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St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre Friday 18th November 7.30
Heinz Pollmeier Memorial Concert
Continuing on its busy Autumn touring schedule and before becoming complete festive in
December, Chamber Choir Ireland presents a very special concert programme this November. Taking its title from Bachianas Brasilieras by Villa-Lobos, this is quite the musical journey where South America meets Europe, and the 20thcentury hurtles back to the 18th century. Villa-Lobos takes the baroque style prelude and fugue influence into his treatment of Brazilian folk, Mauricio Kagel, born in Argentina, but moved to Germany continues the chorale tradition, while Berg and Bach expose the Baroque and 20th century treatments of the chorale.
Admission: €15.00, Students €5.00
NB Venue and 7:30 Start Time
Tickets available at the door. Unallocated Seating
Venue: St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Patrick Street
Chamber Choir Ireland is the country’s flagship choral ensemble renowned for its unique approach to creative commissioning, recording and programming, and has gained a reputation for the high artistic quality of its performances.
The Choir performs regularly throughout Ireland and in recent years has toured to the US, Russia and the UK. Recent recordings have included Barry meets Beethoven on the Orchid label, released in June 2016, One Day Fine on the RTÉ Lyric FM label, and Acallam na Senórach & Carols from the Old and New Worlds with Harmonia Mundi.
Artistic director Paul Hillier is from England and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Earlier in his career, he was a founding director of the Hilliard Ensemble, and subsequently founded Theatre of Voices.