Sunday 24 April 2016 4:00PM

Ensemble Marsyas and Friends

Irish Culture in Britain: A Centenary Celebration

Additional notes

There is a pre-concert talk ahead of this concert at 3:00pm


  • Ensemble Marsyas
  • Peter Whelan director, harpsichord
  • Samuel Boden tenor (as Apollo)
  • Mhairi Lawson soprano (as Calliope/Polymnia)
  • Emilie Renard mezzo-soprano (as Thalia/Terpsichore)
  • Chloe Morgan soprano (as Clio/Euterpe)
  • Sarah Brady soprano (as Melpomene/Urania)
  • Niamh O'Sullivan mezzo-soprano (as Erato)

Ensemble Marsyas and guest soloists perform an Ode written for the birthday celebrations of Queen Anne in Dublin, 1711, composed by John Sigismond Cousser, a student of Lully and ‘Master of State Musick’ at Dublin Castle.

This concert is dedicated to HM Queen Elizabeth II in the week of her 90th birthday.

  • Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme
  • John Sigismond Cousser (1660-1727)
        • The Universal Applause of Mount Parnassus
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine) HWV74

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