• Paul Devlin

London International Choir premiere "Caritas Christi Urget Nos"

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

It was an honour and a privilege to have the London International Choir premiere my composition Caritas Christi Urget Nos last week.

I conduct the world premiere of Caritas Christi Urget Nos

This piece is special to me as it was written for my dear friend Seán Wyllie on the occasion of his Ordination to the Priesthood in September 2017. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond my control, the choir who sang at the Ordination didn't learn the piece I had written and so, until last week, it had never been performed.

Me, Father Seán and my mother

"Caritas Christi Urget Nos" was the episcopal motto of Cardinal Thomas Winning, the last man to be Ordained a priest in Seán's parish

The London International Choir performed the piece beautifully. Having worked with this wonderful group of musicians for the last 2 and a half years, it was an emotional way to end my time with this choir. The experience of working with them will live long in my memory and I am delighted and honoured that they agreed to perform my piece as a farewell. Thank you, LIC.

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