Choral Sketches – Performance Readings
The Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
21 September 2017
Chamber Choir Ireland
Nils Schweckendiek—Guest Director
Choral Sketches is a partnership project between Chamber Choir Ireland and Contemporary Music Centre, which provides a unique professional development opportunity for composers wishing to develop their skills in writing choral music with mentoring from renowned composer Tarik O’Regan. In a highly competitive process, composers Amanda Feery, Michael Gallen and Seán Doherty were selected to participate in the 2016/2017 Choral Sketches project and received mentoring from Tarik O’Regan which led to the development of a series of compositional sketches for a new choral work. These sketches were the focus of a public workshop led by Tarik O’Regan with Chamber Choir Ireland and Artistic Director, Paul Hillier in February 2017. Sean Doherty's new work Snow Dance for the Dead, which featured in the Choral Sketches project, was given its premiere at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music. L'Auditori, Barcelona, Spain by New Dublin Voices in July 2017. The completed works from Michael Gallen and Amanda Feery will receive a public performance reading by Chamber Choir Ireland led by guest conductor Nils Schweckendiek in the National Concert Hall on 21st September at 6.30pm.