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Ghost Songs: live concert and readings

Ghost Songs: live concert and readings

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St Ann's Church of Ireland

18 Dawson Street

D02 YV57 Dublin 2

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Live Concert launch of Ghost Songs: Contemporary Music and Words from Ireland

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Laetare Vocal Ensemble and conductor Dr Róisín Blunnie present music and readings from their critically acclaimed album Ghost Songs: Contemporary Music and Words from Ireland. The choir will be joined by special guests, playwright Marina Carr, poet Dairena Ní Chinnéide, and broadcaster Carl Corcoran, who will read excerpts from the Ghost Songs album and other work.

Laetare will also perform choral music by Ola Gjeilo, Éna Brennan, Eric Whitacre, Orlando di Lasso, Josef Rheinberger, and Ēriks Ešenvalds.

Buy the album: https://divineartrecords.com/recording/ghost-songs-contemporary-music-and-words-from-ireland/

Ghost Songs - reviews

“This disc is a true meeting of poetry and music. Poems are read out, beautifully, by the four readers listed in the headnote; four composers add their reactions to some of those poems in the most breathtakingly beautiful settings. The concept of alternations of poetry and music works on the profoundest level. Unforgettable. ” —Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine (US)

An immersive experience in elements of contemporary Irish music and mostly contemporary Irish poetry and tale-telling, its sincerity and authenticity beyond reproach. ” —Mark J. Estren (infodad, US)

“There ought to be more recordings like this… fascinating listening. Laetare are experts at maintaining a strong balance between folk, classical and modern styles, which they blend into a single consistent voice. ” —Brian Morton, Choir & Organ, UK)

“A fascinating exploration of vocal and choral music by numerous Irish composers – juxtaposed with recitations of Irish poetry. I am deeply struck in the delivery of these many poems. Laetare Vocal Ensemble, the Dublin-based choir, give a really heartfelt rendition of all the works they perform in. Musically a fascinating album, but it speaks volumes of bigger things. ” —Ben Lunn, Morning Star (UK)

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