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News - Choral Sampler 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
explores Irish legend in a new hour-long work commissioned by the
National Chamber Choir of Ireland
. The piece, an extension of his 2008 NCC commission
, sets extracts from the 12th century Acallam na Senórach (Tales of the Elders) in Irish and English. The choir’s Artistic Director Paul Hillier will conduct the world premiere in Dublin on November 25. Meanwhile, O’Regan has turned to poetry by WB Yeats and Edward Thomas in Solitude Trilogy for chorus, harp and strings, to be premiered by
Vancouver Chamber Choir
on November 5.
has been commissioned by
to write a new piece in celebration of the Newcastle chamber choir’s fiftieth anniversary.
, for baritone solo and choir, sets a poem by Stephen Tunnicliffe on the life of St Cuthbert and will be premiered on November 13 at St George’s Church, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The premiere of
A Westminster Te Deum
with commemorate the 450th anniversary of the foundation of London’s
. Scored for choir, brass ensemble and organ, the piece will be performed by pupils of the school at a service held in Westminster Abbey on November 19.
Barry Wordsworth will conduct the Brighton Festival Youth Choir and
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
in the first performance of
Four American Carols
Richard Rodney Bennett
at the Brighton Dome on November 21. Scored for unison high voices, the carols -
A Child of God, I wonder as I wander, Away in a manger and Rise up, shepherd, and follow
– can be performed with piano or string orchestra accompaniment.
receives its premiere on November 5 at
Westminster Choir College
, Princeton, NJ, where it will be performed by Westminster Williamson Voices conducted by James Jordan. A five-movement work of around 14 minutes, the piece can be performed individually or combined with movements from Whitbourn’s popular
Son of God Mass
to create a full concert Requiem. Both pieces feature a solo soprano saxophone alongside SATB choir and organ.
The annual choral sampler is now available
and in physical format. New works by Bennett, Hawes, O’Regan, Tavener, Whitbourn and much more can be heard here. Contact your local Music Sales office for a copy.
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