Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra Summer Concerts

This July, the IYBO will perform Handel’s Water Music, alongside baroque dancers. The orchestra will also perform Tommaso Giordani’s ‘The Celebrated Overture and Irish Medley to The Island of Saints’.

Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra concert at Waterford City Hall on Friday, 19 July at 7.30pm, in association with the Symphony Club of Waterford. Tickets are available via

IYBO are also performing in Dublin Castle as part of the Irish Baroque Orchestra’s Dublin HandelFest on Saturday, 20 July, tickets on sale now via

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra is a partnership between the Irish Baroque Orchestra and the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras.

Read more about the 2024 players and dancers here.

Claire Duff

I am very excited about IYBO 2024! For this year’s Performance Course in July, we will be joined by natural horns and trumpets. This is the first time we will have brass instruments joining us. It will be our biggest IYBO orchestra ever and we have planned an ambitious and exciting programme. We have two concerts planned for the end of the week, in beautiful and prestigious venues in Waterford and Dublin. The course is packed full with fun and inspiring baroque dance sessions, engaging and stimulating rehearsals and relaxing Feldenkrais sessions. There is an intense amount of learning in just a few days and the level of improvement from the first day to the two concerts at the end of the week is always quite amazing.

In September 2022, IYBO gave a concert at Varaždin Baroque Evenings, Croatia. The concert, complete with baroque dancers, was a huge success and IYBO was awarded the Ivan Werner Award for its performance. I am very proud of what the IYBO musicians achieve each year and I am really looking forward to meeting and working with the musicians who will form IYBO 2024.

In July 2024, we will also be offering a short online weekend course which serves as an introduction to historically informed performance. Anyone interested in learning more about performing baroque music is very welcome.

Claire Duff
Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra