A concert to commemorate the end of the First World War, featuring Parry's evocative Songs of Farewell and five new commissions.
Composed towards the end of Parry's life during the Great War, the highly expressive Songs of Farewell represent a summation of Parry's musical life. Parry’s love of English renaissance madrigals and partsongs shines through, as well as the rich influence on him of foreign composers, such as Brahms. For this concert, Parry’s songs will be interlaced with five world premières of works by Irish composers, which in turn explore themes of life and death, immortality and transcendence.
The pre-concert event starts at 18:45 and the concert starts at 19:00.