Sunday 18 March 2018

If you do one thing this week: Hear Handel

Handel's Messiah at the National Concert Hall.
Handel's Messiah at the National Concert Hall.
Moving Crib
The Dead

Our Lady's Choral Society with Norah King (soprano, pictured) Ulrike Schneider (alto) Robin Tritschler (tenor) and John Molloy (bass), and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor Proinsias O Duinn, will present Handel's Messiah at the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, on December 9, 10 and 11, at 8pm.


Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park has a Christmas programme for all the family, including horse and carriage rides and Christmas storytelling sessions, food and craft markets, puppet shows, carol singing and a crib, all of which take place in a themed courtyard every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas, from 10am to 5pm.


The Moving Crib, in the heart of Dublin City at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1, has been entertaining Dublin children for almost six decades. And this Christmas sees the unveiling of the lovingly restored crib, which has undergone three months of painstaking refurbishment by a team of carpenters and craftsmen. Free entry.


The Irish Kidney Association is delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for the Gift of Life Santa Dash at the Curragh Racecouse on December 13, beginning at noon. Hundreds of runners dressed as Santa race around the course in support of organ donation.


James Joyce's best-loved short story The Dead has been given a thrilling new operatic treatment by acclaimed Irish composer Ellen Cranitch and award-winning playwright Tom Swift. They have created a pared-back musical telling of Joyce's classic story that is by turns theatrical, hilarious and tragic. It runs at the Projects Arts Centre from December 8 to December 12.

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