Past Performances

18 December 2022 at 7pm. St Colman’s Church, Gort, Co. Galway. Coole Music and Arts presents “The Joyful Sounds of Christmas”. O Holy Night and other Christmas songs with the Coole Music Youth Orchestra. This is a joyous annual concert full of Christmas cheer! Tickets at the door €10 adult/€5 children

June 20th, 2022, 12pm. Ruah Centre, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham, Dublin. With Annalisa Monticelli (piano) I performed a gorgeous lunchtime concert of arias and songs, including Handel, Hahn, Fauré, Schubert, V. Williams and Stanford to a very appreciative full house in this lovely venue.

June 24th 2022, 8pm. Yeats Tower, Thoor Ballylee, Galway. Catriona McElhinney Grimes (piano) and I performed a lovely programme of French songs, lieder and Irish songs. This concert also showcased local young rising star, violinist Kitty Sabry.

16th June 2022. Bloomsday 2022 and Ulysses 100 Celebrations at the Irish Ambassadors Residence, Berlin. A privilege and honor to sing with Irish baritone Padraic Rowan, tenor Magnus Dietrich and Christopher White on piano. This evening showcased how the arts can be a connecting superpower in diplomatic circles!

May 29th, 2022, 1.30pm. Music of the Spheres at the Galway Early Music Festival 2022. Another lovely performance opportunity for my Whistleblowers!

May 21st, 2022. 9.30pm. Noctures and Summer Songs at the Dingle Summer Music Festival with pianists Criostóir Ó’Loingsigh and Gormflaith Ní Shíocháin Ní Bheoláin

26th May 2022 at 7.30pm Helen Hancock (soprano) and Mark Keane (piano) opened the 2022 concert season with a programme of arias and art song at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin. The programme included Handel and Mozart arias and the highlight of this concert for us was the Lied der Mignon songs from Schubert’s Gësange aus “Wilheim Meister” which we look forward to performing again.

13th May 2022 at 8pm. Helen Hancock (soprano) and Mark Keane (piano) performed an Evening of Opera and Song at St. Columba’s Church, Binden Street, Ennis. Entry is free but donations towards the work of the beautiful St Columbas Church would be gratefully received.

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

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 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.