International Museum Day- Madrigal ’75 Vocal Ensemble

It’s International Museum Day!

Join us for a concert with CIT Cork School of Music’s ensemble in residence

Saturday 18th  May, 2024    4:00PM– Goldie Chapel

Event is Donation Led.


About the Vocal Ensemble
Madrigal ’75 is based in Cork City and its repertoire ranges from early music to modern, both sacred and secular conducted by James Taylor. Founded in 1975 by University students, the choir now comprises of a diverse combination of singers from Cork and further afield. Madrigal ’75 has developed a reputation as a vocal ensemble of great skill and beauty, performing repertoire from as early as the 14th century right through to contemporary choral works including first performances of new commissions.


About the Programme
The programme, In Praise of Song features some of the choir’s favourite choral pieces spanning several centuries and styles.

  • The concert begins with a playful Madrigal by Giaches de Wert, reminiscent of the beauty and joy of Spring.
  • Madrigal ’75 will also feature a rarely performed Madrigal by Maddalena Casulana (1544-1583) as well as Eleanor Daley’s stunning setting, Grandmother Moon. Other highlights are Earth Song, a poignant setting of words and music by American composer Frank Ticheli.
  • The concert concludes with music from Ireland, Stanford’s sublime choral classic, The Bluebird, and settings of The Parting Glass and The Flower of Maherally arranged by renowned Irish composers.



Recent Performances
Madrigal ’75  has enjoyed capacity houses at their recent concerts in the CIT Cork School of Music. They sang in the Finding a Voice Festival, performing music written by women composers including beautiful madrigals by late 16th/early 17th century Italian composers Maddalena Casulana, Vittoria Aleotti, Barbara Strozzi and Isabella Leonarda. The choir has performed with several of Ireland’s leading ensembles, including the RTE Vanbrugh String Quartet and the Orchestra of St Cecilia. In 2008 the choir presented the closing concert of the prestigious East Cork Early Music Festival.


Let your choral experience at Goldie Chapel be only the start of your journey through all we have to offer at Nano Nagle Place. Immerse yourself in the rich historical tapestry within our grounds and garden, embark on a journey through time within the walls of our dedicated museum, and discover the spirit of Nano Nagle‘s courageous legacy echoed in every corner of our restored 18th century convent.



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