21 - 25 October 2020
Evening Concerts

Neil Cowley Trio - Utopia& Reality

Neil Cowley Trio

Neil Cowley Trio

The first half of tonight’s performance sees the Neil Cowley Trio revisit The Eighth Gate, a suite of music
composed by Cowley inspired by his time in Derry as the City’s Musician in Residence 2013.
Described by Cowley as a “celebration of Derry life” and his “small gift” to the city in return for his
inspirational time there, the suite features specially arranged music for internationally acclaimed
Derry-based chamber choir, Codetta. Taking the audience on a thrilling musical journey from
poignant reflective moments to powerful pulsating interludes, the trio and Codetta raised the roof
of the Guildhall when it was performed there for the first time last December.

In addition, the trio perform music from their highly acclaimed current album, Touch and Flee, an album of rich, intricate expansive melodies that spotlights the ever- increasing brilliance of Cowley as a composer.

Thursday 23rd October at 7.30pm
St. Columb’s Hall, Orchard Street
Tickets on sale from the Millennium Forum Box Office on +44 2871 264 455 or online at this link

Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir

U&R Chamber Choir

The International Summer Academy ‘Utopia & Reality’ is a project established in 2011 by two conductors, Ragnar Rasmussen from Norway and Urša Lah from Slovenia. They have brought together talented young singers from different countries to perform contemporary choral music. The aim of the project is to perform at a high artistic level and to explore different ways of affecting audiences. Encouraged by their excellent singing companions, every young singer rapidly improves their singing ability, grows in the role of performer and develops an understanding of different nations through their singing traditions.

Programme details to follow.

Thursday 23rd October at 7.30pm
St. Columb’s Hall, Orchard Street
Tickets on sale from the Millennium Forum Box Office on +44 2871 264 455 or online at this link

Funders
  • arts council
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Inner City Trust
  • Arts & Business
Sponsors
  • Tourism NI
  • City Hotel
  • Caldwell & Robinson
  • Airporter
  • Bishop’s Gate Hotel
  • Allstate
  • FinTru
Partners
  • Ulster University
  • Sing Ireland
  • Allegri
  • Contemporary Music Centre
  • CFN