IYBO 2019


22nd – 27th July 2019

Rehearsals will be hosted by the Irish Baroque Orchestra

The third edition of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra will take place in Dublin in July followed by two public concerts. The orchestra is aimed at advanced instrumental students between the ages of 18 and 24 with an interest in historically informed performance practice. (Exceptional players outside of the age range will be considered.)

It is intended for all participants to perform on period instruments provided by the IBO, IAYO and other partners. At a minimum, string players will be provided with gut strings and the use of period bows. Players of other instruments will be facilitated with the loan of a period instrument in advance of the course. We hope to facilitate players of modern oboe and bassoon with period instruments although this is to be confirmed. However, if you are interested, we would very much like to hear from you.

In 2019, 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.


Repertoire to be confirmed.

Sample Timetable

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

Monday, 22nd July
9:30-10:00 Arrive, tea & coffee, introductions
10:00-11:15 Tutti rehearsal
11:30-13:00 Dance Workshop
14:00-15:15 Tutti rehearsal
15:30-17:00 Sectional rehearsals
Tuesday, 23rd July
10:00-11:15 Tutti rehearsal
11:30-13:00 Sectional rehearsals
14:00-17:00 Tutti rehearsal
Wednesday, 24th July
10:00-13:00 Tutti rehearsal
14:00-15:15 Tutti rehearsal
15:15-17:00 Flute rehearsals & tutti rehearsals
Thursday, 25th July
10:00-13:00 Tutti rehearsal
14:00-17:00 Tutti rehearsal
Friday, 26th July
9:30-11:00 Bus to concert venue
11:00-14:00 Dress Rehearsal
16:00-17:30 Concert
Saturday, 27th July
12:00-15:00 Dress Rehearsal
17:00-18:30 Concert – Dublin