Soprano Rachel Redmond joins Peter Whelan and the IBO
In The Studio: IBO Records Handel
Fresh from their triumphant win at the Olivier Awards Artistic Director Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra are back in the studio recording a programme which recreates a real concert which took place at Neal's Music Hall on Fishamble Street, Dublin in 1742.
Mr. Charles was an eccentric opportunist horn-virtuoso from Hungary who travelled to Dublin in March 1742, and took advantage of the popularity of Handel (who was in the city at the time) by putting on a concert consisting mainly of his music. The full programme, which was listed in the Dublin press, included solos for various instruments, never before heard in Ireland, which are recreated here by the IBO's star wind soloists! Look out for Mr Handel's Water Musick which presents this well known favourite using the Walsh edition from 1733.
Before this new recording will be released IBO fans can look forward to The Hibernian Muse: Music for Ireland by Purcell and Cousser which is coming in June 2022.