LOVE, SORROW & SEDUCTION
Helen Hancock (soprano), Anita Vedres (violin), Sarah Groser (viola de gamba), Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord)
Galway Early Music Festival, streamed from the Mick Lally Theatre, Galway
Saturday May 22nd at 1pm
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 Galway County Council
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
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.