IYBO 2024

Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra 2024

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra is aimed at advanced instrumental students between the ages of 18 and 24 with an interest in historically informed performance. (Exceptional players outside of the age range may be considered.)

We are delighted to announce the details of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra for 2024.

  • IYBO Performance Course | 15 – 20 July 2024 | This course is a baroque orchestra performance course held in Dublin with concerts.

Applications are now closed for the IYBO Performance Course 2024 but applications are still open for the “Introduction to Historically Informed Performance Course”.

Please apply here for the online “Introduction to Historically Informed Performance” course.

Performance Course | 15 – 20 July 2024

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra will rehearse in Wesley House, Dublin from 15 – 20 July 2024 with concerts on Friday, 19 July in Waterford City Hall in association with Waterford Symphony Club and on Saturday, 20 July in Dublin Castle as part of the Irish Baroque Orchestra’s HandelFest.

The orchestra will consist of between 26 to 29 players of violin, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord/continuo, Baroque flute, Baroque oboe, recorder, bassoon, natural trumpets, natural horns and timpani.

Please note: Ideally we are looking for oboists or flautists who can play the recorder, as the recorder player is only needed for two movements.

All participants will perform on period instruments provided by the IBO, IAYO and other partners if possible.

Please note: Successful natural horn and trumpet applicants must have access to their own period instrument.

There will be a fee of €250 for participating in the performance course.

Please see the sample timetable for the course below.

Your application must be accompanied by video audition (for the performance course only). You can learn more about the application and video audition details here. Please read these guidelines thoroughly before applying.

You can learn more about the Artistic Staff for the course here.

IYBO “Introduction to Historically Informed Performance” 2024 | 6 –7 July 2024

Introduction to Historically Informed Performance

From 6 – 7 July 2024, there will be an online course for musicians with an interest in historically informed performance. Places are available to musicians of any instrument with an interest in historically informed performance.

The course will run from 10.00 am – 1.30pm each day (with half hour break at 11.30am – 12 noon).

The course will cover a variety of aspects of baroque music performance, including an introduction to baroque music and historically informed performance. There will be a participation fee of €80 for the online course.

Please Note: We strongly encourage players who apply for the performance course and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities to take part in this online course.

Application deadline is Friday, 07 June 2024.

Please apply here for the online “Introduction to Historically Informed Performance” course.

Any musicians may apply for the online course, regardless of entry into the performance course.

Players may apply for the online course only if they wish.

Summer Course Sample Timetable

The timetable below is based on a six-day rehearsal and performance schedule.

Monday 
9:30-10:00Arrive, tea & coffee, introductions
10:00-13:00Tutti rehearsal
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:45-17:00String sectional (Woodwind rehearse separately)
Tuesday 
10:00-11:15Feldenkrais Workshop
11:30-13:00Tutti rehearsal
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:30-17:00Sectionals
Wednesday 
10:00-11:30Dance Workshop with Mary Collins
11:30-13:00Tutti rehearsal
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:30-17:00Sectionals
Thursday 
10:00-11:30Dance Workshop with Mary Collins
11:45-13:00Tutti rehearsal
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:30-17:00Sectionals
Friday 
9:30-11:00Bus to concert venue
11:00-14:00Dress Rehearsal
16:00-17:30Concert
Saturday 
12:00-15:00Dress Rehearsal
17:00-18:30Concert – Dublin