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Ensemble Revelare: A Musical Tour of 18th-Century Europe
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Aria, Höchster was ich habe From Cantata BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrige
Georg Philipp Telemann Aria, Deine Toten werden Leben from Cantata TWV 1:213
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude, Gigue From Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667–1752) Cantata, Cleora sat beneath a shade Recit., Cleora sat beneath a Shade. Aria, Sure time and Love are both a sleep. Recit., Dorus wing’d with Swift desire. Aria, FIy Care and Anguish far away
Jean-Henri d’Anglebert (1629–1691) Prélude non mesuré, ré mineur
Henry Purcell (1659–1695) Plaint from The Fairy Queen
Nicola Matteis (1670–c. 1713) Aria, Aria Amorosa, Gavotta con divisioni from Book of Ayres for the Violin (books 3 & 4)
Giuseppe Porsile (1680–1750) Cantata, E già tre volte. Recit., E già tre volte. Aria, Alla sorte te che m’era sí dura. Recit., Cosí fui di mia sorte. Aria, Se quei cari amati rai m’involar
Ensemble Revelare, formed in 2018, brings together four musicians with a passion for baroque music and expertise in historically informed performance. The ensemble presents works by seventeenth and eighteenth-century composers, both familiar and lesser-known, many of whom have a connection to Ireland. Repertoire includes vocal and instrumental music, exploring various tonal colours of the group, all with a keen awareness of historically inspired performance on period instruments. Recent performances include Kaleidoscope Night in Bello Bar, a concert at the newly restored City Assembly House and a sold out concert in Dublin’s Drawing Room Series. Highlights this autumn include concerts at Clifden Arts Festival, Shorelines Arts Festival and Castletown House.
Aisling Kenny, is a soloist and ensemble singer specialising in early music and art song. She pursues a busy freelance career at home and abroad and sings frequently as a soloist in baroque chamber music and oratorio. Aisling has performed as a soloist in several festivals including Galway Early Music Festival, Sligo Baroque Festival, Ardee Baroque Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and New Music Dublin. She is a devoted song recitalist and loves singing with lute, fortepiano and guitar. She recently gave a concert of Dowland’s lute songs with Thomas Dunford in Paris. A keen ensemble singer, Aisling
sings with several groups including Resurgam, Chamber Choir Ireland, Sestina, Collegium Vocale Gent, and Crux.
Theresa Burton, recorder player, studied recorder in Utrecht Conservatorium, Early Music faculty, The Netherlands with the Nuffic Scholarship. Theresa has performed in diverse ensembles, and concert series and festivals in Ireland and abroad including Hugh Lane Gallery Sundays at Noon, Drawing room concert series, Utrecht Early Music Festival fringe, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Vredenburg Lunchconcert series, St Michael the Northgate, Oxford, Engelsekerk Amsterdam, and the Dartington Music Festival.. Theresa particularly enjoys playing 17th and 18th century music with singers and works regularly with soprano Aisling Kenny, and also in Ensemble Chant 21. She has improvised for film and a number of recorder compositions were written for her by Nuno Corte Real, Dimitris Andrikopoulos and Jaap Visser.
Margaret Doris is a cellist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and an Assistant Lecturer in Cello at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. She is a graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and Indiana University, Jacob’s School of Music, where she studied the cello with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and baroque cello with Stanley Ritchie. Margaret has a keen interest in music research and completed a PhD in early British cello treatise studies and its link to provincial cello playing at DIT Conservatory of Music of Drama, Dublin.
Dr Yonit Kosovske performs as a soloist and collaborative artist on harpsichord, modern piano, fortepiano, and chamber organ. Yonit maintains an active teaching career as a university lecturer and presents masterclasses throughout Ireland, the United States, Colombia, China, Israel, and Korea. Her book “Historical Harpsichord Technique, Developing La douceur du toucher” was published by Indiana University Press in 2011. Together with tenor vocalist Dr. Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Yonit is the Co-director of Now and Then Media, Ltd., supporting New Music and Early Music in Ireland through media creation and distribution, courses, workshops, and an extensive network of professional specialists.
Sponsored by Conor and Mary Devally in memory of their father Liam Devally.