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Music to Die For: The Funeral Rites of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Following the outstanding dramatic performances of Karl Jenkins The Armed Man at the 2018 Clifden Arts Festival, Cantairí Chonamara and Galway Tribal Choir, with soloists Katy Kelly, Rory Musgrave, and the ConTempo String Quartet will perform Music to Die for. Mozart died on 5th December 1791 but was hurriedly buried, because his death was caused by what the Viennese thought was the contagious “miliary fever”. So there was no funeral befitting the most outstanding composer of his age.
This dramatic production is a staging of what Mozart’s Funeral could have been had he died of “natural causes”. It will be conducted by Mark Keane, with audio-visual settings by Kevin Glynn of Big Idea Films, as a celebration of the life and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Funeral will be attended by members
of Mozart’s family and various Viennese dignitaries who will perform some of the master’s best-known compositions. We ask ‘mourners’ to dress appropriately for the occasion.
CANTAIRI CHONAMARA WITH GALWAY TRIBAL CHAMBER CHOIR DR MARK KEANE MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR AUDIO-VISUAL EFFECTS FROM BIG IDEA FILMS KEVIN GLYNN
WITH KATY KELLY (COL. SOP.), RORY MUSGRAVE (BASS) FR.DONAL SWEENEY (CANTOR) AND THE CONTEMPO QUARTET
Sponsored by Mitchell’s Restaurant