A 1975 performance of Handel's Messiah that brought
together singers from many of Northside Dublin's interdenominational
choirs, led to the founding of the Third Day Chorale.
Against a background of spiralling violence in Northern Ireland, the concert was a
positive statement of solidarity with the troubled communities from both traditions.
The venue for the event was the parish church
at Bayside in Dublin which is dedicated to the Resurrection.
The title of the Chorale is also inpired by this article of faith common to all Christians.
The Chorale's founder Marie O'Shea, a native of Cork, studied music in U.C.C.
with Dr. Aloys Fleischman and Sean O Riada. She stepped down as musical director at the end of 2009.
In early 2010 the musical directorship was taken up by Ruaidhri O Dalaigh.
Since his taking on the role the choir has continued in its
dedication to oratorio and sacred music.
The choir's repertoire also includes choruses from opera as well as
settings of Irish Airs and International Folk music.
In 2015 Ruaidhri was succeeded as Director by Dr.Edward Cetto