SATURDAY 4 MAY
1.30pm, CURTIS AUDITORIUM,
CIT CORK SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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Admission: €10/€7 concs.
In association with CIT Cork School of Music

Bridge of Song with Madrigal ’75

Director: James Taylor

Madrigal ’75 is a vocal ensemble based in Cork City with a repertoire ranging from early to modern music, both sacred and secular. Founded in 1975 by university students, the choir now comprises a diverse combination of singers from all walks of life. Madrigal ’75 has developed a reputation as a vocal ensemble of great skill and beauty, performing repertoire from  as early as the 14th century right through to contemporary choral works, including fi rst performances of new  commissions. In 2005 Madrigal ’75 was a prominent participant in the Cork European Capital of Culture events, touring France as cultural ambassadors for the city. Madrigal ’75 is also the winner of the Carols for Christmas 2006 and 2012 competitions on RTÉ Lyric FM. Other successes include Best Choir at the Montreux International Choral Festival (where it is making a return visit this year), several Best Performances and First Prize awards at successive Cork International  Choral Festivals, and the Irish Choir of the Year award. The choir has performed with several of Ireland’s leading ensembles, including the RTÉ Vanbrugh  String Quartet and the Orchestra of St Cecilia. In 2008 and 2011 respectively, the choir presented the closing and opening  concerts of the prestigious East Cork Early Music Festival. Since January 2007, Madrigal ’75 has been directed by James Taylor, organist and harpsichordist, who, having held posts in the UK, New Zealand and Canada, now lectures at CIT Cork School of Music and is also Assistant Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork. This lunchtime concert, entitled Bridge of Song, will include works by Sweelinck, Debussy, Alan Cutts, Tarik O’Regan, Tormis and Lukaszewski.

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Check out Madrigal ’75 in action in the Curtis Auditorium