Chamber Choir Ireland
Pigeons On The Grass Alas
Celebrating the contribution to music of the great American writer
Gertrude Stein and the far-reaching influence of the music of Erik Satie.
Selections from Virgil Thompson & Gertrude Stein’s opera Four Saints in Three Acts, joined by compositions featuring texts by Stein from CCI Artistic Director Paul Hillier and John Cage, alongside Thomas de Quincy’s eloquent meditation on Kant’s passing, set to music by Gavin Bryars. These choral works are complemented by solo piano pieces by Howard Skempton performed by the inimitable Miles Lallemant, who steps out from Chamber Choir Ireland’s ranks especially for this performance.