IYBO 2022

Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra 2022

The deadline for applications for the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra 2022 has now passed and applications are closed.

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra is aimed at advanced instrumental students between the ages of 18 and 24 with an interest in historically informed performance. (Exceptional players outside of the age range will be considered.)

We are delighted to announce the details of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra for 2022.

  • IYBO Online 2022 | 1 – 3 April 2022 | An introduction to historically informed performance with instrumental workshops presented by the Irish Baroque Orchestra & the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras | Places are available to musicians of any instrument.
  • IYBO Summer Course | 18 – 23 July 2022 | This course will be a performance course held in Dublin with two concerts.
  • To be confirmed: Performance at Varazdin Baroque Evenings, Croatia. A selection of participants from IYBO 2022 will be invited to give a performance in Croatia this autumn, subject to funding. Therefore, we recommend that you keep 28 September – 1 October free in your diaries and indicate if you are available or unavailable when applying. There will be no charge for participating in this opportunity.

IYBO Online 2022 |1 – 3 April 2022

Introduction to historically informed performance

From 1 – 3 April 2022, there will be an online course for musicians aged 18 – 24 with an interest in historically informed performance. Places are available to musicians of any instrument. (Exceptional players outside of the age range will be considered.)

The course will cover a variety of aspects of Baroque music and dance. A sample programme for the online course can be viewed here.

There will be sectional rehearsals and masterclasses on selected instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord. Musicians may take part in the sectionals on modern instruments.

There will be a participation fee of €100 for the online course. However:

  1. if a person is interested in Baroque music but their instrument is not catered for in sectionals, the participation fee will be €75 and they are welcome to observe sectionals of other instruments.
  2. Depending on application numbers for the course, we may not offer participation in the sectionals to everyone even if their instrument is catered for. If you do not get a sectional place, the fee will be €75.

Please note: Players who apply for the summer course and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities, will be required to attend the introductory course in April 2022. Exceptions may be made for players already familiar with Baroque music.

Players may apply for the online course only if they wish.

You can learn more about the Artistic Staff for the course at http://www.iybo.iayo.ie/artistic-staff/.

Summer Course | 18 – 23 July 2022

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra will rehearse in Wesley House, Dublin from 18 – 23 July 2022 with concerts taking place in Townley Hall, County Louth and St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin.

The orchestra will consist of between 13 and 16 players of strings (violin, viola, cello, bass / violone), continuo (harpsichord, lute, theorbo), flutes, baroque oboe and baroque bassoon.

All participants will perform on period instruments provided by the IBO, IAYO and other partners if possible.

There will be a fee of €200 for participating in the summer course.

Please see the sample timetable for the course below.

To be confirmed: Performance at Varazdin Baroque Evenings, Croatia.

A selection of participants from IYBO 2022 will be invited to give a performance in Croatia this autumn, subject to funding. Therefore, we recommend that you keep 28 September – 1 October free in your diaries and indicate if you are available or unavailable when applying. There will be no charge for participating in this opportunity.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 4 March 2022.

Your application must be accompanied by video audition (summer course only). You can learn more about the application and video audition details at http://www.iybo.iayo.ie/application/. Please read these guidelines thoroughly before applying.

Please note: Players who apply for the summer course and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities, will be required to attend the introductory course in April 2022. Exceptions may be made for players already familiar with Baroque music.

You can learn more about the Artistic Staff for the course at http://www.iybo.iayo.ie/artistic-staff/.

Summer Course Sample Timetable

The timetable below is based on a six-day rehearsal and performance schedule.

Monday 
9:30-10:00Arrive, tea & coffee, introductions
10:00-11:15Tutti rehearsal
11:30-13:00Dance Workshop
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:30-17:00Sectional rehearsals
Tuesday 
10:00-11:15Tutti rehearsal
11:30-13:00Sectional rehearsals
14:00-17:00Tutti rehearsal
Wednesday 
10:00-13:00Tutti rehearsal
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:15-17:00Flute rehearsals & tutti rehearsals
Thursday 
10:00-13:00Tutti rehearsal
14:00-17:00Tutti rehearsal
Friday 
9:30-11:00Bus to concert venue
11:00-14:00Dress Rehearsal
16:00-17:30Concert
Saturday 
12:00-15:00Dress Rehearsal
17:00-18:30Concert – Dublin