Chamber Choir Ireland & Paul Hillier
Friday 20th April, 2pm
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 welcomed 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. Chamber Choir Ireland once again returned to the Cork International Choral Festival as Choir-in-Residence, offering an extended seminar session on new choral music and its performance as part of the festival’s annual choral symposium. This seminar, led by Artistic Director Paul Hillier with Chamber Choir Ireland, offered attendees a 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. The main focus of the discussion was the jointly commissioned new work music for thomas Bernhard by Andrew Hamilton, and the winner of this year’s Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition Donal Sarsfield and his piece A Grain in the Balance together with a performance reading of runner-up Kenneth Edge with When You are Old.