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Irish composers’ song performed at world meeting

Bishops Liam McDaid of Clogher and Donal Murray of Limerick (pictured) attended the meeting

Cormac O’Duffy, a former teacher and graduate of UCD and UL, had his oratorio The Wedding Feast of the Lamb premiered in front of a full church at St John the Evangelist in Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families (WMOF). The work, dedicated to marriage and family, was performed by the Choirs of Villanova Catholic University, soloists from Philadelphia Opera and a youth orchestra.

It was attended by Bishops Liam McDaid of Clogher and Donal Murray of Limerick and members of the English and Irish delegations at the meeting. Mr O’Duffy says he is hoping to bring some of his choral work back to Ireland in the future and is excited by the possibility of the World Meeting of Families taking place in Dublin in 2018.