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As Ireland hosts the Presidency of the European Union, this concert provides an opportunity to celebrate the magnificent body of chamber music that has emerged from all across the Union.

“A Eurocry”, emphasizes the light and the humorous, from Orlando Gibbons’ The Cryes of London Siobhán Cleary’s very international and multi-lingual study of tongue-twisters Theophilus Thistle and the Myth of Miss Muffet.

A concert from the National Concert Hall, Dublin

A EUROCRY: A miscellany of Cries

Orlando Gibbons (England) – The Cries of London

Clément Janequin (France) – Le Chant des Oiseaux

György Ligeti (Hungary) – The Alphabet

Peteris Vasks (Latvia) – Encounter (from ‘3 poems by Czeslaw Milosz’)

Arvo Pärt (Estonia) – The Deer’s Cry

Erik Bergman (Finland) – Galgenlieder

Luciano Berio (Italy) – The Cries of London (I-V)

Fernando Lopes-Graca (Portugal) – Ojos herido me habeis (from Tres Liricas Castelhanas de Camoes)

Rytis Mazulis (Lithuania) – The dazzled eye lost its speech

Louis Andriessen (Holland) – Un beau baiser (from the opera ‘George Sand’)

Siobhan Cleary (Ireland) – Theophilus Thistle and the Myth of Miss Muffet

National Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 1 May, 8pm-10pm