The National Chamber Choir of Ireland performs its Madrigalia programme this week, in Galway (22 July), Dublin (23 July) and Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow (24 July). The performance in Kilmacanogue is followed by afternoon tea included in the ticket.
Madrigalia combines English madrigals from the 1600s with other work from seventeenth-century composers such as John Wilbye and Thomas Tomkins as well as pieces from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by George MacFarren, Robert Lucas Pearsall, Michael Tippett and Thea Musgrave, among other composers.
The National Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Hillier, released an album of choral music by Irish composers earlier this year. One Day Fine includes music by Ian Wilson, Andrew Hamilton, Arnold Bax, Charles Villiers Stanford, Kevin Volans and others.
Published on 22 July 2011