HEROES OF THE HELEN BLAKE

A five movement seascape for large orchestra and men’s choir, rich with beautiful melody and lush in orchestral colour. Dedicated to Lifeboat men and women through the ages, a magnificent work evoking the spirit of faith, fear and bravery of the souls who wander the seas.

National Concert Hall | May 1st, 2016

First Movement | HYMNS AND SEA SHANTIES

4th Movement | VALE OF TEARS

2nd Movement | STRENGTH AND GRACE

5th Movement | TO BRING THEM HOME

3rd Movement | COURAGE AND PERIL

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL peformance | 1st May, 2016

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL peformance | 1st May, 2016

NCH performance

NCH performance

Survivors from the ill-fated schooner, MEXICO

Survivors from the ill-fated schooner, MEXICO

Animation by COLM Ó FOGHLÚ

 

CHOIR

CHOIR

WEXFORD performance of HEROES OF THE HELEN BLAKE | February 2014 photo Patrick Hogan

WEXFORD performance of HEROES OF THE HELEN BLAKE | February 2014 photo Patrick Hogan