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For the Voice w/ Michelle O'Rourke

  • Royal Irish Academy of Music 36 Westland Row Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 WY89 Ireland (map)

We are delighted to present the second concert of our For the Voice series with vocalists Michelle O'Rourke and Siobhra Quinlan and, pianist/harpsichordist David Adams.

The concert will feature six new works by ICC composers/members Sinéad Finegan, Anselm McDonnell, Alan Perrin, Rachel Thomas, Lindsey Vincent and Luke Smyth. In addition to the new works, Michelle and Siobhra will perform the duet ‘Pur ti miro, pur ti godo’ from Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. 

Michelle O’Rourke is an Irish singer currently based in Dublin. Her natural sound, unaffected expressivity and technical ability make for an interpreter of rare dynamism. Michelle combines her classical training and background in Baroque music with an adventurous eclecticism and a passion for collaboration. She has worked regularly with Ergodos, a Dublin-based music company, since its inception in 2006. She has performed for Ergodos, both as a soloist, and as part of their flexible performing group Ergodos Musicians, in Ireland, UK, USA and Germany.

David Adams is active as a harpsichordist and organist both as a teacher and a performer. A former organ scholar of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin, David Adams studied in Freiburg (with Ludwig Doerr) and Amsterdam (with Piet Kee and Ewald Kooiman), winning prizes at international competitions in Speyer, Lüneburg, Dublin and Bruges. He regularly appears with all the Irish orchestras and is much in demand as an ensemble player in the fields of early and contemporary music. He has premiered many new works including numerous compositions written specially for him.

Síobhra Quinlan is an Irish vocalist, composer and producer. Síobhra is currently based in Ireland where she has just completed an M.Phil in Music Composition at Trinity College Dublin, while also coaching with vocalist Michelle O'Rourke and harpsichordist David Adams on baroque repertoire gleaned from her research on the forgotten female singer-composers of 17C Italy. Síobhra is a current participant on the 2017/2018 Female Conductor Programme at The National Concert Hall. Siobhra is a participant in the ICC’s performer mentorship scheme.

The For the Voice series sees ICC’s first performer mentorship scheme in which emerging performers are paired with experienced performers who mentor them on the intricacies of performing new music and working with composers.

Tickets: €10/8 available here:

Supported by the Arts Council Ireland.

Earlier Event: June 14
For the Voice w/ Andrew Gavin
Later Event: September 26
For the Voice w/Elizabeth Hilliard