Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And there’s nothing more likely to get you in the spirit than Christmas carols.
Carols have the power to awaken the inner child in all of us. The hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. You start to feel what can only be described as a warm, fuzzy glow. So at Dublin.ie, with our inner child getting restless, we decided to try and identify some of the very best places to hear Christmas carols.
Our first stop is the National Concert Hall. Christmas Joy with the Palestrina Choir on December 19th is an utterly charming and heartwarming selection of traditional carols with the Boy Choristers & Gentlemen of the Palestrina Choir.
Our next stop is Christ Church cathedral, where there’s something very special in the form of a concert by the Mornington Singers. On Saturday December 16th they’ll be performing “Noël!” – an evening of carol classics by the award winning, internationally-renowned amateur choir. Such is the popularity of this performance that tickets are already sold out but it’s worth bearing in mind for next year.
Then on Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd December, Christ Church will be playing host to Dublin Ukulele Collective & The High Hopes Choir who’ll be performing a very special candle-lit fund-raiser for the homeless (Focus Ireland). The High Hopes Choir is made up of homeless people and is the brain child of former RTE Concert Orchestra’s principal conductor David Brophy. His idea behind it was to give homeless people a voice and help them change the public’s perception of what it means to be homeless…and it worked.
Okay, so maybe you’re looking for something just ever so slightly different. Well we’ve just the thing. The Christmas Sing Along at the Dublin Food Co-Op, hosted by the Sing Along Social, will be bringing their chaotic choir of craic to The Market Hall. Christmas cheer will be guaranteed as Dublin’s best worst singers are brought together for a caterwauling Chrimbo that will celebrate the likes of East 17, Rudolph and Mariah Carey.