Before Bach and After : III

St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
2 May 2019
St Ann's Church, Dawson St, Dublin
3 February 2019
St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork
3 May 2019

Following its first outing in May, the third programme of the Before Bach and After series will next visit St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick in partnership with Lime Tree Theatre, and St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork as part of the Cork International Choral Festival.

This thrilling programme alternates two Bach motets, a cantata and a fugue with contemporary works by Julia Wolfe, Santa Ratniece and Anne Boyd as well as a vocal re-working of Bach’s Fuga V, shifting the focus of the texts and indeed the musical inspiration significantly beyond and away from the Western tradition.

To read an excerpt from an essay on the series by CCI Artistic Director Paul Hillier please click HERE


The Cork concert is presented in association with Cork International Choral Festival 

The Limerick concert is presented in association with Lime Tree Theatre and River Fest Limerick

Komm Jesu komm J.S. Bach
As I crossed a bridge of dreamsAnne Boyd
Fuga V J.S. Bach
Guard my tongueJulia Wolfe
Zion hört die Wächter singen J.S. Bach
Horo Horo Hata HataSanta Ratniece
Lobet den HerrnJ.S. Bach
Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierArtistic Director