Fishamble Sinfonia is an orchestra made up of and run by some of Ireland’s top student and young professional performers. It is devoted mainly to the criminally neglected composers of the latter half of the eighteenth century. The orchestra’s mission is to introduce audiences to the forgotten masters of this time through exhilarating performances while developing a sound informed by historical practice. For their most recent solo project, Fishamble Sinfonia was delighted to join forces with the Dutch Residentie Bachkoor for a performance of Bach’s St John Passion in early October 2016.
Present undertakings include an ambitious double choir series with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and the Galway Baroque Singers, encompassing lesser-performed works by Vivaldi, Lully, Purcell & Handel. The orchestra has been directed by David Brophy, Jos Vermunt, Darragh Morgan, and by its regular guest leader Sarah Sew, and has been joined by soloists including Mark O’Keeffe, Davur Juul Maagnussen, Darragh Morgan, Sarah Sew, Adele Johnson and Bill Dowdall.’