Sounds of summer at St. Iberius Church
Music for Wexford is presenting a series of five lunchtime concerts in St. Iberius Church, on the Main Street during July, to celebrate the season of summer.
The summer programme has been used for many years to provide a public platform for promising young musicians at the start of their careers.
It begins on Wednesday, July 3 with a recital called Underneath the Stars, by Ardú a small A capella ensemble who will perform works by Kate Rusby, Stanford, Bob Chilcott, Rachmaninov and others.
The award-winning group who performed on the Sky 1 show 'Sing: Ultimate A Cappella', are musicians in residence at An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk. This is their first recital in Wexford.
The second concert on Wednesday, July 10, will feature music by Beethoven and Brahms performed by the Alberi Trio comprising Billy O'Brien on piano, Jane Hackett on violin and Yseult Cooper Stockdale on cello.
The mixed voice choir of St. John's Voices from Cambridge University will visit Wexford for the first time on Wednesday, July 17 to perform works by William Mathias, Monteverdi, Byrd and Standord.
Established initially to sing weekly evensong in the College chapel, the Voices have developed a reputation as one of the most ambitious choirs in Cambridge, undertaking teir first foreign tour in 2015, after only two years in existence.
On Wednesday, July 24, Music for Wexford will present two groups from the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), the Euterpe Wind Quintet and the Sonas Duo who were both selected by audition. They will perform works by Jacques Ibert and the Irish composer, Joan Trimble, Janacek and Piazzolla.
The lively pianists, 'Duo B'z art' (4 hands/1 piano), comprising Andre Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste will bring the summer lunchtime series to a close on Wednesday, July 31, performing work by Schumann and Brahms.
The series is supported by the Arts Council. Tickets can be booked at eventbrite and will also be available at the door.