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Chamber Choir Ireland

Wednesday 22 May, 7.30pm

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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Tickets: £7.50 - £25.00

The sixteen dazzling voices of Ireland’s national chamber choir bring the best of contemporary choral music to Norfolk & Norwich Festival. 

Featuring works by living Irish composers, David Fennessy’s eccentric chOirland—made up of nonsense lyrics taken from the choruses of traditional Irish songs and ballads—and Eoghan Desmond’s I am. 

In Cassandra Miller’s The City, Full of People, the audience eavesdrops on ‘a cacophony of private secrets,’ immersed in the meditative echoes of Tallis’ sixteenth-century lamentations.  

Mesmerising to behold, Caroline Shaw’s origami-inspired How to fold the wind uses speech, inhaled notes, and innovative vocal effects to fold individual voices together into a complex whole. 

One of Arvo Pärt’s most celebrated interpreters, conductor Paul Hillier leads Chamber Choir Ireland in the subtle unfolding of Pärt’s sublime O Holy Father Nicholas—composed for the re-opening of St Nicholas’ church as a pilgrimage for all faiths at New York’s Ground Zero. 

Chamber Choir Ireland are known for their awe-inspiring performances and their creative approach to commissioning. Under the Artistic Direction of Grammy-winning conductor, Paul Hillier, they bring world-class choral performances to audiences across Ireland and internationally, spanning from rarely heard treasures of early music to world premieres and brand new commissions.

Important information

Venue: Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Duration: 1hr (no interval)


Tickets: £10.00, £15.00, £20.00, £25.00

Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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22 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £25.00

The City, Full of People was commissioned by Eamonn Quinn of Louth Contemporary Music Society with funding provided by the Arts Council of Ireland and Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.


With thanks to Director’s Circle Supporter Lynn Biggs.


Masthead credit: Ruth Medjber

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