An afternoon of medieval music

SCHOLA Hyberniae with St Canice’s Cathedral Choir will sing the Medieval Office for St Canice in The Black Abbey on Sunday at 4pm as part of the Music in Kilkenny concert series.

SCHOLA Hyberniae with St Canice’s Cathedral Choir will sing the Medieval Office for St Canice in The Black Abbey on Sunday at 4pm as part of the Music in Kilkenny concert series.

This is the first modern performance of a medieval Irish office for St Canice. It has been edited by Dr Ann Buckley from the original 15th-century manuscript in Trinity College Library which is thought to have been written for use in St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny.

Schola Hybernia is a female ensemble that specialises in plainchart and early polyphony. The group has a particular interest in music from Irish manuscripts. The singers have studied Gregorian Chant performance at Maynooth.