Past Performances

3rd April 2022 Helen Hancock (soprano) and Marco Ramelli (guitar) performed a Benefit Concert for UNICEF Ireland. This was a gentle, lyrical programme of music to include songs by John Dowland and a large selection of songs by Schubert.

February 17th 2022 Maynooth University Music Lunchtimes recitals. Helen Hancock (soprano) and Mark Keane (piano) performed a programme of arias and art song including pieces by Handel, Rameau, Lili Boulanger, Fauré and Mozart. Riverstown Hall at 1pm https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/music/events/lunchtime-concert-helen-hancock-and-mark-keane

December 11th 2021 A Festive Night of Song – Helen Hancock Soprano and Frances Kelleher Piano performed a programme of arias, songs and Christmas favourites at St Columba’s Church, Binden Street, Ennis

August 26th 2021 Helen Hancock (soprano) and Anne-Marie O’Farrell (pedal harp) performed a programme of French songs, lieder and Irish songs. This online event was part of the Rathfarnham Rhythms series filmed by the OPW at Rathfarnham Castle and it premiered on 26 August 2021

Saturday May 22nd LOVE, SORROW & SEDUCTION Helen Hancock (soprano), Anita Vedres (violin), Sarah Groser (viola de gamba), Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord)

This programme was part of The Galway Early Music Festival, streamed from the Mick Lally Theatre, Galway. Helen Hancock sings emotion-filled arias from Handel’s operas Rinaldo, Alcina and Guilio Cesare in Egitto, his oratorio Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno and from Rameau’s opera Castor et Pollux. Instrumental pieces by Handel (Violin sonata HWV 371 in D major) and by Rameau (Pièces de clavecin en concert no 3: La Lapoplinière, La Timide, Tambourin) round off the programme.

This concert was generously supported by a Galway County Council Artist Bursary 2021

December 2021 O Holy Night

Oranmore Soprano Helen Hancock is delighted to present a virtual evening of opera, oratorio, chamber music, and festive favourites in aid of Galway Simon Community.

The exclusive performance will be filmed from the beautiful surroundings of Armorica restaurant in Oranmore, and available to view from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, 5th December.

The program, which will appeal to a broad audience, is set to feature sacred and opera music by Handel, Bach, and Mozart, excerpts from Mozart string quartets KV157 and KV172, and Christmas favourites.

Helen will be joined by her teacher and mentor, international tenor Owen Gilhooly and a newly formed string quartet consisting of Sinead Hayes violin, Rozanne Botha violin, Tom Murphy viola, and Adrian Ivičević cello

December 16 2020 Nowel! Nowel!

Galway Early Music Winter Festival

Online from St Nicholas Collegiate Church
Wednesday 16 December 2020, 1pm

Helen Hancock (soprano) & Mark Duley (organ).

This programme is centred on the joyous arrival of a child, a light to the world and a sign of rebirth in nature and in ourselves.  The music looks to the light and banishes the darkness.  The concert has two halves (with no interval!): The Blessed Maid which tells Mary’s story, and The Heavenly Light, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. The music spans four centuries, from simple medieval songs to baroque arias and resounding organ pieces.