Gala Christmas Concert in Dublin 7

20 December 2012: DIT Chaplaincy Service, in collaboration with the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, was delighted to host a Gala Christmas Concert with the DIT Choral Society and special guests, the 'Stanhope St. Girls' Secondary School Choir' in the beautiful setting of the Church of the Holy Family Aughrim Street. 

The church is adjacent to what will be a main entrance to the new DIT Campus at Grangegorman and the Concert was an opportunity to celebrate the season with Dublin 7 neighbours, students and colleagues.  Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, extended a warm welcome to all those in attendance and thanked the performers, in particular the students from Stanhope Street who sang so beautifully.

The concert programme included Handel's Messiah (Part 1) performed by the DIT Choral Society, and 'Amahl and the Night Visitors', by Gian Carlo Menotti, performed by the Opera Class from the Conservatory of Music and Drama.  The wonderful setting along with the rich repertoire of music made it an evening to remember. 

The Chaplaincy would like to extend special thanks to Mr Robert Alderson, director of the DIT Choral Society and Ms Mairead Hurley, Head of Vocal and Drama studies at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, for their commitment to the concert; and to Right Rev Monsignor Dermot Clarke, Parish Priest at the Church of the Holy Family Aughrim St and the parish team for so generously making the church and parish facilities available for this concert, and for being so supportive in every way.  

Carols at Grangegorman

The DIT Chaplaincy Service also organised a Carol Service, in collaboration with the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, at St Dympna’s Oratory, at St Brendan’s Hospital Grangegorman.  Fr Piaras O’Duill, OFM Cap, chaplain at St Brendan’s Hospital for the past forty years, welcomed everyone to the service.  He was delighted that the carol service was taking place at the oratory since 2007, and thanked  DIT for its commitment to linking with both St Brendan’s Hospital, and also with the local community of Grangegorman. 

The Carol Service featured well-loved Christmas carols performed by the DIT Choral Society, under director Mr Robert Alderson.  The carols were interspersed with seasonal poetry and readings. It served as a truly spiritual entry into the Christmas season, and a precious timeout from the busyness of the time of year. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed some light refreshments.

 

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The beautiful setting at the Church of the Holy Family Aughrim St

Photo: Conor Mulhern

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DIT Choral Society in full voice

Photo : Conor Mulhern

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The Choral Society and soloists under director Mr Robert Alderson

Photo: Conor Mulhern

 

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A festive scene in the Church of the Holy Family Aughrim St

Photo: Conor Mulhern

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A scene from “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti,

Performed by the Opera Class at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

Photo: Conor Mulhern

 

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A scene from “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti,

Performed by the Opera Class at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

Photo: Conor Mulhern

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A Scene from “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti

Performed by the Opera Class at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

Photo: Conor Mulhern

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From Left to right: St Mary Flanagan, Coordinator DIT Chaplaincy Service ,  Ms Marie O’Flynn, Head of Department of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance DIT Aungier St.,  Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT,   Dr Nicola Timoney,  School of Accounting and Finance DIT Aungier St.

Photo : Conor Mulhern

 

 

 

 

 

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The festive setting at St Dympna’s oratory Grangegorman Photo: Conor Mulhern

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Christmas light - Photo Conor Mulhern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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