The City of Derry International Choir Festival - Wednesday 21 October to Sunday 25 October
The City of Derry International Choir Festival
The online festival features a winning mix of events, with something for everyone: Leading Irish six-piece a cappella group, Ardú, will present a variety of well-known songs including ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie and ‘Ain't No Sunshine’ by Bill Withers, all performed from the exquisite setting of The Glassworks in Derry. Then, acclaimed chamber choir Tenebrae will enchant audiences with their ‘astonishing beauty and force’ (The Times) in a sparkling evening of choral works streamed from London's serene St Stephen Walbrook Church
Elsewhere, young post-primary school children will join together to sing ‘Amazing Grace’, and a 350-strong virtual chorus made up of singers worldwide will perform the much-loved ‘Danny Boy’', conducted by world-renowned composer Bob Chilcott. Then, there'll be a World Premiere of 'A New Topography of Love’, a sensational new piece by Belfast’s Composer Laureate Brian Irvine.
Audiences will be able to watch most of the free-to-view virtual concerts and events on City of Derry International Choir Festival’s facebook page.