Christ Church Cathedral is an atmospheric spot all year round but add a festive concert into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for something truly magical.
Always a highlight of the Christmas events calendar, this year’s Chamber Choir Ireland concert An Irish Carol, Christmas Trees, and a Rose is a real treat for the senses in the run up to the holidays.
As well as carol groupings from contemporary Irish composers including Rhona Clarke and Gerald Barry, this year’s concert has festive spirit in the bag with a performance of Christmas Story by the German composer Hugo Distler. For this musical number the nativity is portrayed through chant-like solos, interspersed with the classic Christmas hymn Es ist ein Ros entsprungen.
It’s enough to melt even the most Grinch-like heart.