Who’d Ever Think it Would Come to This? A Civil War Cantata

Who’d Ever Think it Would Come to This? A Civil War Cantata

Friday, 30 September 2022, 7.30pm

UCD Archives and the UCD School of Music are delighted to present a new cantata commemorating the Irish Civil War entitled Who’d Ever Think it Would Come to This? for orchestra, chorus and soloists. It is composed by Anne-Marie O'Farrell on a libretto by the acclaimed war correspondent Ed Vulliamy, and adapted for performance by director Kellie Hughes. It shall be premiered on Friday September 30th 2022 at 7.30pm in the O'Reilly Hall on UCD's Belfield campus. The performers are the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Resurgam, Colette Delahunt (soprano), Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), Dean Power (tenor), Benjamin Russell (baritone), and Ciarán Crilly (conductor). A symposium organised by Prof. Wolfgang Marx shall take place in the UCD School of Music from 2pm on the same day. Tickets for all events are free.

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