The Composers in the Classroom (CIC) scheme is an initiative which brings professional composers and musicians, quite literally, into the classroom as part of a special curriculum devised for transition year music students and their teachers.
The residency culminates in a concert where students get the chance to perform their compositions and listen to the composition of other schools in the scheme.
A seminar on New Choral Music will take place with Chamber Choir Ireland and Paul Hillier, one of the world’s leading specialists on choral music, at Cork School of Music.
The style of presentation will offer seminar attendees a more relevant and engaging approach to how texts are selected, the related process of composing music appropriate to the text, and the input of the singers as to its accessibility.
Two top international choirs will bring their spirited tones to the evocative surroundings of one of the city’s most historic buildings, Freemasons’ Hall.
Chamber Choir Ireland, the Choral Festival’s choir-in-residence, will perform ‘The Great Mystery’ Gala concert at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. The concert will premiere two new commissions from David Fennessy and John Lonergan.
New Dublin Voices, an internationally acclaimed award-winning chamber choir, will perform - ‘Evocations’ - a late night concert noted for its sacred and reflective atmosphere at the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne
10.00am: Blarney Castle - Mukogawa Women’s University Junior & Senior High School Chorus Club, Japan
10.30am: Blackpool Library - Falun Chamber Choir, Sweden
11.00am: Tory Top Library - Bodeca Neža Girls Choir, Italy
12.45pm: Cork City Library - Century Voice Choir, Taiwan
1.00pm: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory - Athens 18th Junior High School Choir, Greece
1.00pm: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC - The Wall of Sound, England
1.45pm: Crawford Art Gallery - Vokalensemble “Crossover”, Germany
2.30pm: Keane’s Jewellers, Oliver Plunkett St - Bodeca Neža Girls Choir, Italy
2.45pm: Bishopstown Library - Falun Chamber Choir, Sweden
3.00pm: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory - Flori Canti, France
3.00pm: Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St - UBC University Singers, British Columbia, Canada
5.30pm: L’Atitude ’51 - Vokalensemble “Crossover”, Germany
6.00pm: Electric Bar & Restaurant - Jubilant Gospel Choir, Italy
6.00pm: GPO, Oliver Plunkett St - Madrid Male Chorus, Spain
6.00pm: The Shelbourne Bar - The Wall of Sound, England
6.30pm: Market Lane, Oliver Plunkett St - Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Ireland
7.30pm: Everyman Theatre - Madrid Male Chorus, Spain