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NCH Livestream: Elegy

Friday 17th July, 8pm


 

An evening of music presented as a concert of reflection dedicated to those who have passed away during the Covid-19 crisis.

One of the most sublime works in the sacred classical canon, Fauré’s Requiem, is performed in its intended chamber form by the Ireland’s leading choral ensemble Chamber Choir Ireland with conductor Andrew Synnott and chamber ensemble in its 1893 version edited by John Rutter. An agnostic, Fauré aimed at music to offer comfort, much of which can be found in the transcendental beauty of the The Requiem. 

From Cúil Aodha, Iarla Ó Lionáird is one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices with all its midnight depth and soaring breadth. Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of the vision song Aisling Gheal as a young boy to his ground breaking recordings with The Gloaming. For this concert Iarla performs the lament, Éistigh liomsa sealad. 

Recently resident here, Rhiannon Giddens is a celebrated artist who excavates the past to reveal bold and candid truths about our present. Here she performs with Dublin-based Italian multi-instrumentalist, Francesco Turrisi. Their collaboration there is no Other (Nonesuch) is a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.

Internationally renowned baroque violinist Claire Duff has her stylish solo violin playing described as having ‘all the excitement of a high-wire act’ by The Irish Times. She performs Biber’s Passacaglia in G minor. Part of a set of Mystery Sonatas, each sonata corresponds to one of the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary. The Passacaglia for solo violin which closes the collection possibly relates to the Feast of the Guardian Angel. 

'Requiem' by Gabriel Fauré, transcribed and edited by John Rutter © Hinshaw Music, Inc. 1984. Assigned to Oxford University Press 2016. Used with permission. All rights reserved.