Louth Contemporary Music Society to host free Blissful Pentecost concert this Thursday

Louth Contemporary Music Society to host free Blissful Pentecost concert this Thursday

This Thursday night will see Louth Contemporary Music Society host the world premiere of a beautiful new work, Blissful Pentecost, written by Frode Haltli.

The concert, which is free to attend, will take place at the Oriel Centre at Dundalk Gaol at 8pm and will feature musicians Frode Haltli (Norway), Garth Knox (Ireland), Vegar Vårdal (Norway) and Amund Sjølie Sveen (Norway).

The piece is loosely based on tragic fires that took place in the Grue Church in 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. As a thank you for the decade of support, the LCMS are making the concert free to attend. Registration, however, is still required here.

Louth Contemporary Music Society is financially supported by The Arts Council and Create Louth. 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.

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