Chamber Choir Ireland presents the world premiere performances of the newly commissioned ‘Slouching Towards Bethlehem’ by Ian Wilson based on the texts of two of Yeats’ so-called ‘apocalyptic’ texts in Cork and Dublin.
Chamber Choir Ireland returns to Dublin for an eclectic programme of American shaker songs and fuging songs, a beautiful setting from Song of Songs by Howard Skempton, concluding with an Emily Dickinson text set by American composer, Elliott Carter Musicians wrestle everywhere.
The highlight of the programme is the performance of two new works; the first by Eoghan Desmond, Mother Gooses’ Melodies, the winning entry of the Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition, and the centrepiece of the programme, Ian Wilson’s Slouching towards Bethlehem, a work marking the 150 anniversary of WB Yeats’ birth featuring two of Yeats’ so-called ‘apocalyptic texts’.
Mother Gooses’ Melodies is the winning entry in the 2015 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition at the Cork International Choral Festival.
Slouching towards Bethlehem was commissioned by the Cork International Choral Festival and Chamber Choir Ireland with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Further information is available at Chamber Choir Ireland