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