East Cork Early Music Festival 2023
East Cork Early Music Festival 2023: A Three-Day Extravaganza of Early Music with Resurgam, Sestina Music, and Cappella Lyrica in Cork City and Kinsale!
East Cork Early Music Festival
Cork City & Kinsale
13-15th October, 2023
The East Cork Early Music Festival (ECEMF) is delighted to unveil its extraordinary lineup for the 2023 edition. This annual celebration of early music brings together renowned ensembles and performers, promising a captivating musical journey through history. From 13-15 October, music enthusiasts will have the opportunity to witness the harmonious vocal talents of Resurgam, Sestina Music, and Cappella Lyrica in enchanting venues across Cork City and Kinsale.
Friday 13 October, 7:30 pm
Resurgam: Fountains of Israel
MTU Cork School of Music Curtis Auditorium
Resurgam, the acclaimed Irish choir under the direction of Mark Duley, will grace the stage at MTU Cork School Curtis Auditorium, offering an unforgettable performance that promises to elevate the soul. Their harmonious voices will breathe life into historical compositions, inviting the audience to delve deep into the musical treasures of the past.
Saturday 14 October, 6:00 pm
Sestina Music: In Praise of Bacchus
St. Catherine’s Cultural Centre, Kinsale
Pre-concert Tasting & Talk with Kinsale Mead Co – 6pm
Concert – 6:30pm
Belfast-based early music ensemble Sestina Music, known for their mastery of Baroque music, will transport listeners to a world of musical splendour through their tongue-in-cheek programme of historical drinking songs. Their performance sees ECEMF partnering for the first time with Kinsale Mead Co promising an evening filled with exquisite meads, enchantment and timeless melodies that will resonate through the ages.
Sunday 15 October, 8:oo pm
Cappella Lyrica: Equal Voice Excellence
Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place
Tickets: €20 / €15
Cork's very own equal voice choir, Cappella Lyrica, is set to enchant audiences with a historical performance of an Ursuline Mass by Hurka de Monti, director of music at Cork’s North Cathedral in the 1810’s. This revival of a lost work from Cork's rich musical history, offers a glimpse into the region's vibrant musical heritage and will be complemented by musical performances from the Cork Baroque Players and solo organist, James Taylor.