Cork-based vocal ensemble Madrigal ’75 (director James Taylor) are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.  To celebrate this milestone, they are teaming up with Cork Baroque Orchestra (who made their debut at ECEMF 2013), as well as acclaimed soloists Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Bridget Knowles (alto) to present the Gala Opening Concert of the Cork International Choral Festival.

The programme explores a variety of vocal and instrumental music of the baroque, featuring Vivaldi’s well known Gloria in D Major, RV 589. For more information, visit the relevant page on Cork International Choral Festival’s website:


Gloria in D Major, RV589 – Antonio Vivaldi (1678 -1741)
Violin Concerto in A major ‘Die Relinge’ TWV51: A4– Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Beatus vir SV268– Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

– Interval –

Chacony in G minor Z.730
If music be the food of love Z.379C
Evening hymn Z.193
Chaconne in C major Z.629 – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Dixit Dominus HWV232 – Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)