"Hillier & his singers delivered with spirit-lifting savoir-faire."
-THe Irish Times
Here's a sample of some of Tarik O'Regan's soul-searching music, highlighted in the performance!
October 16 • 3:00pm
MEET THE COMPOSER!
Join us after the show on Sunday for an exclusive Community Conversation with Paul Hillier and Tarik O'Regan!
Many stories have been born from the mists of Irish mythology. None, however, can match the epic tale of St. Patrick’s encounter with Caílte and Oisín, the last of Finn mac Cumaill’s legendary band of warriors. This grand saga, the Acallam na Senórach: “An Irish Colloquy”, intertwines the ancient lore and the new religion, creating a new and lasting vision for Ireland. The tale has been adapted into an hour-long English-language music and vocal piece by composer Tarik O’Regan.
Performing this regional premiere will be the incomparable National Chamber Choir of Ireland, the flagship choral ensemble of the Emerald Isle. Under the artistic directorship of multi-award winning choral conductor Paul Hillier, the choir is internationally renowned for it’s unique approach, lush vocal prowess and a dedication to promoting new works.
Accallam na Senórach: “An Irish Colloquy” was co-commissioned by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland with funds from the Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaion, the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (IN), and Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ). This tour of the National Chamber Choir of Ireland is funded under Imagine Ireland, a year of Irish Arts in America 2011, an initiative of Culture Ireland.