Grete Pedersen & Chamber Choir Ireland – Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Black Abbey, Kilkenny
16 August 2019 3:00pm

After its sold-out, late-night concerts exploring choral works through the ages, Chamber Choir Ireland returns to the Kilkenny Arts Festival with a radical new approach. Led by celebrated Norwegian conductor Grete Pederson, the Choir will perform an exciting suite of contemporary pieces by a wealth of European composers. Featuring Louis Andriessen’s gorgeous Un Beau Baiser, as well as recent works by leading Irish composers Rhona Clarke and Deirdre McKay, this truly is, as The Journal of Music put it, ‘new music for everyone’.

‘a sheerly beautiful immersion in choral sonority’ Irish Times

‘a veritable tour de force of new choral music … in Chamber Choir Ireland we surely enjoy one of the leading vocal ensembles in Europe’ The Journal of Music

Nuits, adieux Kaija Saariaho
Orphic Songs Prologue, Rite, HyphnosØrjan Matre
Un Beau BaiserLouis Andriessen
Sable sui glisseDeirdre McKay
(commissioned by New Music Dublin, 2019)
The KissRhona Clarke
Sonnet form denatured prose Maja Linderoth
Grete PedersenConductor
Chamber Choir Ireland