St. Barrahane's Church Festival of Music and Concerts

St. Barrahane's Church of Ireland


(8km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51


+353 86 226 4797 (Jacqueline Weij)

Chamber Choir Ireland Quartet

July 18, 2024

8:00 pm


Venue: St. Barrahane's Church, Castletownshend, P81 AH51, 8pm

Tickets €20
Online, at the door, at Thornhill Electrical Skibbereen or text/call 086 226 4797


A quartet of Chamber Choir Ireland singers performs a selection of music perfect for a summer evening—from gems of early music and Romantic partsongs, to classics from the Great American Songbook, and pieces by contemporary Irish composers.


"Music this uncalculatedly beautiful leaves you almost desperate with gratitude."



Chamber Choir Ireland is the country's national chamber choir and premier professional choral ensemble, under the Artistic Direction of Grammy-winning conductor, Paul Hillier.


Recognised for their eclectic and creative commissioning, programming, and recording, CCI's programmes span from early renaissance to cutting edge commissions. Their performances have been described as having a tone which is ‘liquid in its power and purity’ with a ‘strong vocal flexibility of style’ (Belfast Telegraph). The choir has a strong commitment to touring in Ireland, presenting high quality choral concerts to audiences around the country. International touring has included the USA, UK, Belgium, Russia, Germany and South America.


The choir has previously recorded for labels such as Harmonia Mundi and RTÉ lyric fm, including the world premiere recording of works by Gerald Barry, Barry meets Beethoven, featuring Crash Ensemble and Stephen Richardson on the Orchid Classics label. Their 2020 release, Letters (Naxos) featured A Letter of Rights by Tarik O’Regan & Alice Goodman, and Triptych, a CCI commission by David Fennessy. Letters garnered a 5-star review in the Irish Times and a New Music Scotland award. CCI's most recent recording with Louth Contemporary Music Society, Folks’ Music (November 2023), features two new commissions, Cassandra Miller’s The City, Full of People and Linda Catlin Smith's Folio.


Chamber Choir Ireland has a strong Learning and Participation programme operating all across the island of Ireland, including the schools-based Composers in the Classroom programme, bespoke workshops for community and amateur choirs, and Choral Sketches; a career development programme for established composers.


Chamber Choir Ireland receives principal funding & support from the Arts Council/an Chomhairle Ealaíon, with support from Dublin City Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through its National Lottery Fund. Their international touring is supported by Culture Ireland. CCI is a resident ensemble at the National Concert Hall of Ireland, Associate Artists to Dublin City University, and a member of TENSO – the network of professional chamber choirs in Europe. In 2021, Chamber Choir Ireland welcomed President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins as Patron.


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