Unique choral music event

St Canice’s Cathedral will host an exciting programme of exquisite choral music, from the 16th Century to the present day, this Friday evening.

St Canice’s Cathedral will host an exciting programme of exquisite choral music, from the 16th Century to the present day, this Friday evening.

The Carice Singers, one of the most up-and-coming vocal ensembles in the UK, is in Ireland this week as part of its first-ever is tour abroad. These young, yet expert singers will perform music by Arnold Bax, William Byrd, Edward Elgar, John Taverner, and Peter Warlock.

Uniquely, the programme will focus on connections between the UK and the Republic of Ireland, featuring composers who were born in Ireland but spent much of their working lives in England (Charles Villiers Stanford and Charles Wood), and, in turn, composers who were inspired to compose by the Irish landscape (Arnold Bax and Peter Warlock).

The Carice Singers are directed by George Parris, who founded the group in 2011.

Named after the daughter of Sir Edward Elgar, the ensemble aims to bring a fresh and creative approach to the choral music of the Romantic era.

The concert, British Choral Music through the Ages, takes place on Friday, August 22 at 7.30pm in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny. Tickets are €10 for adults and€5 for children, and they will be available for purchase on the door.