LA DONNA BAROCCA: Third Edition
MARCH 8th for Finding a Voice, Clonmel
Violin Claire Duff | Harpsichord Malcolm Proud
Works by Isabella Leonarda and Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre for violin and harpsichord
MARCH 12th, broadcast from the Windmill Quarter, Dublin
Directed by Peter Whelan with Claire Duff, Aliye Cornish, Aoife Nic Athlaoich & Darren Moore
Van Maldere 'Dublin' Sinfonia in G
Mozart Symphony No.40 in G minor
Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture L'Amant Anonyme
Mozart Divertimento No.5 in C major K187
Photo: Chris Dowdall
'The Trials of Tenducci' for Culture Ireland 'SEODA' Festival
Release of a short film celebrating the release of 'The Trials of Tenducci' through interviewes with Peter Whelan & Tara Erraught, interspersed with 'behind the scenes' footage from the recording sessions.
Photo of Tara Erraught by Mark Stedman
MAKING THE PAST OUR PRESENT
May - June
A series of talks, presented in partnership with the National Concert Hall, Dublin, delivered by IBO musicians. Discover the series here.
Photo of Aoife Nic Athlaoich by Miriam Kaczor
WHEN DAVID HEARD
June 2nd, Broadcast from St Peter's Church, Drogheda
with Sestina, directed by Mark Chambers
In a programme based around the almost unknown work Lacrime de Davide by Biagio Marini, this programme explores the nature of the lament of King David for his son Jonathan, using a new performing edition produced by Mark Chambers.
This rarely heard work is paired with well-known choral settings of ‘When David heard that Absalon was slain’ by Weelkes and Ramsey, written as an outpouring of grief for the death of Prince Henry in 1612.
REJOICE! MUSIC TO LIFT THE SPIRIT
June 10th, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Directed by Peter Whelan with Aisling Kenny (soprano), Miriam Kaczor (flute) and Darren Moore (trumpet)
Bach Cantata BWV 82a, 'Ich habe genug' | Handel Sonata, HWV 399 | Bach Cantata BWV 51, 'Jauchzet Gott'
In this programme the IBO is joined by soprano Aisling Kenny to showcase the huge breadth of Bach’s genius even when using economical forces - two Cantatas for solo soprano and orchestra which explore the polar extremes of the human condition. Cantata 82a, ‘Ich habe genug’ (in the rarely heard version for soprano and solo flute) is an exquisite meditation on earthly suffering and a longing for the release of the afterlife whereas Cantata BWV 51, ‘Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen’, is a joyous affirmation of life with its celebratory Alleluias for solo trumpet and voice.
August 20th - 22nd
Presented in partnership with the OPW, with support from Goethe-Institut, the CAF American Donor Fund & RTE Supporting the Arts
In this inaugural festival the IBO present Handel's 'Acis & Galatea' from St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra (directed by Claire Duff) and Ensemble Iverni present a short young artists' showcase, and Malcolm Proud presents a harpscihrod recital filmed at the Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle, placing Handel among his contemporaries. A digital walking tour led by Peter Whelan takes viewers through Handel's Dublin as he might have known it.
LOVE'S FIRE; LOVE'S ASHES
OCTOBER 22nd, 7.30pm, St Ann's Dawson Street, Dublin
with Sestina, directed by Nicholas Mulroy
Immersed in the music of his teachers, Monteverdi concludes that harmonic beauty and proportion are not faithful mirrors of the richness (and messiness) of human experience, and - in his settings of poems of love, loss, anger, desolation, lust - gives us electrifying and exquisite depictions of the beauty and pain of what it is to be most intensely alive.
OCTOBER 29th, 7.00pm, DCU All Hallows Chapel, Dublin
Director Christian Curnyn | Violin Claire Duff, Cello Aoife Nic Athlaoich, Horn Anneke Scott.
The spirited members of the RIAM Philharmonia welcome conductor Christian Curnyn and members of the IBO for a truly collaborative side-by-side project. Featuring a charming suite of dances and airs from Rameau’s last opera, Les Boréades, alongside Haydn’s final symphony (Symphony No 104), the crowning achievement of the composer’s output.
JS BACH: THE COMPLETE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
NOVEMBER 14th, 8.00pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Director Peter Whelan | Soloists to include Kati Debretzeni (violin), Miriam Kaczor (flute), Anneke Scott & Joe Walters (horns), Darren Cornish Moore (trumpet), Tabea Debus (recorder), Pablo de Pedro & Oliver Wilson (violas)
Two anniversaries align in 2021: the IBO turns 25 as we mark 300 years since the publication of the Brandenburg Concertos. These masterpieces of the Baroque canon will be explored in this special performance, directed by Peter Whelan.
THE BRIGHT SERAPHIM
NOVEMBER 20th, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church of Ireland, Ardee
NOVEMBER 21st, 4pm, St Mary's Church of Ireland, Ardee
Director Peter Whelan | Soprano Aisling Kenny, Violin Kinga Ujszaszi & Trumpet Darren Cornish Moore
The IBO returns to the Ardee Baroque Festival in 2021 with two celebratory programmes. 'The Bright Seraphim' features arias for soprano and trumpet including Handel's 'Let the Bright Seraphim' & 'Eternal Source of Light Divine', with Bach's Cantata BWV 51 'Jauchzet Gott, in allen Landen'. The closing concert features Aisling Kenny and Peter Whelan with violinist Kinga Ujszaszi for a programme centred around Handel's German arias.
DECEMBER 2nd, 7.30pm, National Opera House, Wexford
DECEMBER 3rd, 7.45pm, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (live-stream plus live audience)
DECEMBER 4th, 8pm, St John the Evangelist, Kilkenny
Director Peter Whelan, with Chamber Choir Ireland (solos taken by members of the choir)
Themes of comfort, hope and joy run through this epic work; one of Handel's most popular which famously received its première in Dublin in 1742. For these performances the IBO partners with Chamber Choir Ireland to tell this wonderful story, under the direction of Peter Whelan.