Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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Given what has previously been said about Richard Hurley’s reordering of the North Cathedral, it was perhaps easy to understand how the carols concert, broadcast by RTE 1 on Christmas Eve, went off so well. It clearly indicated just how much RH has managed to de-sacralize the building reducing it to a gaudy vaudeville music hall!!!!!!!!!!! If anything, those giant candles used for the stage props were an improvement on the place. I suppose the scattering of the benedictional candelabra around the mise en scene was indtnded to add a slightly religious flavour to the gig. The (canned ?) applause added an air of authenticity. The black tie seemed a little off for the occasion. The presence of the pro-Vicerene and the Mayor of Cork belied a separation of Church and State. The whole affair was well summed up at the end by the appearance of My Lord of Cork, Nazerene like, in a very fetching blue ganasi. This was everything that should not not be. Thank God, Tom Colton had more sense.