Sunday 22nd January, 8pm
Room: Main Auditorium
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My Secret Heart Songs of love from the 16th to the 21st century
The programme also includes Rachmaninov, songs by American composer Augusta Read Thomas, jazz and gospel.
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New York Times, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world as ‘an orchestra of voices’ for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature.
For this concert they perform songs of love from the 16th to the 21st century entitled My Secret Heart. The programme invokes images of love; love, fond and foolish, ribald, romantic, bawdy or bashful. Love: hidden, forbidden, feverish and forever. The seductive praises of the Virgin Mary from the Biblical ‘Song of Songs’ give way to French madrigals based on texts by the legendary Pierre de Ronsard. Stephen Foster and Eric Whitacre sing of love; so does Noel Coward. A new work commissioned by Chanticleer from Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi will have its world premiere in this programme, which also includes Rachmaninov, songs by American composer Augusta Read Thomas, jazz and gospel.
“tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Now under the musical direction of William Fred Scott, Chanticleer still sets standards for style and suavity” Financial Times
Chanticleer performing "O Frondens Virga"
Presented by The National Concert Hall
Supported by The Irish Times
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