Top Canadian Choir Visits Ireland 28 April 2014

Canada’s award-winning chamber choir SPIRITUS teams up with Ireland’s internationally acclaimed New Dublin Voices for what promises to be a wonderful one-off concert in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, April 28th at 8pm.

The Canadians are visiting Dublin as part of an Irish tour which culminates in the 2014 Cork International Choral Festival.  Conducted by Timothy Shantz, this outstanding choir will perform a wide-ranging selection of choral music including beautiful Canadian folk songs in contemporary arrangements. Joining SPIRITUS is New Dublin Voices in a programme of striking contrasts between great masterpieces of the Renaissance and the exciting and provocative music of our own times.

Since its founding in 1995, SPIRITUS Chamber Choir has enriched Canadian choral scene with performances of high-quality choral repertoire. Known for its diverse programming, SPIRITUS has championed music both old and new from around the world, and integrated a variety of performing and visual arts within its performances. At the 2013 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, SPIRITUS took First Prizes in both the mixed-voice adult choir and contemporary music categories.

New Dublin Voices, founded by its conductor Bernie Sherlock in 2005, is a leading Irish chamber choir famous for concert programmes that are fresh and innovative and span a very wide range of style
and period. NDV takes special pleasure in exploring the music of living composers, and is a regular prizewinner on the European circuit of elite choral competitions.

Tickets available online at www.newdublinvoices.com/tickets, at the door or can be reserved by email: moc.seciovnilbudwen@ofni

For more information about this event please contact ac.riohcrebmahcsutirips@reganam or tel Edith Pritchard, General Manager +1 403 922 7021

www.spirituschamberchoir.ca

www.newdublinvoices.com

 

SPIRITUS programme will include:

Ola Gjeilo – Phoenix: Agnus Dei

Schütz  – Die mit Tranen saen

Daunais – La Carpe

MacMillan –  Alpha & Omega

Pärt – Nunc dimittis

Wadsworth  – Spring is Here

MacDonald – Tabula Rasa

Sled – Sparrow’s Jig

Girvan  – V’la l’bon vent

Dalglish – Paradise

arr Smail – The Maple Leaf Forever

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