Irish Doctors Choir to live-stream concert in support of Médecins Sans Frontières Covid-19 response
The Irish Doctors Choir is to live-stream their autumn concert to raise money for the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Covid-19 Crisis Fund.
The concert takes place on Sunday, November 29 at 7.30pm.
During the pandemic lockdown, the Irish Doctors Choir have joined together online from their own homes all across Ireland and beyond, while many of them continued to work in their health services.
The choir had formed an invaluable support to members during this difficult time, keeping them connected and bringing cultural relief, according to a statement from the choir.
They are to perform Kyrie, based on the famous Adagio of the “Moonlight Sonata” by Ludwig van Beethoven; the uplifting O Clap Your Hands by Orlando Gibbons and the deeply moving last three movements of Réquiem by Gabriel Fauré (Agnus Dei, Libera Me and In Paradisum).
The event is to feature an introduction by Musical Director Brian Mackay, videos of MSF’s work and interviews with MSF medics and choir members.
“The choir is delighted to be able to donate the proceeds of this performance to the MSF Covid-19 Crisis Fund. This fund aims to raise urgently needed money for Médecins Sans Frontière’s emergency response to the new coronavirus pandemic and its consequences,” added the statement.
Tickets can be purchased and donations made through Eventbrite.
A short trailer featuring Mackay and piano rendition by Choir Pianist Gareth Lewis is available for viewing on YouTube.
The Irish Doctors Choir was formed in 2017. Members are doctors and medical students from across Ireland and beyond, including Scotland, England, France, Germany, and Finland. The choir is self-funding and performances have raised more than €10,000 for charity to date. This is their second online event.