East Cork Early Music Festival 2018
The 2018 East Cork Early Music Festival takes place on 12–14 October in venues in East Cork and Cork City.
The festival begins on Friday at 1pm in Nano Nagle Place with a performance of Bach’s hilarious coffee cantata, directed by David Adams. On Friday evening at 7.30pm at the Curtis Auditorium in CIT Cork School of Music, Sestina Vocal Ensemble (director: Mark Chambers) with Thomas Guthrie, Cork Baroque Orchestra and Johannes Leertouwer will perform a range of cantatas by the Bach family.
On Saturday afternoon, Palisander Recorder Quartet perform a concert titled ‘Antidotum Arachne’: Beware the spider! Saturday evening in St Mary’s in Youghal features the great St John Passion by J.S. Bach, performed by Thomas Herford (tenor), Sestina Vocal Ensemble, Madrigal ’75 and the Cork Baroque Orchestra.
On Sunday, there will be a performance of some of the Baroque repertoire’s best choruses for choir and orchestra, performed by local ensembles following coaching and workshops with East Cork Early Music artists. This concert takes place at 3.30pm in the Curtis Auditorium.
The festival concludes on Sunday night in St Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork, with a concert titled Flipside, featuring the premiere of a newly commissioned string quartet by Irish composer Sebastian Adams, electronic folk music from Simon MacHale, and counter-tenor Mark Chambers introduces the seventeenth-century version of jazz riffs with an exploration of ground basses.
For further details, see below or visit http://www.eastcorkearlymusic.ie
East Cork Early Music Festival Programme
J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata
Nano Nagle Place · Friday 12th October, 1pm
Mein Freund ist Mein: Cantatas by the Bach family
Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music · Friday 12th October, 7:30pm
‘Antidotum Arachne’: Beware the spider!
Mall Arts Centre, Youghal · Saturday 13th October, 3pm
J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion
St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal · Saturday 13th October, 7:30pm
Early Music in the Community: Baroque Choruses
Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music · Sunday 14th October, 3pm
St. Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork · Sunday 14th October, 6pm
Published on 30 September 2018