English songs and duets including Vaughan Williams’ epic song cycle "House of Life", and songs by Butterworth and Finzi.
Eoghan will be singing Vaughan Williams' The House of Life, Dominica will be singing some of Britten's Irish Folk Song Arrangements and together they will sing Brahms' 4 Duets Op. 28.
Eoghan Desmond is a bass-baritone, composer, conductor and cat-lover from Cork, currently resident in Dublin. In addition to the above, he has, over the course of his life so far, taken up and given up the violin, horn and organ, in that order. Eoghan will be participating in Tenso Europe Chamber Choir 2016, organized by Tenso, the European network for professional chamber choirs.
When not singing daily evensong in St Patrick's Cathedral, where he is a lay-vicar choral, Eoghan can usually be found sitting in front of a block of A3 manuscript paper, hoping that writing music is a real job. His music has been performed all over Ireland, by Chamber Choir Ireland, ConTempo String Quartet, Ensemble Avalon, New Dublin Voices, Claire Duff, Malachy Robinson, the Gentlemen of St Patrick's Cathedral and is in demand in various countries across the globe, including the US, the UK and most recently Scandinavia.
He is an accomplished soloist and recitalist, having sung baritone or bass solos in such popular works as the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé, both the St Matthew and St John Passions, Haydn's Creation, Handel's Messiah, Vaughan Williams' Hodie and Mendelssohn's Elijah, in addition to more rarely performed works such as Vaughan Williams' Willow-Wood (Irish première). For more information visit www.eoghandesmond.com/
Dominica Williams is a young mezzo soprano from Dublin. She is an experienced soloist, choral singer and on-stage performer. She has training and experience in dance and theatre, as well as being bilingual in Irish and English. She has recently been selected as one of Northern Ireland Opera's Young Artists for 2016 / 2017 and will start working with them from September.
George Haynes is a Lay Clerk in Peterborough Cathedral, working as a singer, composer, conductor and accompanist.
Their programme will last around 45 - 60 minutes.
Entry is £5 per person. Please pay on the door, by cash or cheque.
Find out more about our Thursday evening recital series, which runs from 9th June to 14th July.