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On the 14th of April at 11.40PM Cobh Coleman Cathedral will host a fitting tribute to the RMS Titanic exactly 100 years from the day that the ill-fated liner hit the iceberg.
Many of the 123 passengers who embarked on the Titanic at Queenstown Cork are believed to have attended Mass in the cathedral before boarding the ship. It is therefore a great mark of respect and remembrance of those who lost their lives in the tragedy that the memorial will be held in the same location.
The concert will commence with Adrian Gebruers (the cathedral Carillionneur) playing the Carillion at 11.40PM, marking the precise moment when the Titanic struck the iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.
The programme will feature Chopin’s Funeral March and the hymn ‘For Those in Peril on the Sea’. The short recital will conclude with the hymn ‘Nearer my God to Thee’, which is believed to have been played in the final moments by the liner’s eight-man orchestra, all of whom perished.
This concert marks the end of a week-long commemoration event series organised by Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 that are aimed to allow locals and visitors alike the opportunity to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on ‘the ship of dreams’.
For further information on events taking place during the commemoration events from 9-15 April and throughout the rest of the year, visit www.titanic100.ie
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