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Ethnic Voices


Cork International Choral Festival

 

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Cork City Hall

tickets:

Hall Balcony €30 Front Parterre €20 Back Parterre €15

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Ethnic Voices

Cork International Choral Festival

Choral Festival: 27.04. – 01.05.2005

Venue: Cork City Hall

Date: Main concert: 28.04.2005

www.corkchoral.ie

Voice is what makes us individual. Through voice we communicate the weather and spirit of our being. Each nation and community has its own unique voice; sometimes heard as a solo, a unique expression of personality and opinion; and at other times heard as part of a choral community, out of many throats a single way of presenting one’s being to the world. In these years of compelling globalisation in the music industry, where singer, choir, soloist and orchestra, all rise and fall to the whim of invisible corporate entities, the ethnic voice endures as a bulwark against aural homogeneity. Living at the edge of Europe, singers and choirs of the Irish song-tradition have been acutely aware of the musical battle between homogeneity and community. Inspired by the continuing strength of our own sung tradition, the Cork International Choral Festival has created 'Ethnic Voices', a magnificent series of choral events from Ireland, Europe and beyond – drawing from the age-old song tradition of Cúil Aodha, Co. Cork, while White Raven of Switzerland work with a profound simplicity of words and music that touch the soul. Members of Eva

Quartet, spawned from the wonderful Les Voixs Bulgares, carve a new international reputation while the Sardinian male ensemble, Tenores di Bitti, combine medieval polyphony with the atmosphere and sounds of North Africa. Finally, from the Republic of Tuva, come Hun Huur Tu whose throat music, originally performed

by shepherds, captures the mood of the slopes and mountains of Mongolia.

date: 28th Apr 2005

8 pm



 



 

Voice is what makes us individual. Through voice we communicate the weather and spirit of our being. Each nation and community has its own unique voice; sometimes heard as a solo, a unique expression of personality and opinion; and at other times heard as part of a choral community, out of many throats a single way of presenting one’s being to the world.

In these years of compelling globalisation in the music industry, where singer, choir, soloist and orchestra, all rise and fall to the whim of invisible corporate entities, the ethnic voice endures as a bulwark against aural homogeneity. Living at the edge of Europe, singers and choirs of the Irish song-tradition have been acutely aware of the musical battle between homogeneity and community.

Inspired by the continuing strength of our own sung tradition, the Cork International Choral Festival has created  Ethnic Voices , a magnificent series of choral events from Ireland, Europe and beyond – drawing from the age-old song tradition of Cúil Aodha, Co. Cork, while White Raven of Switzerland work with a profound simplicity of words and music that touch the soul. Members of Eva Quartet, spawned from the wonderful Les Voixs Bulgares, carve a new international reputation while the Sardinian male ensemble, Tenores di Bitti, combine medieval polyphony with the atmosphere and sounds of North Africa. Finally, from the Republic of Tuva, come Hun Huur Tu whose throat music, originally performed by shepherds, captures the mood of the slopes and mountains of Mongolia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cork International Choral Festival:
Ethnic Voices


Project Partner:
Cork International Choral Festival

Contact:
www.corkchoral.ie

Date: 28 April 2005
Venue: Cork City Hall

Project Description:
Inspired by the continuing strength of our own sung tradition, the Cork International Choral Festival Tenores di Bittipresented ‘Ethnic Voices’, a magnificent series of choral events from Ireland, Europe and beyond. In this gala concert, Ireland’s sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird performed in a line up which also included White Raven of Switzerland with its profound simplicity of words and music that touch the soul. The Eva Quartet of Bulgaria impressed with its spectacular native costume and very distinctive vocal style. The Sardinian male ensemble, Tenores di Bitti, combined medieval polyphony with the atmosphere and sounds of North Africa. Finally, from the Republic of Tuva, the throat music of Hun Huur Tu, originally performed by shepherds, captured the mood of the slopes and mountains of Mongolia.

White Raven