"Tog Mi Spirad" - Riverside City College Chamber Singers sing at St. Bartholomew in Dublin on July 5 at 12.45 pm

"Tog mi Spirad" - is the theme of the Riverside City College Chamber Singers' 2009 Performance Tour to Ireland & Wales.
After singing at the American Embassy in Dublin as the featured guest choir for the Independence Day celebrations, the choir under the direction of Mr. John Byun is presenting its first formal concert on Sunday, July 5 at 12.45 pm at the Parish Church of St. Bartholomew - one of the prime venues in the Irish capital.
The beautiful church of St Bartholomew's, Clyde Road, was consecrated in 1867. Many of its original features are intact, such as the sanctuary mosaics and the elaborate wrought iron choir screen. The architect was Thomas Wyat. The church has always been known for its High Anglican liturgical tradition.
Since its consecrating about 130 years ago, St Bartholomew's Church in Dublin has maintained a tradition of choral services, and remains one of the few churches in Ireland that continues to do so. The gentlemen and boys sing at the 11:00am Sung Eucharist each Sunday, as well as on major festivals throughout the Church year. In addition, a choir of girl choristers was inaugurated in 2003, singing Evensong every second Sunday. The choir's repertoire is fully representative of the major styles of choral music from the sixteenth century up to the present day.
Prior to their performance, the Riverside City College Chamber Singers were invited to meet and rehearse with the resident Elgin Chorale that presents the Solemn Eucharist at 11 with "Missa de Sancta Maria Magdelene" by Willan and Bruckner's "Os justi meditabitur".
The theme of the RCC 2009 Incantato Tour "Tog mi Spirad" is Gaelic for "Lift my Spirit" which nicely sums up the repertoire comprised of works from both American and European composers that the singers from Riverside, California have prepared both for the tour as well as their participation the International Music Eistedfodd in Llangollen.
On Monday, July 6, the Riverside City College Chamber Singers, are performing at Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin. The lunchtime concert begins at 1.15 pm.

For more information, please click on the following links:
St. Bartholomew Parish
Christchurch Chathedral
Dublin Events