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Concert Series

This year's concert series explores music written despite considerable adversity.  Witness the unfolding and resilience of human nature. Featuring music written out of adversity, bringing the colour and triumph of the human spirit to life with works by:

Pavel Haas
Herbert Howells
George Walker
Jane O’Leary
Seoirse Bodley
William Alwyn
Frank Bridge
J.S. Bach

subject to change


March 23rd - CORK
March 24th - GALWAY

St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway

September  2023

To be confirmed

St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway



This programme title has been curated around the idea of the human spirit, continually unfolding out of adversity, the triumph of human spirit over difficulty, war, trauma and oppression.

The pieces of music we have chosen illustrate some of the most powerful and sometimes beautiful pieces of music written despite great adversity in the composer's life; despite adversity.  We can all identify with triumph over distress, hardship and heartbreak.  It is part of the human condition.  We hope that this concert series will provide a metaphor for survival, growth and flourishing.



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