Eoghan Desmond: Mother Goose’s Melodies

This year’s winner of the Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition at the Cork International Choral Festival is Cork-born, Dublin-based Eoghan Desmond.  We talked to Eoghan during rehearsals about his approach to writing for choirs and the history he’s had with Chamber Choir Ireland: Eoghan, you have a bit of a history with Chamber Choir Ireland… Read more »

Ian Wilson: Slouching towards Bethlehem

On Friday 1st May, Chamber Choir Ireland will perform the world premiere of Ian Wilson’s Slouching towards Bethlehem, a two-movement work using two of W B Yeats’ so-called ‘apocalyptic’ works marking the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth.  We caught up with Ian as he prepares to attend rehearsals ahead of the premiere to tell… Read more »

What’s next?

It’s been a little quiet for us while we get all the details together for an exciting programme of concerts over the next twelve months, but we’re nearly there! Up next we’re back in Cork for our residency at the Cork International Choral Festival in May where we mark the 150th Anniversary of Yeats’ birth… Read more »