Wednesday 22 May 2019

Gala concert to mark 25th anniversary of Enchiriadis Treis

Ken Phelan

Malahide based choir, Enchiriadis Treis celebrates its 25th milestone anniversary next month, when they stage a gala concert in Dublin City Centre's St. Andrew's Church on Westland Row.

The choir rehearse every Thursday night in Malahide Community School, with members coming from all surrounding areas of Fingal, from Blanchardstown to Drogheda and beyond.

Enchiriadis Treis is a large choir suited to performing major classical oratorio works in big city centre venues, as well as supporting their local community by bringing classical choral music to their locality.

With over 100 adult singers united through their love of music and singing, Enchiriadis Treis members enjoy the hard work and comradery of being part of one of Fingal's leading choirs.

To mark its 25th anniversary, the choir will perform 'The Armed Man' by Karl Jenkins, together with a selection of favourite choral pieces from the choir's past repertoire.

The concert will showcase Jenkins' hauntingly beautiful 'Agnus Dei', 'Benedictus' and other pieces, accompanied with an orchestra of 38 musicians and soloist Sarah Power, conducted by Cathal Clinch.

With the personal circumstances of choir members changing on an ongoing basis, Enchiriadis Treis are always open to new members. Enchiriadis Treis say the ability to read music is not essential, but the commitment to learning the music is!

Fingal locals will be familiar with the choir's annual Messiah and classical music concerts in Malahide and Portmarnock which are always sell out events.

Every two years the choir travels abroad for cultural exchange tours. In 2017, Enchiriadis Treis went to Italy, and October this year will see them travel to Toulouse in France.

In April 2020, the choir will host the Toulouse choir in Malahide; the cultural exchange tours and hostings of other choirs have enabled rich encounters and unexpected friendships.

Enchiriadis Treis' 25th Anniversary concert takes place on May 17 in St. Andrew's Church, and truly promises to be a night to remember.

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Fingal Independent