Chamber Choir Ireland (formerly the National Chamber Choir of Ireland) is Ireland’s flagship choral ensemble under the internationally celebrated and multi-award-winning choral conductor Paul Hillier as Artistic Director. The Choir is known for its unique approach to programming and has gained a reputation for the high artistic quality of its performances. Internationally, the Choir has toured in Europe, Asia and South America and in 2011 undertook its first US tour with the assistance of Culture Ireland as part of Imagine Ireland, a year of Irish Arts in America.
The Choir has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary Irish choral music through its commitment to commissioning new work including pieces by Gerald Barry, Tarik O’Regan, Kevin Volans, Siobhán Cleary and Jennifer Walshe. Recent recordings include One Day Fine with RTÉ Lyric FM, Acallam na Senórach with harmonia mundi, and a recording of Choirland: An Anthology of Irish Choral Music with the Contemporary Music Centre and the Association of Irish Choirs. Future releases include works by Gerald Barry featuring the Crash Ensemble. Principal funding for Chamber Choir Ireland comes from the Arts Council /an Chomhairle Ealaíon. The Choir is a Resident Ensemble in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and Affiliated Artists to Dublin City