh - The Royal School; Janet Traynor - Breifne College; Ann Noelle Bennett - Rugby Club Choir.
Brass Ensemble: Gavin Roche - Trombone; Colm Byrne - Trumpet; Vicktor Boyco - Trumpet; Brian Daly - French Horn.

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