Singers Invited – Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion
The Choir of Saint Bartholomew’s Church and the Sandford & St Philip’s Choral Union invite singers from the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough to participate in a rehearsal and performance of The Crucifixion by Sir John Stainer in Saint Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4 on Saturday March 23 2024.
The Musical Director is Ben Barnes with organist David O’Shea, tenor Max O’Neill and bass Robin Heather.
Registration and rehearsal will begin at 2.30pm with a break at 4.30pm for which tea and coffee will be provided. The performance will begin at 5pm.
Singers are asked to bring their own scores. (Some may be available on the day.)
The performance at 5pm is open to all, and Hymn sheets will be provided.
This event is a fundraiser for the St Bartholomew’s Organ Restoration Fund so all donations will be gratefully received.
About The Crucifixion
It is a very appropriate work to be sung on the day before Palm Sunday as we enter Holy Week. The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer is an oratorio by John Stainer written in 1887 for SATB choir and organ with solos for bass and tenor. The format follows that of the Bach Passions and tells the story of the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus. The text is taken from the King James Bible and other text is written by WJ Sparrow Simpson. The work is dedicated to “my pupil and friend W. Hodge and the choir of Marylebone Church”. It was first performed on Ash Wednesday in 1887 and it has been sung in Marylebone Church every year since then. There are five hymns sung by the choir and audience throughout the work culminating in the final and most well known For the love of Jesus, also known as All for Jesus, All for Jesus .
All are welcome to come and sing for what promises to be a very enjoyable afternoon and help raise some much needed funds for the continuing restoration of the St Bartholomew’s organ.
St. Bartholomew’s Church is easily accessed by Public Transport
Nearest DART Station, Lansdowne Road. Bus Services to Ballsbridge (4, 7, 7A, and S2). Bus Services to Donnybrook ( 39A, 46A, 145, 155 and Bus Eireann 133 from Wicklow). Street parking is available Free on Saturdays.