FROM 1742. TO 2023.
HELP US TO MAKE THE JOURNEY
Dublin HandelFest is a key part of the Irish Baroque Orchestra's unique mission.
As an ambassador for the stories of Ireland’s musical past, the IBO uses its unique perspective to develop the growing store of knowledge surrounding the very early days of Baroque and Classical music in Ireland.
The IBO's research, recordings and performances offer audiences across Ireland a new opportunity to reevaluate and reclaim their cultural heritage, while also engaging the Irish diaspora through the increasing global reach of this work. Even Handel's Messiah - an annual touring highlight in the IBO calendar - is a rekindled link to Dublin's cultural life in 1742.
Support new recordings, telling forgotten stories
The IBO's work brings Ireland's rich musical history and fascinating stories into the present day, for today's audiences to champion and reclaim.
Inspire and develop Young Artists
The IBO's work with young artists is central to ensuring the sustainability of its important cultural heritage work for future generations, and has already launched several careers.
New education and participation
initiatives aim to reach people from communities under-represented in the IBO's audience, and explore resonances with Ireland's cultural heritage.