Before Bach and After : III

St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
2 May 2019 8:00pm
St Ann's Church, Dawson St, Dublin
3 February 2019
St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork
3 May 2019 7:30pm

The third programme of Before Bach and After will get its first outing on Sunday 3 February in St Anne’s Church on Dawson Street, Dublin at 3.30pm. 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 the focus of the texts and indeed the musical inspiration significantly beyond and away from the Western tradition. In May, this concert will visit Limerick and Cork for further performances.

For attendees of this performance, Tim Thurston will be in conversation with CCI CEO Majella Hollywood prior to the concert at 2.30pm and all ticket holders are welcome to attend. Definitely not to be missed!

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.

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 and will go on sale in early 2019.

The Limerick concert is presented in association with Lime Tree Theatre and will go on sale in early 2019.

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