3 March 2016 will see the world premiere of a beautiful new work Blissful Pentecost written by Frode Haltli.

The musicians are Frode Haltli, Garth Knox, Vegar Vårdal, Amund Sjølie Sveen. The performance will be held in the Oriel Centre at Dundalk Gaol at 8pm on Thursday 3 March 2016. The concert is free.

The piece is loosely based on tragic fires that took place in the Grue Church Norway and a church in Louth. Frode’s piece is also influenced by the writings of Peter Wessel Zapffe. Zapffe brings this up in his novel “Blissful Pentecost – Four Dialogues with Jørgen”, where the tragic event in Norway is thoroughly described through historical sources, and also serves as the starting point for a philosophical discussion around the Problem of Evil.

The event also marks 10 years of Louth Contemporary Music Society concerts. To thank all our concert attendees over the past 10 years, this will be a free event. Tickets are free but registration is required through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/blissful-pentecost-tickets-20830054253.

Blissful Pentecost performance costs are supported by Forberg Schneider Stiftung. The commission was funded by Norsk Komponistfund. Additional travel sponsorship was provided by Music Norway. Louth Contemporary Music Society is financially supported by The Arts Council and Create Louth. Louth Contemporary Music Society 2006-2016 : Celebrating 10 years of music.

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