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Irish Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Choir Ireland

Irish Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Choir Ireland

Cormac MacCarthy, Conductor



From Arvo Pärt’s shimmering song of St. Silouan to

Eoghan Desmond’s sean-nós-inspired Elegy for Colmcille

Hildegard Von Bingen O Virtus Sapientiae

Arvo Pärt Silouan’s Song

Jean Sibelius Rakastava The Lover Op. 14

Arvo Pärt Fratres

Eoghan Desmond Amra Choluim Chille

The sacred music of Hildegard of Bingen came to the fore twenty-five years ago. O Virtus Sapientiae is one of her very beautiful chants augmented by the voices of Chamber Choir Ireland.  Arvo Pärt’s Fratres shimmers with emotion. Minimalist and majestic – it is food for the soul.  ICO sparkles in Silouans Song, an instrumental work, that reflects Pärt’s devotion to his faith.  Sibelius rearranged his choral work Rakastava, for strings, triangle. and timpani. The music paints an earthy and erotic picture of young love. Finally, Amra Choluim Chille by Eoghan Desmond, a new Irish language cantata for choir, strings, harp, and percussion is inspired by Irish traditional music.  The well-known tune Columba features throughout the piece, in a manner inspired by sean-nós singing.

Dates and Tickets

Wednesday 15 March All Hallows Chapel, DCU, Drumcondra, Dublin, 7.30pm

Thursday 16 March St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, 7.30pm