Choral Diary - Kilkenny

An Irish Carol, Christmas Trees, and a Rose

DATE:  08/12/2017

TIME:  7.30pm


On the 8th of December, Chamber Choir Ireland will visit the beautiful St Canice's RC Church in Kilkenny with An Irish Carol, Christmas Trees, and a Rose, a very special seasonal concert celebrating carols old and new.

In this unique Christmas programme, Ireland’s national chamber choir present the wonderful Christmas Story by one of Germany’s finest 20th-century composers, Hugo Distler, with the Christmas narrative told in chant-like solos with choral interventions, threaded through with a series of choral variations on the lovely Christmas hymn ‘Es ist ein Ros entsprungen‘.

This work is joined by a beautiful grouping of carols by contemporary Irish composers; Rhona Clarke, Gerald Barry, Frank Corcoran, Eoghan Desmond and Eric Sweeney.

Chamber Choir Ireland’s annual Christmas performance is a festive highlight for many and is the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season with loved ones. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment!



VENUE:  St Canice's Roman Catholic Church, Kilkenny

CONDUCTOR:  Paul Hillier


TICKETS FROM:  www.chamberchoirireland.com

FURTHER DETAILS:  Presented in collaboration with Music in Kilkenny

Before Bach & After 2

DATE:  16/11/2018 & 17/11/2018 & 18/11/2018

TIME:  19.30 / 20.00 / 19.30


Chamber Choir Ireland will continue its popular Before Bach & After series with a trio of concerts in Kilkenny, Dublin and Belfast.


Audiences can look forward to a very special programme that includes a diverse selection of choral works including; a triptych of compositions by Irish composer David Fennessy including the world premiere of his new work Hashima Refrain, JS Bach's Furchtë dich nicht, Ich lasse dich nicht and Jauchzet dem Herrn motets, and a selection of stunning 13th-century compositions by Adam de la Halle, Guillaume de Machaut and Guillaume Dufay.



St Canice' RC Church, Kilkenny / St Ann's Church, Dawson St Dublin, The Parish Church of st George, Belfast


CONDUCTOR:  Paul Hillier


FURTHER DETAILS:  www.chamberchoirireland.com

The Kilkenny Choir Christmas Concert

DATE:  December 9th

TIME:  4.30 pm


Britten's Ceremony of Carols,

Weihnachten (F Mendelssohn )

In Dulci Jublio (arr R.H. Pearsall)

Hodie Christus natus est (Sweenlinck)

Sure on this Shining Night (Lauridson)


VENUE:  St. John's Church, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

CONDUCTOR:  Thomas Kehoe

OTHER PERFORMERS:  Anne-Marie o'Farrell (Harp) and Eoin O'Callaghan(piano)

TICKET PRICES:  €15 (€10 concession)


Available on door or https://thekilkennychoir-christmas-concert.eventbrite.ie

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