21st May 2016, 7:30pm
The John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, Washington D.C.
IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture
Camerata Ireland with the Harmony North Choir and Codetta
Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland perform a program highlighting the varied repertoire the orchestra has explored since its foundation 15 years ago. Founded in 1999 by Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland brings together the finest Irish musicians to celebrate the wealth of musical talent from within the island of Ireland in order to present a new and positive image of Ireland and create a unique sound that comes from the orchestra members’ shared musical heritage.
Also joining the program is Codetta, an acclaimed chamber choir based in Derry, N. Ireland, and The Harmony North Choir, featuring 30 members selected from 10,000 students taking part in the original project in North Belfast. Both choral ensembles join Camerata Ireland to perform a new work specially commissioned for the performance at the Kennedy Center. The project, and this concert, is a symbol of unity in 2016.
Date: 21 May 2016
Venue: The John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, Washington D.C.