O'Regan and Riley - Chamber Choir Ireland
1st June 2016
The concerts include the European premieres of Riley’s Madrigal, a re-telling of a story from the Book of Ruth. Glass’s Three Songs for Chorus a cappella combine texts by Leonard Cohen, Raymond Levesque and Octavio Paz; meanwhile O’Regan’s Scattered Rhymes builds on fragments from a mass by Machaut to create a rhythmically driven setting of Petrarch’s obsessive and sensuous love poetry.
Minimal Roots…and a few green branches!
Chamber Choir Ireland Paul Hillier, conductor
9 June 2016, 8pm Freemason's Hall, Dublin, Ireland Part of Music in Great Irish Houses Festival
10 June 2016, 8pm Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Kilkenny, Ireland In collaboration with Music in Kilkenny
A further performance of Tarik O’Regan’s Scattered Rhymes takes place at the Gregynog Festival in Wales on 26 June.