Before Bach and After : I

St Canice's RC Church, Kilkenny

18 August 2018

St Thomas's Church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast

8 September 2018

St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin

9 September 2018


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Missa Brevis: Kyrie & Gloria
Sebastian Knüpfer Erforsche mich
Heinrich Isaac Innsbruck ich muss dich lassen
Johannes Brahms Two Motets Op. 29 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her & Schaffe in mir Gott ein rein Herz
Isaac/J.S. BachNun ruhen alle Wälder
J.S. Bach Jesu meine Freude


Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierArtistic Director

This programme is the first 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. The first programme includes works from the Old Bach Archive, two motets by Brahms, and Bach’s Jesu meine Freude as well as works by Giovanni di Palestrina, Sebastian Knüpfer and Heinrich Isaac. The Dublin concert will be accompanied by a free pre-concert talk given by broadcaster Tim Thurston in conversation with Paul Hillier, given 1 hour before the concert. Further details on pre-concert talks can be found through the following link - Talks Info To read an excerpt from an essay on the series by CCI Artistic Director Paul Hillier please click HERE For those intending on attending the full series of concerts in Dublin, there is an option to buy one ticket covering the entrance to all four concerts at a cheaper rate. This can be purchased via Dublin Series Ticket The Kilkenny concert will take place during the Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Belfast concert is presented in association with Moving on Music.