2013 has been quite the year for us not least in that as the year comes to an end, we’ve re-branded from the National Chamber Choir to Chamber Choir Ireland.
Some of the highlights of the year have been:
- Welcoming Theatre of Voices to Ireland for the first time in two separate projects; Arvo Pärt’s Passio in March and for our Summer Baroque Festival in June;
- Becoming one of the first resident ensembles in the new residency programme at the National Concert Hall;
- A spectacular tour of Love and Other Nonsense featuring some of the most wonderful choral music from throughout Europe;
- Festival performances in Cork (Cork International Choral Festival) and Dun Laoghaire (Dun Laoghaire Organ Series);
- A wonderful performance in the RHA Gallery of Jennifer Walshe’s The White Noisery as part of Culture Night 2013;
- Rounding off the year with two wonderful programmes: The first with our neighbours and friends, Irish Baroque Orchestra in A Baroque Christmas at the National Concert Hall and the second, in two wonderful performances of Carols from the Old and New Worlds in Belfast and Dublin.
To all our collaborators, promoters and performance partners from 2013, a sincere thank you.
Looking ahead to 2014, the first six months will be busy for us. You can download the full season brochure to peruse the full programme of activity through to May 2014, but highlights will include:
- We’ll be back in the recording studio to record Carols from the Old and New Worlds;
- Tudor Church Music in Waterford, Letterkenny and Dublin;
- When we were children – a fitting tribute to Sir John Tavener and Steve Martland together with an exciting David Lang Premiere;
- Residencies, performances and workshops at the Cork International Choral Festival, Vale of Glamorgan Festival and Limerick Sings Festival as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.
We look forward to welcoming you to our events in 2014 and thank you most sincerely for your continued support.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the team at Chamber Choir Ireland.