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Tarik O’Regan A Letter of Rights

Handel Dixit Dominus


The Great Charter of Ireland (Magna Carta Hiberniae) arrived in Ireland in February 1217.  Noted as an international symbol of freedom and rights, its greatest legacy is that it established the principle of the law, even though most of its 63 clauses are no longer part of Irish or UK law.  It paved the way for the democratic systems which exist in Ireland and the UK today.

British-born composer, Tarik O’Regan was commissioned to write a commemorative work to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, and in February 2017 Chamber Choir Ireland and the Irish Chamber Orchestra bring A Letter of Rights to tour Ireland – marking the 800th anniversary of its arrival here.

Coupled with this, is the great Dixit Dominus by Handel.  Completed in 1707 it is thought to be Handel’s earliest surviving manuscript.  Directed by Paul Hillier, the work will feature soloists from Chamber Choir Ireland.

Concert Dates

  • 19:30, Thursday, February 23, 2017

    St Thomas’ Church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1488052800
  • 20:00, Saturday, February 25, 2017

    St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1488137400
  • 19:30, Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

    Tickets no longer available


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