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.

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