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Lassus Scholars Choir to Sing in Paris

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During the weekend of July 12 – 13, 2014 the Lassus Scholars, a choir of the Dublin Choral Foundation directed by Dr. Ite O’Donovan, will be singing concerts of sacred music at Eglise de la Madeleine, Eglise Saint-Eugène Sainte-Cécile and our own Chapelle Saint-Patrick. Admission to the concerts are free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Named after the great Renaissance composer Orlande de Lassus, the Lassus Scholars was founded by renowned Irish choral director Dr. Ite O’Donovan in a bid to achieve the richness of the cathedral choral tradition in a changing, secular society. Since its establishment in 1996, the choir has sought to achieve excellence in expression and interpretation in all musical styles from the 16th century to the present day.

The choir performs regularly in high-profile venues both in Ireland and abroad, including Dublin’s National Concert Hall, National Gallery, City Hall, National Museum, St Patrick’s and Christ Church cathedrals, St. Kevin’s Church, Rome’s most prestigious churches including the Basilica of San Clemente, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, the Papal Basilica of St John Lateran and St Peter’s Basilica, and Westminster Cathedral in London. This will be first visit of the Lassus Scholars to Paris.

The full schedule of concerts is as follows:

Saturday, July 12 at 16h30

Concert of sacred music at Eglise de la Madeleine on the theme of Salvum fac Populum.
The programme will include Allegri’s Miserere.

Saturday, July 12 at 18h00

The Lassus Scholars will sing at the Vigil Mass at Eglise de la Madeleine: Lassus’ Missa Vinum Bonum.

Sunday, July 13 at 11h00

The Lassus Scholars will sing Palestrina’s Missa Tu es Petrus at Église Saint-Eugène Sainte-Cécile

Sunday, July 13 at 15h30
The Lassus Scholars will present an uplifting concert of sacred polyphonic motets, Irish sacred compositions and Irish folk songs in the Chapelle Saint-Patrick.

The programme at Chapelle Saint-Patrick will include:

A. Bruckner: Salvum fac populum
Plainchant: Puer natus est pro nobis
G. P. da Palestrina: Exultate Deo
Plainchant:  Ante luciferum genitus
L. Marenzio: Tribus miraculis
Plainchant: Hosanna filio David
T. L. de Victoria: Pueri Hebraeorum
O. de Lassus: Christus resurgens
Anon:  Regina Caeli Jubila – sung by members of Piccolo Lasso children’s choir

Colin Mawby: Locus Iste
Plainchant: Lauda sion salvatorum
T. L. de Victoria: Lauda sion salvatorum
Stanford: Beati quorum via
P. Philips: Ave verum
T. L. de Victoria: Regina Caeli

Irish Sacred Compositions and Folk Songs
Criost Liom/Ag Criost and Siol
Gloire don Athair

Irish Folk Song Arrangements
1. Star of the County Down
2. Down by the Sally Gardens
3. Eileen Óg
4. Danny Boy
5. Molly Malone
6. Seinn Alleluia

The full addresses for each concert are:

Eglise de la Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris
Métro: Madeleine or Concorde

Eglise Saint-Eugène Sainte-Cécile
4, rue du Conservatoire
75009 Paris
Métro: Poissonière, Cadet, Grands Boulevards

Chapelle Saint-Patrick
Collège des Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais
75005 Paris
Métro: Cardinal Lemoine, Place Monge
RER: Luxembourg

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You can find more information about the Lassus Scholars by visiting the Dublin Choral Foundation website at: http://www.dublinchoralfoundation.ie/