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 3:30pm
St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork
3 May 2019 7:30pm

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.

In this programme, the music of Bach alternates with three contemporary works, which are all by women and shift the focus of the texts and indeed the musical inspiration significantly beyond and away from the Western tradition.

The Dublin concert will be accompanied by a free pre-concert talk given by broadcaster Tim Thurston in conversation with CCI CEO Majella Hollywood, 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


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 dem HerrnJ.S. Bach
Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierArtistic Director