Chamber Choir Ireland at New Music Dublin (LIVESTREAM)

National Concert Hall, Dublin

25 April 2021


David Fennessy (b.1976) chOirland
Caroline Shaw (b.1982)and the swallow Irish Premiere
Pablo Ortiz (b.1956)Leaving Limerick in the Rain EU Premiere
Rhona Clarke (b.1958)A Bit of Nonsense World Premiere
Ed Bennett (b.1975)No Noise, Nor Silence (but one equal music) Commission: World Premiere
David Fennessy (b. 1976)Ne Reminiscaris (Remember Not)
Siobhán Cleary (b.1970)Theophilus Thistle and the Myth of Miss Muffet


Chamber Choir Ireland
Andrew SynnottGuest Director

Celebrating some of the best contemporary choral music from Ireland in recent years! Headlining the programme with David Fennessy’s chOirland – written for Chamber Choir Ireland in 2002, the programme made up of everything from John Donne to nonsense text  and tongue twisters.  Programmed by CCI’s Artistic Director, Paul Hillier, and following on from CCI’s 2021 St Patrick’s Day series ‘Celebrating Irish Composers’, we revisit some of the highlights of Chamber Choir Ireland’s Irish commissions with Siobhán Cleary’s Theophilus Thistle and the Myth of Miss Muffet, and David Fennessy’s Ne Reminiscaris from Triptych – recorded on the Naxos 2020 release Letters, and introduces the world premiere of Ed Bennett’s No Noise, Nor Silence (co-commissioned with Music For Galway/Galway 2020) and Rhona Clarke’s A Bit of Nonsense, as well as the Irish premiere of Caroline Shaw’s and the swallow and Pablo Ortiz’s Leaving Limerick in the Rain with text from Richard Blanco’s poem of the same name. The concert is available to view LIVE through the booking link above at 7pm on Sunday 25 April, 2021.