New Dublin Voices
Conductor, Bernie Sherlock
International award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices will make its Hugh Lane Gallery debut as part of its three-concert Dublin SUMMERTIME tour in June.
2012 has already seen NDV take first prize in both the Culwick and McAuliffe Silver Cups at Feis Ceoil, present joint concerts with international guest choirs from the Philippines and France, and make studio recordings with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. In July the choir joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a performance of The Planets by Holst, and gives a series of concerts in the south of France as one of two guest choirs invited to the acclaimed festival Musique en Morvan.
Meanwhile, in June, despite the busy calendar, there's always time for what NDV enjoys most of all: giving rich, wide-ranging and memorable concerts. As always, NDV has come up with a programme designed to reward the seasoned listener but also, and more especially, to appeal to people who wouldn't normally choose to go to choral concerts.
This time the choir will sample composers (Monteverdi, Morley, Victoria) from the Renaissance "golden age" of fabulous choral music, present exciting pieces by Irish composers working right now (Rhona Clarke, Eibhlis Farrell, Kevin O'Connell), and reprise a selection of the breathtaking contrasts experienced last November by alternating movements from masses by Palestrina (b. 1525) and Giles Swayne (b. 1946!).