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Closing Concert - Camerata Kilkenny



with Aisling Kenny, soprano

Claire Duff, violin; Marja Gaynor, violin; Aoife Nic Athlaoich, cello, Malcolm Proud, harpsichord

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)

Arias 2, 3 & 4 from ‘Neun deutsche Arien’ for soprano, violin and basso continuo (1724-26)

            Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen

            Süßer Blumen Ambraflokken

            Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle ruhiger Gelassen

Trio sonata in C minor, Op. 2 No. 1                                (c1730)

            Arias 5 & 7 from ‘Neun deutsche Arien’

            Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise

            Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften den eiteln Mammon grabt

            Adagio from Suite No. 2 in F major for harpsichord                                (1720)

Armida abbandonata : cantata for soprano, two violins and basso continuo  (1707)       

Francesco Geminiani  (1687 - 1762)                 

            Sonata in C major for cello and basso continuo, Op. 5 No. 3                    (1746)

Thomas Arne (1710 - 1778)

            Delia: cantata for soprano, two violins and basso continuo         (1755)


From its debut at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 1999, Camerata Kilkenny, a period instrument group specialising in Baroque music, has performed all over Ireland and Europe, together with noted guest artists. Their recordings include Bach's Musical Offering, and most recently, The Piper and the Faerie Queen, with uilleann piper David Power.

Aisling Kenny is a soloist and ensemble singer, specialising in early music and art song. She studied music at Maynooth University, and vocal performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel. Aisling holds a PhD in musicology, and her research specialisms include the relationship between music and text across genres and eras, and women and the nineteenth-century Lied.  She sings as a soloist in oratorio and gives recitals of Lieder and lute song, in Ireland and abroad. Aisling has been awarded an Artistic Residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris for spring 2019, supported by Music Network.

Earlier Event: September 30
Festival Training Orchestra