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. With concerts, presentation and setting can be everything. And that’s what makes Carols by Candlelight on December 22nd so utterly charming. Enjoy an exquisite collection of carols and seasonal classics – all staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. You really won’t want to miss it.
Our next stop is Christ Church cathedral, where there’s something very special in the form of a concert by the Mornington Singers. Join them on December 17th for “Noël!” – an evening of carol classics by the award winning, internationally-renowned amateur choir. But make sure to book quickly, because tickets have been known to go fast. Then on December 18th, Christ Church will be playing host to Chamber Choir Ireland who’ll be performing festive classics, mixed with traditional readings in the wonderful surrounds of what is the oldest cathedral in the city. Like we said, presentation and setting can be everything. And if you can, do try to catch the choir of Christ Church for either midnight mass late on Christmas Eve, or go see them for an extra jolly performance on Christmas day. They are well worth your ears.
Okay, so maybe you’re looking for something just ever so slightly different. Well we’ve just the thing. Dublin Gospel choir will be doing their Christmas Concert in Aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless on December 18th in Saint Mary Of The Angels Church on Church Street. For those possibly unfamiliar with Dublin Gospel choir, (you can always catch them at their regular slot at Electric Picnic), well you’re in for something special. Expect a lot of soul, an almost contagious sense of positivity, and a great repertoire. But the fantastic thing of course is that it’s all for a great cause.