Soul Peace with Guest Director Nils Schweckendiek

All Hallows Chapel, DCU, Drumcondra

12 November 2021–12 November 2021 9:00pm

Streaming, Online

14 January 2022–22 January 2022 12:00am


Paul Hindemith (Germany, 1895-1963)12 Madrigals, No. 4 ‘Trink aus!’ & No. 5 ‘An eine Tote’
Eugene Birman (Latvia, b. 1987)Lamentations
Ina Boyle (Ireland, 1889-1967)Five Gaelic Hymns
Amanda Feery (Ireland, b. 1984)Longwave
Amy Beach (USA, 1867-1944)Help us, O God op. 50


Chamber Choir Ireland
Nils SchweckendiekGuest Director

Chamber Choir Ireland welcomes Guest Director Nils Schweckendiek for Soul Peace, a concert of works which seek to find calm from sources both mundane and divine.

Schweckendiek, Artistic Director of the Helsinki Chamber Choir, leads Chamber Choir Ireland in this diverse programme of works, unified by the universal search for peace and comfort in places both internal and external—the bottom of a pint glass in Paul Hindemith's madrigal 'Trink aus!'; the soothing sounds of the late-night shipping forecast in Amanda Feery's Longwave; or the small light of religious faith held within, in Eugene Birman's Lamentations, Ina Boyle's Five Gaelic Hymns, and Amy Beach's psalm Help us, O God.

This concert, performed to a live audience in November 2021, will now be made available to online audiences for one week only.

Listen back to this episode of RTÉ Radio One's Arena for a sneak preview of Longwave, with insightful interview with the composer herself, Amanda Feery.