Poets, Passion and Peace with guest director Sofi Jeannin

St Anne's Church, Dawson St, Dublin

22 April 2023

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork

28 April 2023


Carin Malmlöf-Forssling (Sweden, 1916-2005)Ahimsa
Aine Mallon (Ireland, b. 1994)New commission World Premiere
Lise Borel (France, b. 1993)Eternity from Requiem Civil
Carl Unander-Scharin (Sweden, b. 1964)'Mutation' from Calligrammes
Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur (France, 1908-2002)Le cantique des cantiques
Julien Joubert (France, b. 1973)Trois Verlaine a cappella
Laura Heneghan (Ireland, b. 1999)Draíocht na Farraige World Premiere, Cork concert only


Chamber Choir Ireland
Sofi JeanninGuest Director

From Sanskrit to Scripture and centuries of poetry, Sofi Jeannin joins Chamber Choir Ireland for a concert of contemporary works on the theme of peace

Bringing together contemporary works by Irish, French, and Swedish composers, Chamber Choir Ireland and guest director Sofi Jeannin (Chief Conductor, BBC Singers) head to Cork International Choral Festival and New Music Dublin this April.

Poets, Passion and Peace  explores themes of peace and love, through texts ranging from Sanskrit to Scripture, and some of the greatest poets and writers spanning the centuries. The programme features the world premiere of a new commission by Irish composer, Áine Mallon, based on a canticle from the Song of Songs.

Audiences in Cork will also get to hear the world premiere of Laura Heneghan's winning entry in the 2023 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition, Draíocht na Farraige.

Chamber Choir Ireland is delighted to welcome back Sofi Jeannin as guest director. Renowned for her beautifully clear and succinct technique, and with a formidable repertoire knowledge and understanding across all genres, Swedish-born Sofi Jeannin has established herself as one of the finest and most respected choral specialists around today. Currently Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers and Music Director of la Maîtrise de Radio France, Jeannin was previously Music Director of the Choeur de Radio France, a post she took up in 2015.