The PassionsTuesday 19th March, 7.30pm

The Passions
Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm
St Margaret’s Parish Church, Downpatrick

The Passions, will depict the short, final period before Christ’s death and is poised to be a highlight of the season, featuring the esteemed mezzo-soprano, Sharon Carty, alongside accomplished musicians:

Joanne Quigley McParland, Tom Jackson violin
Wenhan Jiang viola
Tim Lowe cello
Dominic Dudley bass

In addition, award-winning actor, Ian McElhinney, will skilfully deliver the narration.

The Passions Programme

The programme at St Margaret’s (Parish Church, Downpatrick) promises to be a rich tapestry of musical masterpieces by acclaimed composers. The audience will have the rare opportunity to experience the original version of Boccherini's deeply emotive, Stabat Mater, for solo soprano and strings. This profoundly moving composition delves into Mary's sorrow and anguish during the crucifixion, with exquisite beauty and intimacy.

'The Seven Last Words of Christ'

The second piece is a String Quartet by Joseph Haydn entitled, The Seven Last Words of Christ. This is a sublime portrayal of the emotional journey and ultimate resignation of Jesus in his final moments. It comprises of an introduction and then seven movements (pieces) with seven poems between each movement, which will be beautifully voiced by Ian McElhinney.


Free - but must be booked in advance - book using the link below: