Resurgam is a professional choir based in Dublin, Ireland and acknowledged to be one of the country’s finest choirs. The group was established in 2003 and comprises some of Ireland’s finest choral singers. A particular feature of the choir’s work is the presentation of the great sacred repertoire of the renaissance and baroque periods, frequently in partnership with Irish Baroque Orchestra, with whom the group enjoys a special and ongoing relationship.
Resurgam has performed in many venues throughout Ireland and also in the UK, and has featured in several major Irish festivals, including the Cork International Choral Festival, Ardee Baroque and the Galway Early Music Festival. The choir has worked with many internationally renowned conductors, including Professor John Butt, Christophe Rousset, Robert Howarth, Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn and Gary Cooper, as well as its own founder-director Mark Duley.
Recent projects include performances of Alfred Schnittke’s Choir Concerto at Dublin’s City Hall (May 2011), Mondonville Grands Motets and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Irish Baroque Orchestra directed by Christophe Rousset (Aug 2011) and Songs of Farewell, a four-date tour of the West Coast of Ireland (Oct 2011). In December we staged our seasonal performance of Handel’s Messiah with Irish Baroque Orchestra and Roy Goodman in Cork, Dublin and Galway.
In February 2012 we returned to Dublin’s City Hall, where we perform a three concert series to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli’s death, featuring music by Gabrieli and composers associated with the Cori Spezzati Venetian tradition. In April, we embarked on a three date tour of J.S. Bach’s epic masterpiece St Matthew Passion with Irish Baroque Orchestra directed by Mark Duley.
Upcoming projects include our seasonal performance of Handel’s Messiah with Irish Baroque Orchestra and Roy Goodman in Cork, Dublin and Galway and a mini concert series celebrating the German master Heinrich Schutz in February 2013.