O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn

A concert of choral works by James MacMillan, his Renaissance inspirations, and his contemporary protégés.

Eamonn Dougan¬†of¬†The Sixteen¬†joins¬†Chamber Choir Ireland¬†as guest director for a concert of works by¬†James MacMillan‚ÄĒarguably the foremost living composer of sacred music. MacMillan has written about his debt to the¬†Renaissance masters¬†on this programme;¬†Byrd,¬†Tallis¬†and¬†Palestrina¬†among them, as well as¬†Rafaela Alleotti,¬†who has become better known in recent times.

Also featured on this programme are two contemporary choral composers, taught and mentored by MacMillan himself:¬†Kim Porter¬†and¬†Eoghan Desmond. Porter is an English composer and singer, and former student of MacMillan’s at the University of Manchester. As a member of the vocal ensemble¬†The Sixteen, she has given the premiere of several of his major works. Desmond is an Irish composer and a singer with¬†Chamber Choir Ireland, and was one of three composers selected by MacMillan to be mentored by him while writing a new work for the¬†Genesis Foundation.


Nov 26 2022


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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