The UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME CHORALE is the official concert choir of the University. They will be performing in the Cathedral for a lunchtime recital between 13.00-14.00 on Monday 28th May. In addition to its fall and spring concerts on campus, the Chorale presents Handel’s Messiah with the Festival Baroque orchestra every year in early December. The Chorale tours cities throughout the United States in January and periodically travels overseas in May. Since 1997 the Chorale has toured Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hawaii, and New Zealand.
Alexander Blachly has been active in early music as both performer and scholar since 1972. He earned his post-graduate degrees in musicology from Columbia University and is a recipient of the Noah Greenberg Award given by the American Musicological Society. Prior to assuming the post of Director of Choral Music at the University of Notre Dame in 1993, Mr. Blachly taught early music and directed collegia musica at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where for eight years he directed the a cappella ensemble Ancient Voices. In addition to the University of Notre Dame Chorale and Festival Baroque Orchestra, Mr. Blachly is the founding director of Pomerium, a professional ensemble of 14 singers specializing in the a cappella sacred music of the Renaissance.
N.B. The Chorale will have no organist or pianist for this tour of Ireland. All of its music will be presented a cappella.
Free concert, admission charges apply. All welcome!