Misso Cara Mea premier for Congress Pilgrims

08 Jun 2012

Misso Cara Mea premier for Congress Pilgrims

Pilgrims attending the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin this week will have an opportunity to hear a specially commissioned Mass performed live for the first time in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

The premiere of Missa Caro Mea with the Palestrina Choir in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin on Tuesday evening next at 7pm. The Choir will be accompanied by The Orchestra of St. Cecilia, conducted by Blánaid Murphy.

This very special performance is certain to be an unforgettable experience for those who can attend the Cathedral on Tuesday night. For those who can’t attend the Missa Caro Mea will be broadcast live via webcam on www.dublindiocese.ie.

Composer Colin Mawby is internationally recognised as one of the leading Catholic composers of our age. This new Mass was commissioned for the Palestrina Choir by Gemma & Triona King. It will be performed alongside the well-known Mozart Ave Verum Corpus and Vivaldi‘s Gloria.

Colin Mawby has a long association with the Palestrina Choir and has written extensively for it; he describes his music as “approachable.” “I make great use of sonority and have been much influenced by plainchant. I value the spiritual element in music and have a health contempt for musical fashion,” according to the composer himself!

The Palestrina Choir will be singing live at the opening ceremony of the Eucharistic Congress this Sunday in Dublin’s RDS and also at the Statio Orbis ceremony in Croke Park when the Congress comes to a close on Sunday 17th.

Further information:
Communications Office, Archdiocese of Dublin, 01 8360723,

Email [email protected] Web www.dublindiocese.ie