Jesus’ Blood – Book of Hours Dundalk, Ireland
In Dundalk I directed a performance of Jesus’ Blood using those musicians who were already performing in the festival. In addition I also included about thirty young Irish schoolgirls who had just started music lessons: half sang, the others played strings. I rewrote string parts so that they could be done just or open strings, or with the first finger. They worked hard, practising for some time before. I visited the school and spent some time with them too. They performed beautifully and their presence made the performance even more poignant.