Estoninan Philharmonic Chamber Choir at Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral

THIS CONCERT IS TAKING PLACE AT SAINT FIN BARRE’S CATHEDRAL

Ranked in 2020 by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the ten best choirs in the world”, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) perform live at Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, music by a selection of Estonia’s most celebrated composers; Arvo Pärt, Cyrillus Kreek, and Veljo Tormis.

With an impressive 15 Grammy nominations to their name, this prize-winning ensemble is the foremost interpreter of Pärt’s sacred choral music whose name is synonymous with this exceptional ensemble, and whose work they helped popularise the world over. Such is the popularity of his music, in 2023 it was announced that Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer in the world (according to Bachtrack) after John Williams and John Adams!

Programme

Arvo Pärt: Missa syllabica „Kyrie“, „Gloria“
Pärt: Summa
Cyrillus Kreek: David’s Song nr 104
Pärt: Missa syllabica „Sanctus
Kreek: David’s Song nr 121
Pärt: Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fatima
Pärt: „Dopo la vittoria“
Pärt: Missa syllabica „Agnus dei“, „Ite missa est“
Kreek: Blessed is the Man
Interval
Veljo Tormis: Towerbell in My Village“
Pärt: Solfeggio“
Tormis: Autumn Landscapes
Pärt: Which was the son of…

THIS CONCERT IS TAKING PLACE AT SAINT FIN BARRE’S CATHEDRAL

Scala and The Kolacny Brothers

The SCALA choir is conducted by Stijn Kolacny and accompanied on piano by Steven Kolacny, who also arranges the songs.

SCALA & Kolacny Brothers’ covers have been featured in many trailers of Oscar-nominated films such as Zero Dark Thirty and The Social Network and recently Spencer and on a diverse array of television shows including Sex Education, Downton AbbeyThe SimpsonsSons Of Anarchy, HomelandDesperate Housewives, Lucifer and Nikita. Recently, the group contributed a cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the acclaimed documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck and a cover of Alanis Morisette’s ‘You Ought To Know’ to the documentary of her album ‘Jagged Little Pill’.

SCALA & Kolacny Brothers have recorded 250 songs in different languages, which are available for licensing and synchronization purposes. Occasionally they accept to write and record on demand.

Cork Opera House presents The Magic Flute – Abridged and Semi-staged

Cork Opera House presents The Magic Flute, abridged and semi-staged.

With a prince, magical musical instruments and a cheeky bird-catcher journeying through a fabled realm, Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece is a tale of adventure, endurance, passion and revenge.

Conducted by John O’Brien and directed by Davey Kelleher, Cara O’ Sullivan Associate Artists –  Dublin Bass-Baritone Rory Dunne, Wexford Soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson and Clare Tenor, Dean Power – will perform this reimagined classic opera. Joined by a host of Irish and international soloists, the ensemble is accompanied by the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra.

The concert will run in two halves with a 20-minute interval.

The performance is in German with English surtitles and spoken word.