Meet the Singers: Aisling Kenny
With our Spring programme Music for the Sun King getting closer and closer what better time to introduce you to some of the wonderfully talented singers that will be gracing the stage! In this blog we will be getting to know soprano, Aisling Kenny.
Aisling Kenny (Soprano)
Aisling Kenny is a soloist and ensemble singer from Galway. She pursues a busy freelance career at home and abroad and sings frequently as a soloist in baroque chamber music and oratorio.
Recent performances include Couperin Leçons de Ténèbres, Bach Matthäus-Passion, B minor Mass, and cantatas BWV 78, 106, 140 and 202, Handel Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Il duello amoroso and Armida Abbandonata. She has sung as a soloist with Irish Baroque Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Kilkenny, Marlborough Baroque, The Orchestra of St Cecilia, Linden Baroque and the Staatskapelle Halle.
Aisling has performed as a soloist in several festivals including the 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. Highlights this season include a lute song recital in Paris with Thomas Dunford during an Artistic Residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, concerts with Collegium Vocale Gent in Antwerp and Brussels, a recital of Clara Schumann’s Lieder with Cecily Lock in Oxford and several concerts with her newly formed baroque group, Ensemble Revelare.
In addition to Sestina, Aisling sings with several groups including Chamber Choir Ireland, Resurgam, and Crux and has also sung with Ensemble Marsyas and Atalante. She studied music at Maynooth University and vocal performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, with Evelyn Tubb. She has participated in master classes with Paul Farrington, Margreet Honig, Emma Kirkby, Christine Schäfer and Andreas Scholl.
Hear Aisling perform 'Music for the Sun King' in Belfast, Dublin and Cork with Sestina Music this April.
Belfast: Clonard Monastery - 26th April 2019, 7.30pm
Dublin: Christ Church Cathedral - 27th April 2019, 8pm
Cork: Saints Peter and Paul's Church - 28th April 2019, 3pm