The choir dressed in black for the solemn Easter service were getting some last minute practice in upstairs in the choir gallery . The following selection of solo viola music served as a prelude to the liturgy.
Chaconne in G minor Purcell
Were You There Spiritual
A Iosa Glan Mo Chriosa
Passion Chorale O Sacred Head Sore Wounded
Lament for Teremce McDonagh
Cead Moladh le Muire Beanaithe based on Carolan air
An Culfhionn on concertina
Pierced Saviour Furlong
Locus Iste Bruckner
Oh Lord I Trust Alone In Thee Handel
Cantique de Jean Racine Fauré
An bhfaca tu mo gra geal Caroline O Connor
So The Dawns for Me Haas
In Paradisum Fauré
A feature of the ceremony was the draping of the wooden cross with a patchwork of 'burden squares' during the first part of the liturgy. A number of wooden crosses were placed at different points for the final veneration of the cross. The was a good range voices among the readers .