What is the Stars
An outdoor concert at Coole Park honouring the 200th birthday of the Royal Astronomical Society and the celestial spirits of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Augusta, Lady Gregory with world premieres of newly commissioned pieces. Featuring David Brophy and the Coole Park Band.
Play on website or stream on vimeo
What Is The Stars
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork” Psalm 19.1.
Timothy Ethan Doyle: Lente
Anselm McDonnell: Liniakea
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: ‘Jupiter’ Symphony 41 in C – K551
with conductor David Brophy (Choir of Ages, High Hopes) and the Coole Park Band
All these pieces explore the heavens: Liniakea is Hawaiian for immense heaven (our Milky Way), Lente ‘imagines a fragment of Sibelius’s 7th Symphony in a black hole’, and Mozart’s 41st Symphony (1788) is named after Jupiter and his thunderbolts.
Presented by the Lady Gregory-Yeats Autumn Gathering and Coole Culture.
Due to COVID-19 and government health restrictions this year’s programme of events were streamlined, and indeed streamed and recorded for remote audiences, as well as available live to select invited guests. For more on the gathering’s annual events visit: