Friday 23rd September
2pm Schools Concert
An introduction to Baroque Music
8pm Opening Concert
Arias and Concertos of the Late Baroque
Saturday 24th September
1pm Afternoon Recital
Flutes of the Baroque Era with Rachel Brown
7.30pm Evening Concert
London Handel Players – Sonorities and Sensibilities
10pm Late Night Concert
A Small Wonder – Music of Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
Sunday September 25th
2pm Afternoon Concert
Amongst Friends – Sligo Baroque Orchestra
7.30pm Closing Concert
Camerata Kilkenny – The Piper and the Faerie Queen
22nd Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
6th - 8th October 2017
There will be a dual focus in the festival this year: on the music of Telemann (and his contemporaries)
and also on the viol – solo and consort music for viols
Telemann - 250th anniversary of his death in 1767 – 2017
The Viola da Gamba and viol consort music
Planning for the 22nd annual Sligo Festival of Baroque Music is progressing well, and we will shortly be able to announce some of the key performers who will appear this year. For now, we ask you to make a note of the festival dates in your diary, and hope that you will check back again to see some more details.
Putting on a Festival requires a great deal of work and a fairly substantial amount of money! The work is all done on a voluntary basis by members of our committee and also others who value the event and offer their assistance in all sorts of practical ways.
We will receive financial assistance from the Arts Council again this year and we are very grateful for this support; However we still have to raise €4,500 from other sponsors, patrons and members. Individuals and some local businesses have already offered sponsorship for this year. If you feel able to help financially, we’d love to hear from you – we are really good at changing all financial support into wonderful musical experiences!
The Sligo Festival of Baroque Music is a Registered Charity and our Charity Number is CHY 20848
Rod Alston – Festival Director
To offer practical assistance and for all inquiries contact: email@example.com
Tickets are available from The Hawks Well Theatre and from Wards Pharmacy, O’Connell Street, Sligo.
Also available throughout the festival at our desk in the Model.
What We Were Told
Over the last nineteen years there have been so many kind and flattering things written and said about the festival that it is slightly embarrassing – as well as being very encouraging. Below are a few of the comments we received at the 19th Festival in 2014.
The Arts Council of Ireland
Sligo Arts Service
Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB
Secret Gardens of Sligo
Countess of Munster Musical Trust
In memory of Teresa and James Storey
Nolan & Quinlan
Dr Klocker Dental Surgery
Sligo Academy of Music
Mary McDonnell Tir na n’Og
Anna Fewer Hamilton
M & B McCormack