Mahler: Symphony No 2 “Resurrection”

Mahler: Symphony No 2 “Resurrection”

Rare performance of Mahler’s epic Resurrection Symphony with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Carlow Cathedral.
Wide Open Music – Carlow Arts Festival – Carlow Co Council

Celebratory event as part of Carlow Arts Festival 2015 featuring outstanding vocal soloists Miriam Murphy (soprano) and Imelda Drumm (mezzo) with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and a specially assembled choir conducted by Fergus Sheil.

The large choir involved singers from Carlow and surrounding counties many of whom participate in different choirs. For this performance the group came together for a series of dedicated rehearsals in the months leading up to the performance as part of a large-scale inclusive choral project developed by Carlow County Council.

The acoustic of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow made for an extraordinary event, which was received with a sustained standing ovation.

Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow 01 June 2015

Soprano: Miriam Murphy
Mezzo: Imelda Drumm
Specially assembled massed choir
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fergus Sheil