Sunday morning, 26th November saw a wonderful gathering of Choir Alumni and Choir Supporters. A really joyous occasion. At Mass, the current members of the Palestrina Choir sang Palestrina's greatly revered Missa Papae Marcelli. It was this Mass that the choir's founder Edward Martyn heard performed in Clarendon Street conducted by Vincent O'Brien that inspired him to start of the process of establishing the Palestrina Choir at the Pro-Cathedral.
After Mass the alumni joined the current choir on the steps of the altar in singing together Viadana Exsultate Justi. And after that much tea, coffee and cake was consumed amidst a great deal of reminiscing. And, as we celebrated the alumni, the choir's next generation, four senior probationers got robed and fully admitted into the choir. Congratulations to these young boys starting out on their choir journey. A day to be remembered!
During the 120 year we have started reaching out to the alumni and would very much like to keep hearing from past members so that we are able to build a vibrant data base.
*** To all alumni out there - please contact us if you would like to be included! ***
Fr Kieran McDermott robing the senior probationers & welcoming them as full members of the Choir.