“Whatever artistic director Desmond Earley and voice coach Síle McCarthy-Cannon are doing with The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, it’s something every other choral director should be knocking down their door to discover.”
Read the full review on Gramophone.
Desmond and the UCD Choral Scholars featured on CBS Sunday Morning following their Carnegie Hall debut in New York on March 15th 2019.
Watch their performance of Danny Boy on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page.
“The music on Perpetual Twilight combines contemporary pieces with folk and more popular-inspired works. Desmond feels the disc has layers of narrative to the sequence of works, a joyous beginning progresses through moments of darkness only to come out the other side.”
Read Desmond’s interview with Robert Hugill on Planet Hugill.
Desmond will conduct The University College Dublin Choral Scholars on the stage of Carnegie Hall on Friday 15th March 2019. The programme, entitled Imagine Ireland: Songs of Home, features a program of arrangements of Celtic folksongs, from Danny Boy to Wild Mountain Thyme, and commissioned works set to Irish texts by composers including Ivo Antognini and Bill Whelan.
For more information and tickets, visit the Carnegie Hall website.
The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin and Artistic Director Desmond Earley follow up their debut release with a programme of new choral music inspired by the evocative imagery of the natural world in traditional Irish and Scottish folksong and poetry. The disc includes a number of world-premiere recordings of new works and arrangements commissioned by the choir.
The new album is out today on Signum Classics.