Invisible Stars: Choral Works of Ireland & Scotland / Choral Scholars of University College

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Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble, The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin bring us their first recording on Signum. The program of this album is a blend of Scottish and Irish music, themed around water and farewell. Conductor Desmond Early says of the album, “It is happy coincidence that the title of this disc, Invisible Stars, and the motto of University College Dublin – Ad Astra (to the stars) - connect in this... This recording is our celebration of creativity, talent, and youthful energy, and at the same time a gesture of remembrance toward the many 'invisible stars' who went before us a century ago."



Blending ‘folk’ voices with choral precision tight harmony isn’t easy but Desmond Earley has a passionate stake in both and doesn’t put a foot wrong here.

– Choir & Organ

For sheer beauty of sound and contemplative luxuriousness, this debut by the mixed-voice Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin is an altogether captivating experience. Lovers of elegantly crafted singing will find much to enjoy here in a survey of Irish and Scottish songs that also reaches across the Atlantic in the Appalachian-accented Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair … Vocal solos are pristinely realised, the ensemble sound gilded and glowing.

– Classical Ear

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: SIGCD436

  • UPC: 635212043622

  • Label: Signum Classics

  • Composer: Bill Whelan, Brendan Graham, Desmond Earley, Ivo Antognini, Michael McGlynn, Michael Rooney, Rolf Lovland, Sean Clarach Mac Domhnaill, Traditional

  • Conductor: Desmond Earley

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Choral Scholars Of University College Dublin