Chamber Choir Ireland | Gala Concert @ Cork International Choral Festival 2021
Returning after such silent times for choirs in lockdown, Chamber Choir Ireland (CICF Choir-in-Residence) presents a glorious programme of British choral music from the 20th century. The choir is delighted to present the premiere of Amanda Feery’s Longwave using text from the Shipping Forecast – originally commissioned for the 2020 Cork International Choral Festival and also two prize-winning entries from the Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition: Norah Constance Walsh’s On a quiet day in the future (2021 winning entry) and Peter Leavy’s It will not depart (2020 winning entry). This concert has been programmed by CCI’s Artistic Director, Paul Hillier who, due to current restrictions, can’t be with us in Ireland for this year’s festival. However, we warmly welcome Andrew Synnott as guest director who has had close connections with the Festival in the past as a former winner of the Séan Ó Riada Composition Competition in 1991!