Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
Admission: free of charge
Maintaining the Festival’s vision as an important and central part of the Festival programme, the Festival again welcomes Paul Hillier, one of the world’s leading specialists on choral music, and the Festival’s choir-in-residence, Chamber Choir Ireland to present a seminar on new choral music, and its performance, as part of the Choral Symposium. The style of presentation will offer seminar attendees a more relevant and engaging approach to how texts are selected, the related process of composing music appropriate to the text, and the input of the singers as to its accessibility. Two new works will be featured, and given their world premières in Cork – a new composition by David Fennessy – Ne Reminicaris -(jointly commissioned by CICF and CCI), and City Shower by the winner of this year’s Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition, John Lonergan (supported by the Ó Riada family). In addition, the seminar presentation will also feature a performance reading of Scél Lemm Dúiḃ, by Criostóir Ó Loingsigh, one of two runner ups in the Seán Ó Riada Competition. All the named composers and writers will be present and play an active part in the symposium.