Christmas Miscellany Friday 25 December 2015
Miscellany50 Live from the Project. Last winter 10 concerts were recorded in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, to mark 50 years of Sunday Miscellany, on air since 1968. Contributors had as their starting point a year since 1968 when Sunday Miscellany started to broadcast. If you would like to listen back to any of the concerts or the archive programmes which aired prior to the concerts, do click here
Christmas Miscellany 25 December 2015
This morning’s programme was recorded as part of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas- a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which took place in the National Concert Hall earlier this month.
‘Adeste Fideles’ sung by mezzo-soprano Kate Allen with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra ending today’s Christmas Miscellany.
The spoken word pieces you heard were:
Home for Christmas by Bernard Farrell
Rural Recycling by Anne Marie Kennedy
Paidir Ameiriceánach- American Prayer, a poem by Louis de Paor
Midwinter by Niamh Boyce
The Diceman Does Christmas by Dermot Bolger
The music in the programme was performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Gearóid Grant and featured:
The final two movements from the world premiere of ‘The Stars Looked Down’ by Philip Martin sung by Cór na nÓg. This piece was commissioned by RTÉ especially for Cór na nÓg. You can listen back to the entire performance on the Sunday Miscellany webpage.
‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ sung by Jerry Fish
‘March of the Toys’ by Victor Herbert
‘A Christmas Fantasy’ by Noel Kelehan
‘Méditation’ from the opera Thais by Jules Massenet played by Mia Cooper on violin with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
‘Adeste Fideles’ sung by Kate Allen.
Podcast: Christmas Miscellany 25 December 2015
A collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which took place in the National Concert Hall - The spoken word pieces you heard were: Home for Christmas by Bernard Farrell; Rural Recycling by Anne Marie Kennedy; Paidir Ameiriceánach- American Prayer, a poem by Louis de Paor; Midwinter by Niamh Boyce; The Diceman Does Christmas by Dermot Bolger
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