Date(s) of Performance
National Chamber Choir of Ireland
Artistic Director and Conductor: Paul Hillier
National Chamber Choir of Ireland with guest artist Stewart French on guitar; Sopranos: Sarah Busfield, Elizabeth Hilliard, Deirdre Moynihan, Abbi Temple, Susannah Vango Altos: Mark Chambers, Mihaela-Loredana Chirvase, Stephanie Seeney, Christina Whyte Tenors: Warwick Harte, Alan Leech, Michael Solomon Williams, Jacek Wisłocki Basses: Tristan Caldwell, Jeff Ledwidge, Paul McGough, AndrewThompson
Many stories have been born from the mists of Irish mythology. None, however, can match the epic tale of St. Patrick’s encounter with Caílte and Oisín, the last of Finn mac Cumaill’s legendary band of warriors. This grand saga, the Acallam na Senórach: “An Irish Colloquy”, intertwines the ancient lore and the new religion, creating a new and lasting vision for Ireland. The tale has been adapted into an hour-long English-language music and vocal piece by composer Tarik O’Regan. Performing this regional premiere will be the incomparable National Chamber Choir of Ireland, the flagship choral ensemble of the Emerald Isle. Under the artistic directorship of multiple award-winning choral conductor Paul Hillier, the choir is internationally renowned for its unique approach, lush vocal prowess and a dedication to promoting new works.
Theatre and Performance Studies