Anselm McDonnell Announced as Winner of Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition 2024

Anselm McDonnell has been announced as this year’s winner of the prestigious Seán Ó Riada composition competition! Each year, the competition invites submissions of new works from composers born or based in Ireland, and is held in collaboration with the Cork International Choral Festival and Chamber Choir Ireland. Anselm McDonnell’s winning composition, Gallagher, is an … Continued

Chamber Choir Ireland and the Contemporary Music Centre are now seeking applications for Choral Sketches 2024

Deadline: 5pm, 7 March 2024 Chamber Choir Ireland and the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland are delighted to renew their professional development programme, Choral Sketches for its sixth year with composer mentor, Rhona Clarke. This is a unique professional development opportunity for composers who wish to develop their skills in writing choral music with mentoring from … Continued

Spring-Summer 2024 Season marks the beginning of Paul Hillier’s 16th and final year as Artistic Director of Chamber Choir Ireland

Chamber Choir Ireland marks the beginning of Paul Hillier’s 16th and final year as Artistic Director, with the announcement of their new season of performances for Spring-Summer 2024. Under Hillier’s leadership, the choir has gone from strength to strength, and he is most proud to have collaborated extensively with Irish composers such as Gerald Barry, … Continued

Folks’ Music in the New York Times and the New Yorker

Commissioned by Eamonn Quinn and Louth Contemporary Music Society and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland, Folks’ Music has been the subject of favourable mentions in the media since its release in November 2023: “Music this uncalculatedly beautiful leaves you almost desperate with gratitude.” Alex Ross, The New Yorker  Read More “All three works on this … Continued

Got a minute? Nominate Chamber Choir Ireland for the Benefact 12 Days of Giving

This December, the Benefact Group is giving away £120,000 to registered charities like Chamber Choir Ireland across 12 Days of Giving. Beginning on 1st December, 10 charities will win £1,000 in a draw each weekday. By nominating Chamber Choir Ireland, you can help us to continue bringing the joy of choral music to people all … Continued