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Aisling Kenny, soprano; David Grealy, organ

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Biography

Aisling Kenny is a soloist and ensemble singer from Galway. She performs regularly with leading Irish ensembles including Irish Baroque Orchestra, Resurgam, Sestina, Camerata Kilkenny and Chamber Choir Ireland. She was soprano soloist in Bach Cantatas BWV82a Ich habe genug and Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen with Irish Baroque Orchestra directed by Peter Whelan at the National Concert Hall in June 2021, and in NCH’s Elegy concert in July 2020 with Chamber Choir Ireland directed by Andrew Synnott. She features regularly in NCH’s Chamber Music Series in concerts with IBO and Camerata Kilkenny. Aisling has sung as a soloist with Irish Chamber Orchestra, Marlborough Baroque, Luminosa String Orchestra, the Orchestra of St Cecilia, Linden Baroque and the Staatskapelle Halle and with choirs and choral societies throughout Ireland. She performs regularly as a soloist at many of Ireland’s festivals including Galway Early Music Festival, Clifden Arts Festival, Sligo Baroque Festival, Ardee Baroque Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Cork Choral Festival, Finding a Voice, New Music Dublin as well as Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Recent ensemble highlights include Bach and Before with Resurgam, and performances with Collegium Vocale Ghent at Festival de Saintes and Salzburg Festival. Aisling was artistic resident at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in March 2019 supported by Music Network and the Arts Council. She is a recent recipient of an Arts Council Music Bursary and gratefully acknowledges this support.

David Grealy, a native of Galway, is Organist at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, having previously held positions at Westminster Cathedral, St. Bartholomew's Church, Dublin, and Galway Cathedral. In 2017 he completed a Masters in organ performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne, during which time he was also an organist in the church of St. Peter & Paul, Ratingen, where he studied improvisation with Ansgar Wallenhorst. He is a first-class honours graduate of Maynooth University (2008), where he studied organ under Prof Gerard Gillen. He was also recently made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. David is in regular demand as an accompanist, both in Ireland and abroad, and has featured in broadcasts for RTÉ and WDR (Germany).

Programme

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Evening Hymn

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Lied (Pièces en Style Libre)

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

From Bible Songs:

Song of Freedom

Song of Peace

Song of Wisdom

Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Théme et Variations (Homage à Frescobaldi)

Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Speculum Vitae

Nuit

Matin

Midi

Soir

Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)

Te Deum et Guirlandes Alleluiatiques (L’Orgue Mystique)