Limerick audiences will have a chance to hear one of the most unique choral works about the journey of a pilgrim along the famous Camino on Easter Monday.
The Path of Miracles, is a one hour musical journey by Joby Talbot, based on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela – a network of ancient pilgrimage routes that come together at the tomb of St James in North West Spain.
The Camino walk has become very popular with thousands of walkers and pilgrims from all over the world in recent years - including many Irish walkers and pilgrims.
The Irish premier of the Path of Miracles was performed in Limerick by Caminantes, under the direction of Máire Keary-Scanlon, on September 18, last year in St. Mary’s Cathedral.
It had a huge impact on the people who were lucky to attend the premier and soon the word spread that this was a very special work and performance.
Now due to popular demand, the Path of Miracles will be performed again in St Mary’s Cathedral on Easter Monday.
“This is a unique unaccompanied choral work with 17 parts bringing both the audience and choir on a very real musical journey,” Ms. Keary-Scanlon said.
It recounts many of the miracles of St. James over the past several hundred years, and explores all the emotions of the pilgrim of old from despair and fear, to joy and jubilation, and ultimately peace.
“The singers become the pilgrims and go through all the emotions that the pilgrims of old would have experienced on their way to Santiago de Compostela,” Ms. Keary- Scanlon said.
The capella choral work is divided into four movements, each called after four of the main staging posts along the Camino Frances: Roncesvalles, Burgos, Leon and Santiago.
The Path of Miracles will be performed by Caminantes, a group of very experienced singers from all over the country who have come together to perform this particular work, on Monday April 6th at 8pm
You can book on line at: www.entertainment.ie.