Polyphonic

Evening Concert Series

An Evening with The King's Singers

Wednesday 21st October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

KS

The King’s Singers look forward to performing in Derry, and will present a lively and varied programme, ranging from Renaissance madrigals to Romantic partsongs, along with Goffredo Petrassi’s madcap setting of Edward Lear’s Nonsense Limericks. Other selections will come from two recent King’s Singers’ recordings – “Postcards” featuring songs gathered by the singers on their trips around the world, along with some of the great jazz standards from the “Great American Songbook”

Tickets £20 (full), £12 (concessionary) via Millennium Forum Box Office
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Bluebottle with Ulster Orchestra

Thursday 22nd October
St. Columb’s Hall, 5pm and 7.30pm

Bluebottle

A modern orchestral, choral and visual spectacle for children, symphony orchestra, narrator and live big-screen shadow animation. Music by Brian Irvine, Words by John McIlduff, Animation by Matthew Robins.

Bluebottle is a joyful avalanche of orchestra, animation, narration and 300 singing children – a roller coasting rollicking ride that tells the uplifting story of one little girl’s quest to get her dad to sing again. Lying somewhere between the big orchestral worlds of Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Wizard of Oz and Stravinsky – Bluebottle bursts at the seams with hope, adventure, celebration and big unapologetic tunes. Watch out for the mystic, wise and all knowing hipster – Riche Golden, the menacing ballet of fireflies, the Jobar Electronic Bug Zapper JB5000 and of course one particularly huge gooey, sucker footed Bluebottle. Bring your musical fly swat and step inside Richie’s Fear and Phobia Extermination Emporium to stock up on happiness.” Brian Irvine

Tickets £10 (full), £6 (concessionary) via Millennium Forum Box Office
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Utopia & Reality | Codetta

Friday 23rd October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

U&R 2014

The Food of Love
International chamber choir Utopia & Reality join with local chamber choir Codetta for the world premiere of three new works by composer Gary Carpenter set to the words of Shakespeare as part of the ‘Singing Shakespeare’ project.

The second half of this concert will feature Utopia & Reality. Utopia & Reality is an international chamber choir established in 2011 by conductors Ragnar Rasmussen (Norway) and Urša Lah (Slovenia), who have brought together talented young singers from Norway, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy and Iceland to perform contemporary choral music.
The aim of the choir is to perform at a high artistic level and to explore different ways of affecting audiences with their music.

“The audience had seen nothing like this before!”

Tickets £12 (full), £8 (concessionary), £6 (groups of 10+) via Millennium Forum Box Office
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International Competition

Saturday 24th October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

Salutaris

The highlight event of the third City of Derry International Choral Festival sees ten top-quality international choirs compete for the Oak Tree of Derry trophy and a cash prize of £2,000.

This year’s line-up will guarantee exceptional singing of the highest standards. For choral music lovers and singers this is a must-see and must-hear event!

2015 International Competitors
1. Academic Choir of Carinthia Mohorjan, Slovenia
2. Chamber Choir of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, Poland
3. Chorus Amici, England
4. Härlanda Voces, Sweden
5. Polifonica Chamber Choir, Belarus
6. Saint Nicholas Choir Litija, Slovenia
7. Salutaris Chamber Choir, Belarus
8. Voci Nuove, Ireland
9. Vokalconsort Osnabrück, Germany
10. Vox Iuvenalis, Czech Republic

Tickets £12 (full), £8 (concessionary), £6 (groups of 10+) via Millennium Forum Box Office
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Closing Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony

Sunday 25th October
St. Columb’s Hall, 7.30pm

Trophy

This celebratory concert will bring the third City of Derry International Choral Festival to a close with performances from each of the ten international competitors and the awarding of the top prize of the festival – the International Competition winners.

Tickets £12 (full), £8 (concessionary), £6 (groups of 10+) via Millennium Forum Box Office
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