The Orthodox Spirit

St Thomas' Church, Belfast
20 June 2017 7:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
21 June 2017 8:00pm
St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
22 June 2017 8:00pm
The Black Abbey, Kilkenny
19 August 2017 10:00pm

The Orthodox Spirit starts with the Irish premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Kleine Litanei, which pays homage to a great theologian and thinker of the Early Middle Ages, the Irish Benedictine monk St Virgil. This unique recital continues with a selection of Russian Orthodox Church Music from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Chamber Choir Ireland visit the Russian masters and inhabit the world of church Slavonic with extracts from Rachmaninov’s  All-Night Vigil, and works by Bortniansky, Stravinsky and more.


Presented in association with Moving on Music, The Lime Tree Theatre and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Blazhen muzh (Blessed is the man) Kiev chant, C17
Kleine Litanei Arvo Pärt
Rejoice O Virgin TheotokosGalina Grigorjeva
Dnes Christos (Today Christ is born)Znamenny polyphony
Three Sacred PiecesIgor Stravinsky
Slava otsu I synu (Gloria from Service in a Minor Key) Vasily Titov
Ninye sili nebesniya (Now the Powers of Heaven)Giuseppe Sarti
Drei Geistliche GesängeAlfred Schnittke
Glasom moim (Concerto 27) Dmitry Bortniansky
The Vespers (selection) Sergei Rachmaninov
Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierConductor