East Cork Early Music Fundraising Gala 2018

Baroque En-Counters

Thursday, 13th September 2018, 7:30pm
Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music

Mark Chambers (counter-tenor)
Francesco Giusti (counter-tenor)
Simon MacHale (tenor)
with Malcolm Proud (harpsichord)
Elisabeth Vogel (baroque flute)
Cork Baroque Players


East Cork Early Music is delighted to present once again an evening of gems from the rich repertoire of Baroque music. From the intense emotion of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, to the intimate yet playful arias of Englands’s foremost baroque composer, Henry Purcell; Handel’s haunting melodies and Vivaldi’s dizzying dances, this will be a concert to remember for lovers of music.

East Cork Early Music’s 2018 Fundraising Gala  presents a unique opportunity to Cork audiences –  the chance to hear not one but two of Ireland’s leading counter-tenor voices both as soloists and in duet. They will be joined by beloved tenor Simon MacHale and rising international baroque flautist Elisabeth Vogel.

Described as ‘a countertenor…of near-flawless poise and eloquence’ by Gramophone magazine, Mark Chambers is also the only credited counter-tenor in the history of the television programme Dr. Who. He has performed as a soloist at the BBC proms, and with John Elliot Gardiner and Paul McCreesh amongst others.Chambers is also in much demand as an ensemble singer and choral director, working with many of the world’s leading groups includingTenebrae, Monteverdi Choir, Gabrieli Consort, Chamber Choir Ireland and Sestina.

Tickets €30 are available on the door, online at www.eventbrite.ie  and in advance from Pro Musica and Nano Nagle Place.
All proceeds go towards funding East Cork Early Music Festival 2018, which will take place in Cork City & County  12-14 October 2018.

For more information on East Cork Early Music and the Gala Concert, visit our  website at www.eastcorkearlymusic.ie