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Sinead O' Halloran: Bach's Cello Suites Sinead O' Halloran: Bach's Cello Suites

Sinead O' Halloran: Bach's Cello Suites

6th Apr

Sinéad O' Halloran: Bach's Cello Suites at SIRIUS

Sinéad O’Halloran is a cellist, member of the Marmen Quartet, and the co-founder and artistic director of the Ortús Chamber Music Festival. Sinéad has performed extensively throughout Europe, including at the BBC Proms, England; Lucerne Festival, Switzerland; and Berlin Philharmonie, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, and Pierre Boulez Saal, Germany. Throughout 2024 she will present the Bach Cello Suites in venues around Ireland, with the support of the Arts Council. 

Bach’s Cello Suites are a somewhat mystical collection of works for solo cello, and have captured the hearts and minds of music lovers worldwide. Bach most likely composed them during the period 1717–1723, when he served as Kapellmeister in Köthen, Germany. The Cello Suites are structured in six movements each. They are considered some of Bach's greatest musical achievements.

"Most cellists spend their lives delving into Bach’s Cello Suites. It is extraordinary how Bach can create such a body of work for one instrument. He encapsulates the entire universe and brings us on an emotional journey, ranging from triumphant joy to profound sadness and an overriding sense of hope and humour. Many people associate the cello with the famous prelude to the first suite, but may not have had the opportunity to experience the other 35 extraordinary movements that make up the suites. I look forward to presenting the first four cello suites over two concerts and sharing these timeless masterpieces with local audiences."

Saturday, 6 April
12-1pm (Bach Cello Suites I & IV)
3-4pm (Bach Cello Suites II & III)
Tickets: €10 (each concert) / €15 (both concerts)

Tickets are available via Eventbrite and at the door

Accessibility Note
Our building has accessibility limitations. There are three steps to the front door, but a temporary wheelchair ramp is available upon request. Our toilets are accessed via stairs and are not open to visitors. Public toilets are beside the Titanic Experience, by The Promenade.