Capacity crowds for Handel’s Messiah

Thanks to everyone for supporting the IBO’s concerts in Dublin, Drogheda and Galway.  Great houses, tremendous reaction – a great way to start the festive season!

Lausanne Festival performance SOLD OUT!

The IBO’s forthcoming performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Lausanne Opera House on Sunday 15 Nov is now SOLD OUT.

This performance, directed by Grammy nominee Monica Huggett and featuring outstanding Irish soloists alongside Resurgam choir, is kindly supported by CULTURE IRELAND.

More details of this wonderful festival can be found at


IBO New CD Pledge Campaign

We are recording a new CD and we need help! PLEDGE

Pledge and receive exclusive rewards and experiences and be a part of this special project.

Exotic music performed by sublime IBO soloists on authentic baroque instruments including the baroque flute, oboe da caccia and viola d’amore. Experience the intriguing and intricate music of Graupner, Telemann and Fausch…with a little Vivaldi for balance!

With your help this unusual programme will be recorded for a new Irish Baroque Orchestra CD.



IBO Season Launch 2015/16


The IBO is delighted to announce details of its 2015/16 concert season; come and enjoy beloved gems and dazzling rarities of early music. There is something for everyone from the delights of 17th Century German and Italian music making in September 2015 to an exciting revival of a florid and sophisticated art in February 2016.  This season sees the IBO’s charismatic Artistic Director Monica Huggett return, alongside guest directors Lars Ulrik Mortensen (hpd), Mark Duley, Matthew Halls and Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin).

Full season details available here

IBO selected as an Associate Partner Orchestra for EUBO’s Mobile Baroque Academy

The IBO is delighted to be part of EUBO’s new Mobile Baroque Academy, a large-scale cooperation project co-funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe programme.  As an Associate Partner Orchestra (*), the IBO will facilitate a series of innovative placements within our orchestra, and collaborate with EUBO and its EMBA partner Concerto Copenhagen to nurture emerging talent in baroque music.

(*)The 7 Associate Partner Orchestras involved in this project are OAE, Freiburg Barockorchester, Holland Baroque Society, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Les Ambassadeurs and Irish Baroque Orchestra.