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GALA CONCERTS

Chamber Choir Ireland Programme: Komm Jesu komm - J.S. Bach As I crossed a bridge of dreams - Anne Boyd

Lobet dem Herrn - J.S. Bach

This programme is the third in a series of four spread across the 2018-19 season in which Chamber Choir Ireland will present the complete motets of Bach, together with related works by Brahms, Schütz, and a variety of medieval and contemporary composers.

Seán Ó’Riada Competition Winner

Chamber Choir Ireland

Fuga V - J.S. Bach Guard my tongue - Julia Wolfe Zion hört die Wächter singen - J.S. Bach Horo Horo Hata Hata - Santa Ratniece

street after street alike - James May (b. 1994) WORLD PREMIÉRE Chamber Choir Ireland is delighted to once again visit Cork as Choir-In-Residence for the festival, with a diverse and thrilling programme showcasing contemporary Irish choral composers. Chamber Choir Ireland will present the third programme of Before Bach and After this May. Featuring a stunning programme that alternates two Bach motets, a cantata and a fugue, this concert also features contemporary works by Julia Wolfe, Santa Ratniece and Anne Boyd as well as a vocal re-working of Bach’s Fuga V, shifting

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the focus of the texts and indeed the musical inspiration significantly beyond and away from the Western tradition.

Garnering a strong reputation for its unique approach to creative commissioning, recording and programming, Chamber Choir Ireland is the country’s flagship choral ensemble and national chamber choir under the Artistic Direction of the multi-award-winning conductor, Paul Hillier. The Choir’s programmes span from early renaissance to the present day, incorporating established choral classics with cutting edge commissions, and a style of performance that incorporates versatility, dynamism and often vocal pyrotechnics. Chamber Choir Ireland performances have been described as having a tone which is ‘liquid in its power and purity’ with a ‘strong vocal flexibility of style’ (Belfast Telegraph). The Choir has a strong

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