This album has one rule: every track had to have a “B” in it! From Bach to Brahms, the Beatles to the Barber of Seville, this album is an eclectic mix of styles and genres, full of character and finesse.
“Our young choir, which turns five in 2010, has thrived on presenting a highly successful series of single-idea concerts. These have included programmes devoted to the music of particular countries, or to reflections on childhood, or – with the Irish premiere of James MacMillan’s Cantos Sagrados – to the intense portrayal of life under an oppressive regime.
It was only with our catch-all 2009 concert “Something Beginning With B”, when we took a break from the notion of the single-idea programme, that we realised we had the perfect ingredients for a great and diverse debut CD. It didn’t matter if the “B” was for a composer or title or genre, whether it was Brahms, Benedictio, or barbershop. Once there was a “B”, it was in!
Recorded in University Church, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.
Released on the 24th of September 2010