Poets, Passion and Peace
Date: Saturday 22nd April
Venue: St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street
Chamber Choir Ireland
Sofi Jeannin, guest director
Carin Malmlöf-Forssling Ahimsa (1992)
Aine Mallon new commission (2023) [World Premiere]
Lise Borel ‘Eternity’ from Requiem Civil (2022)
Carl Unander-Scharin ‘Mutations’ from Calligrammes (2017)
Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur Le Cantique des cantiques (1952)
Julien Joubert extracts from Ariettes oubliées (1997)
Julien Joubert extracts from Aquarelles (2011)
From Sanskrit to Scripture and centuries of poetry, join Sofi Jeannin as she leads Chamber Choir Ireland in this concert of contemporary works on the theme of peace.
Chamber Choir Ireland is delighted to welcome back Swedish-born director Jeannin —renowned for her beautifully clear and succinct technique, and with a formidable repertoire knowledge and understanding across all genres. Their performance brings together pieces by Irish, French, and Swedish composers employing texts from some of the greatest poets and writers across the centuries that contemplate peace.
Highlights of this performance will include the world premiere of the winning entry in this year's Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition, as well as a new commission from Irish composer, Áine Mallon.
Chamber Choir Ireland receives principal funding & support from the Arts Council/ an Chomhairle Ealaíon, is a resident ensemble at the National Concert Hall of Ireland, Associate Artists to Dublin City University and a member of Tenso, the European network of professional chamber choirs.