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Clonard Monastery events

Post by Christopher on Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:08 am

Tuesday 7th April 2009 , 8.00pm

Meditations for Holy Week

Ulster Orchestra David Adams director
With readings from poet Michael Longley and novelist Glenn Patterson

Booking Information: Ticket prices: Full price £15, Concession £13 Box office: 028 9066 8798

Haydn was commissioned by Cádiz Cathedral in 1786 to compose orchestral music on the seven last words of the Saviour on the Cross as an aid to meditation during Holy Week. The seven movements reflect the final utterances of Jesus on Mount Calvary with an Introduction and a concluding Earthquake. Haydn often said that this work was one of his most successful. It was widely performed and well received.

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