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


J.S. Bach Komm Jesu komm
Anne Boyd As I crossed a bridge of dreams
J.S. Bach Fuga V
Julia WolfeGuard my tongue
J.S. Bach Zion hört die Wächter singen
Santa Ratniece Horo Horo Hata Hata
J.S. Bach Lobet den Herrn


Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierArtistic Director

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