Limerick Pipe Organ Festival is delighted and privileged to welcome the Carice Singers to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. The Carice Singers, an ensemble comprised of some of the UK’s finest young professional singers, will perform on Saturday, 13th of August at 5PM. Admission is FREE, with a retiring collection. Directed by George Parris, their programme explores romantic choral music from the fringes of Europe, and includes music by Sibelius, Bantock, Delius, Kuula, and Grieg. A taster of the ensemble’s wonderful talent is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzyQOQRSbu4
Come along and enjoy this free recital in the beautiful and peaceful ambience of Limerick’s iconic St Mary’s Cathedral.
The Carice Singers are an ensemble comprised of some of the UK’s finest young professional singers, noted for their “freshness of tone” and “careful musicality” (Gramophone). Named after the daughter of Sir Edward Elgar, the choir aims to bring an imaginative approach to choral music of the Romantic period and beyond, frequently drawing upon the latest academic research to produce original and insightful programmes. Since their foundation in 2011, they have given over 30 performances across the UK and Ireland, and have made several critically acclaimed recordings for the Naxos label. Their most recent recording, of music by John Ireland and E.J. Moeran (who was Irish by descent) was recently launched at a concert in London.
George Parris, Director
George Parris is a singer, conductor, and student of early‐twentieth‐century Anglo Irish music. His commitment to this repertoire has been recognised by, among others, the Peter Warlock Society, the John Ireland Charitable Trust, and the Elgar Society, who awarded him with a Certificate of Merit in 2011. In the same year, he founded The Carice Singers, and has since directed the choir in a number of concerts and recordings, many of which have received excellent reviews. He has recently completed a Master’s degree at the University of Oxford, in which he focussed on the ‘Irish’ music of Sir Arnold Bax.