Chamber Choir Ireland and Music Network present a very special collaboration this October between the Choir and Chatham Saxophone Quartet, in a programme of exquisite spiritual music featuring repertoire by Arvo Pärt, Gesualdo, Kantscheli, Bruckner and Britten, conducted by renowned British musicologist James Wood, who was awarded the prestigious ECHO Klassik Prize in 2013 for his monumental reconstruction and recording of Gesualdo’s sacred music, which had lain unperformed for over 400 years.
Chamber Choir Ireland is delighted welcome back James Wood to work again on repertoire for choir and saxophone quartet and to work for the first time with the Chatham Saxophone Quartet. Runaway winners of Music Network’s Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the superlative Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility. With an eclectic repertoire spanning contemporary, classical and jazz genres, this unique ensemble pushes the boundaries of what a saxophone quartet can be.
Combining Music Network’s touring expertise, honed over its thirty years as Ireland’s national touring agency, with Chamber Choir Ireland’s spellbinding performance pedigree, this touring partnership is funded by The Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme.