Andrea Gabrieli’s Oedipus Rex
All Hallows Chapel, DCU, Drumcondra
10 October 2021–10 October 2021 4:00pm
Chamber Choir Ireland present Gabrieli's Oedipus Rex, originally composed for the 1585 revival of Sophocles' Ancient Greek masterpiece.
Taking on the role of the Greek chorus, the singers of Chamber Choir Ireland tell the tale of Oedipus, King of Thebes, as he hunts for the man who murdered the predecessor to his throne.
As the mystery unfolds, Oedipus uncovers what we, in the audience, know to be true, that he is doomed to the ironies of fate. He has already unwittingly fulfilled the prophecy delivered to him by an oracle long ago: that he would one day kill his own father and marry his mother.
Led by Artistic Director Paul Hillier, Chamber Choir Ireland perform this rarely heard work, Edipo Tiranno, offering all the best of Ancient Greek storytelling and Italian renaissance music, in what is a notable example of Gabrieli’s subtle and expressive use of harmonic colouring throughout.
This concert will be available for stream to online audiences for one week only, from 6pm Friday 19th November - Friday 26th November.
Chamber Choir is funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaion, is a resident ensemble at the National Concert Hall, and associate artist at Dublin City University.Information for in-person attendees:
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Tickets will not be available on the door. Groups wishing to sit together must book tickets in the same transaction.
Doors open at 2:15PM, concert to begin at 3PM. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert to allow the Chamber Choir Ireland team to seat audience members safely.
Audience Safety Information & Terms and Conditions
In line with current Government guidelines, patrons attending this concert will be required to provide proof of immunity to Covid-19 on entry to the event. Patrons who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months should present the relevant certificate (Digital Covid Certificate, HSE Vaccination Record or a COVID-19 Recovery Certificate) plus a photo ID on arrival. Accompanied minors (under 18) may attend regardless of their immunisation status.
Face masks must be worn inside the venue at all times, in keeping with the current Government mandate.