IYBO 2023

Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra 2023

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 may be considered.)

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

  • IYBO Online 2023 | 1 – 2 July 2023 | An introduction to historically informed performance presented by the Irish Baroque Orchestra & the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras | Places are available to anyone with an interest in historically informed performance.
  • IYBO Performance Course | 17 – 22 July 2023 | This course may be a baroque orchestra performance course held in Dublin with two concerts.

IYBO Online 2023 | 1 – 2 July 2023

Introduction to Historically Informed Performance

From 1 – 2 July 2023, there will be an online course for musicians with an interest in historically informed performance. Places are available to musicians of any instrument with an interest in historically informed performance.

The course will run from 10.30 am – 1.30pm each day (with half hour break at 11.30am – 12 noon).

The course will cover a variety of aspects of baroque music performance, including an introduction to baroque music and historically informed performance, an introduction to baroque dance and a baroque bowing workshop for string players.

There will be a participation fee of €60 for the online course.

Please note: Players who apply for the performance course (17 – 22 July) and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities, will be required to attend the introductory online course on 1 – 2 July 2023. Exceptions may be made for some players.

Any musicians may apply for the online course, regardless of entry into the performance course.
Players may apply for the online course only if they wish.

You can learn more about the Artistic Staff for the course here.

Apply here.

Please note: Players who apply for the IYBO Performance Course and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities, will be required to attend the introductory online course on 1-2 July 2023. Exceptions may be made for some players.

Performance Course | 17 – 22 July 2023

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra will rehearse in Wesley House, Dublin from 17 – 22 July 2023 with concerts taking place in Townley Hall, County Louth and St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin.

The orchestra will consist of between 16 and 22 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 €250 for participating in the summer course.

Please see the sample timetable for the course below.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 24 February 2023.

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

Please note: Players who apply for the performance course (17 – 22 July) and have not previously taken part in any Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra activities, will be required to attend the introductory online course on 1 – 2 July 2023. Exceptions may be made for some players.

You can learn more about the Artistic Staff for the course here.

Apply here.

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
10:00-13:00Tutti rehearsal
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:45-17:00String sectional (Woodwind rehearse separately)
Tuesday 
10:00-11:15Feldenkrais Workshop
11:30-13:00Tutti rehearsal
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:15Tutti rehearsal
15:30-17:00Sectionals
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