Grete Pedersen & Chamber Choir Ireland – Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Black Abbey, Kilkenny

16 August 2019


Kaija SaariahoNuits, adieux
Ørjan MatreOrphic Songs Prologue, Rite, Hyphnos
Louis AndriessenUn Beau Baiser
Deirdre McKaySable sui glisse (commissioned by New Music Dublin, 2019)
Rhona ClarkeThe Kiss
Maja LinderothSonnet form denatured prose


Chamber Choir Ireland
Grete PedersenConductor

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