Chamber Choir Ireland

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Chamber Choir Ireland
Chamber Choir Ireland logo 2017.png
Established 1991
Purpose Professional choral ensemble
Artistic Director
Paul Hillier
Formerly called
National Chamber Choir of Ireland

Chamber Choir Ireland, formerly known as the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, is the Republic of Ireland's national choral ensemble and national chamber choir. Primarily funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, the choir is the resident ensemble at the National Concert Hall and Affiliated Artists to Dublin City University. Paul Hillier, has been the choir's Artistic Director since 2008.

The choir's repertoire spans from early Renaissance music to the present day. It also commissions new works by contemporary composers. In addition to its performances in Ireland and international tours, the choir has released recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Orchid Classics. and RTÉ Lyric FM labels.

Artistic directors[edit]

The choir also works with international guest conductors as well as providing conducting apprenticeships for young Irish conductors at the start of their careers.[1][better source needed]


Since its inception, Chamber Choir Ireland has regularly commissioned choral work by both Irish and international composers such as Gerald Barry (composer), Ian Wilson, Andrew Hamilton, Siobhán Cleary, Kevin Volans, Tarik O'Regan, and Jennifer Walshe. [2]


Chamber Choir Ireland regularly tours throughout the island of Ireland, presenting choral concerts to audiences all around the country. Internationally, the Choir has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and North and South America including performances at the White House for President Barack Obama on St Patrick's Day 2011.[3]


Principal funding for Chamber Choir Ireland comes from the Arts Council /an Chomhairle Ealaíon, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery Fund, and Dublin City Council.


The choir's recordings include:


  1. ^ DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. David Brophy
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Choir wings it for rehearsals to perfect new song for Obama -". Retrieved 2018-06-23. 
  4. ^ Gramophone (June 1995). Review: G.Victory, Ultima Rerum". Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. ^ AllMusic (1997). "Review: Secret Garden, White Stones". Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  6. ^ Rochester, Marc (July 2011). "One Day Fine, Paul Hillier's Irish choir demonstrates its class". Gramophone. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  7. ^ Rochester, Marc (May 2013). "Review: Acallam na senórach". Gramophone. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  8. ^ Manheim, James (2014). "Review: Carols from the Old & New Worlds, Vol. 3". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  9. ^ OCLC 827785889
  10. ^ Gramophone (September 2016). "Review: Barry Meets Beethoven". Retrieved 7 November 2017.

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