Elaine Agnew


Type of Work: Vocal/Choral
Instrumentation: Unaccompanied choir
Length: 9 minutes
Text: Pat Boran
Commissioned by: Ulster Youth Choir
Premiere: 26 July 2013, Ulster Hall, Belfast. Ulster Youth Choir, conductor Greg Beardsell
Recording: Ulster Youth Choir


Tears was commissioned by the Ulster Youth Choir in 2013 and is a setting of an extract of a poem of the same title by Irish poet Pat Boran.  It was premiered in the Ulster Hall in Belfast by the Ulster Youth Choir and then performed the next night in Christ Church Catherdral in Dublin with the combined forces of the Ulster Youth Choir and the Irish Youth Choir, conducted by Greg Beardsell.