ORPHEUS with Guest Director Grete Pedersen

ORPHEUS with Guest Director Grete Pedersen

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 7.30pm

Grete Pedersen, Artistic Director of the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, joins Chamber Choir Ireland as Guest Director for this concert of works around the story of Orpheus—musician, poet, and prophet of Greek mythology, who mourns the loss of his beloved Eurydice and, with his beautiful song, moves the god of death to tears to be reunited with her.

Tracing its musical responses through the centuries, we see how this story about the tremendous power of music—seemingly an endless font of inspiration—is perhaps as transcendent as Orpheus himself.

Featuring works by Hans Werner Henze, Ørjan Matre, and Henry Purcell.

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