The last in the Secret Music Series by Kilkenny Arts Festival for 2021 is a big one in a big space and it goes to Chamber Choir Ireland, recorded at St. Canice’s Cathedral.
Garnering a strong reputation for its unique approach to creative commissioning, recording and programming, Chamber Choir Ireland is the country’s flagship choral ensemble and national chamber choir under the Artistic Direction of the multi-award-winning conductor, Paul Hillier.
The Choir’s programmes span from the early renaissance to the present day, incorporating established choral classics with cutting edge commissions, and a style of performance that incorporates versatility, dynamism and often vocal pyrotechnics.
Chamber Choir Ireland performances have been described as having a tone that is ‘liquid in its power and purity’ with ‘a strong vocal flexibility of style’ (Belfast Telegraph).
The Choir has a strong commitment to touring in Ireland and continues to develop its touring network in order to present high-quality choral concerts to audiences around the country. International touring has included the USA, Russia, South America and Germany.
Chamber Choir Ireland continue their long association with Kilkenny Arts Festival with a beautiful set from Abbi Temple (Soprano), Leanne Fitzgerald (Alto), Stuart Kinsella (Tenor), William Gaunt (Bass) in the historic, beautiful and iconic St Canice’s Cathedral.