|Just off Grafton St|
The unimposing entrance to St Theresa's Church is tucked away on a laneway off Grafton St and here, composer, Ronan McDonagh, one of the most pre-eminent of this band of organists has been musical director for more than two decades. I went along on the last Sunday before Lent to hear his carefully chosen blend of plainchant, Renaissance polyphony and Classical and contemporary Irish settings . You can see McDonagh conduct his own composition heard on Sunday 'Come Adore This Wondrous Presence in the video below.
|Programme 5th Sunday St Theresa's|
I missed the opening as I stopped to chat (as Gaeilge ) to Seosamhín who was a very cheerful sight on a very rainy morning. Undeterred by the inclement weather, she offered a hymn to the elements on her accordion 'neath an umbrella bearing the slogan I Love Ireland. Go hiontach - Maith thú Seoisamhin.!
enjoyed playing Suile an Choilm by Ronan McDonagh with #Ennis Cathedral organist today strong melody excellent arrangement #Clare** I realise on reviewing the year highlights that I omitted to acknowledge that the choir at St Theresa's is conducted by Grainne Gormley. post amended 11 Jan 2014
— Cathy Desmond (@fidleir) January 13, 2013