WHAT'S ON

2022

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'IRELAND MEETS CROATIA'

VARAZDIN BAROQUE EVENINGS LAUNCH CONCERT

IBO Apprentices with Bojan Cicic, Director and Violin

The Varazdin Baroque Festival launch their 2022 programme, which this year takes Ireland as its theme. In this short programme, renowned Croatian violinist Bojan Cicic directs members of the IBO's Apprentice scheme in a programme of works by Stratico, Dubourg and Giordani.

MAY 31st, St Mary's Church, Haddington Road, Dublin, 6.30pm

Presented by the Concert Agency Varaždin and the Croatian Embassy in Ireland.

Tickets: Free, available on the door. 

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GLUCK: Orfeo e Euridice

CoisCéim Dance Theatre | Peter Whelan, Director

The Irish Baroque Orchestra embarks on a new partnership with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival in summer 2022, bringing Gluck's masterpiece opera 'Orfeo e Euridice' to Lismore Castle. Follow Orfeo's journey to find his beloved Euridice, brought to life by a team of superb soloists and the CoisCéim Dance Theatre company. 

JUNE 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th, 8pm, Lismore Castle 

Presented in partnership with the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.

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'HAPPY WE!': Works from Handel's 'Esther', 'Hercules' & 'Acis & Galatea'

Nuria Rial, soprano | Juan Sancho, tenor | Peter Whelan, Director

Under the artistic direction of Peter Whelan at the harpsichord, international performers; Nuria and Juan will sing arias and duets in an exciting Handel programme entitled, “Happy We!”.  The performance will draw its inspiration from Handel’s great works of ‘Esther’, ‘Hercules’ and ‘Acis & Galatea’. An evening of vocal fireworks and orchestral vibrancy that only Handel could write for awaits in the intimate setting of Dromore Yard. 

JUNE 6th, Dromore Yard, Co. Waterford

Presented in partnership with the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.

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BACH'S DOUBLES & TRIPLES

Rachel Podger, Director & Violin | Claire Duff Violin | Kinga Ujszaszi Violin, Miriam Kaczor Flute | Leo Duarte Oboe | Malcolm Proud Harpsichord

Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute and Violin in A Minor, BWV 1044, Concerto for Violin and Oboe in D Minor, BWV 1060
Concerto for Three Violins in D Major, BWV 1064R

The Irish Baroque Orchestra joins forces with the distinguished violinist Rachel Podger for a feast of double and triple concerti by JS Bach including a favourite with audiences around the world, his wonderfully expressive “Double”.

JUNE 23rd, 8pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin

Tickets via €17.50 - €29.50 from the NCH

JUNE 24th, 7.30pm, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Tickets available soon from Music at Oxford. Supported by Culture Ireland. 

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JUNE 26th, 7pm, Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge

Tickets £35/£25 via Cambridge Early Music. Supported by Culture Ireland 

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DUBLIN HANDELFEST 2022

Dublin HandelFest 2022 takes place between July 15 & 17 and full details can be found on the Dublin HandelFest website

Dublin HandelFest 2022 is presented in partnership with the Office of Public Works. 

Friends and Patrons of the IBO can sign up to become a HandelFest Hero, enjoying a closer relationship with the festival. 

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IRISH YOUTH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE

Claire Duff, Director & Violin

 

Join IBO Leader Claire Duff and the talented emerging artists of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra 2022 as they showcase the work that they have produced on their summer course. 

JULY 23rd, 5pm, St Ann's Dawson St, Dublin 

Presented in partnership with the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras. 

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ARDEE BAROQUE FESTIVAL 2022

Rachel Podger, Director

 

The IBO joins forces with Rachel Podger for the second time in 2022 to present a programme including Hasse Fuga & Grave, WF Bach Sinfonia in F and Suite in G minor. 

NOVEMBER 26th, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church, Ardee

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'MESSIAH'

Chamber Choir Ireland | Peter Whelan ,Director

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.

DECEMBER 15th, 7.45pm, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Priority booking opens to IBO Friends & Patrons on July 17th. General release from July 29th.

DECEMBER 16th, 7.30pm, National Opera House, Wexford 

DECEMBER 17th, time tbc, St Peter's CofI, Drogheda

DECEMBER 18th, 8pm, venue tbc, Kilkenny