Photo: Ros Kavanagh

"Who'd Ever Think it would Come to This?" A Civil War Cantata
A new work for orchestra, choir and soloists to a libretto using civil war documents in UCDA

Commissioned by UCD Decade of Centenaries
Presented by UCD Archives and UCD School of Music

30 September | O'Reilly Hall, UCD

Composed by: Anne-Marie O'Farrell
Libretto by: Ed Vulliamy
Adapted for performance by: Kellie Hughes

RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Resurgam (Mark Duley, artistic director)
Colette Delahunt, soprano
Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano
Dean Power, tenor
Rory Musgrave, baritone
Ciarán Crilly, conductor


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