Paul McGough who conducts the Irish A Capella group "Crux Vocal Ensemble" has asked me to tell my Irish readers that his group sings much of the type of music I write about here on the first Sunday of every month at the 9:30am mass at St. Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4. Tomorrow they’ll be singing the following:
- Introit: Guerrero (1528-1599): Missa pro defunctis: Introit: Requiem
- Mass: Guerrero: Missa pro defunctis
- Collection: Guerrero: Laudate Dominum
- Offertory: Guerrero: Pan Divino
- Communion: Vasquez (1500-1560): Sicut Cervus
- Recessional: Bach BWV 162 Chorale: ‘Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe’ (sung in English translation)
I’ve only once ever heard them sing and that was several years ago — I thought at the time they were a talented choir who showed great promise.