Cappella Lyrica is an equal-voice choir whose membership is comprised of students of the BMus programme at the CIT Cork School of Music under the directorship of Maria Judge.
Its repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary works.
Cappella Lyrica sang in public for the first time in early 2011 participating in the first performance of Britten’s St Nicholas Cantat.
In December 2011, Cappella Lyrica performed Britten’s Ceremony of Carol with Harpist Cliona Doris.
On their first competitive participation at the Cork International Choral Festival in 2012 the choir was awarded 1st Prize in the Premier National Competition for Female Voice Choirs. In 2013 it was awarded 2nd Prize in the Ireland’s Choir of the Year Competition and Trofaí Cuimhneacháin Philib Ui Laoghaire for the performance of a work in the Irish Langauage.
The choir has established a relationship with new music in the commissioning of composer, David Wallace, a former graduate and Composer-in- Residence to the CIT Cork School of Music, to write a work for Equal Voice Choir and two Horns. The work entitled “Impressions of Light” set to a text by Walt Whitman was performed for the first time in January 2013. In January 2014, Cappella Lyrica gave the first performance of Five New Love Songs for Seraphim by C.S.L Parker with Harpist, Aisling Ennis.
(text from www.corkchoral.ie)