Cavan - Cavan Town

Urney Church of Ireland, Cavan town

Vox Lumina


An evening concert in Urney Church Cavan town. Three sopranos, Eileen Coyle, Niamh Mc Cormack and Aisling Kenny will get together and perform selections from the Chant of Hildegard von Bingen, ancient traditional songs of Ireland, music by Lassus, Gregorio Allegri, Purcell, Cornish, Monteverdi and trios from some of the most loved Classical composers. Accompanied by David O’Shea who will be playing the church organ.

Soprano Aisling Kenny is a soloist, recitalist and ensemble singer from Galway. She performs regularly as a soloist with leading Irish ensembles including Irish Baroque Orchestra, Resurgam, Sestina, Camerata Kilkenny and Chamber Choir Ireland. She was soprano soloist in Bach Cantatas BWV82a Ich habe genug and BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen with Irish Baroque Orchestra directed by Peter Whelan at the National Concert Hall in June 2021, and in NCH’s Elegy concert in July 2020 with Chamber Choir Ireland directed by Andrew Synnott. She features regularly in NCH’s Chamber Music Series in concerts with IBO and Camerata Kilkenny. A frequent recitalist, highlights include Dowland’s lute songs with Thomas Dunford in Paris and Kilkenny, concerts for Galway Early Music with historical harpist, Siobhan Armstrong, and a recital at Oxford University with Cecily Lock for Clara Schumann’s bicentenary.  Aisling has sung as a soloist with Irish Chamber Orchestra, Marlborough Baroque, Luminosa String Orchestra, The Orchestra of St Cecilia, Linden Baroque and the Staatskapelle Halle She performs regularly as a soloist at many of Ireland’s festivals including Galway Early Music Festival, Clifden Arts Festival, Sligo Baroque Festival, Ardee Baroque Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Cork Choral Festival, Finding a Voice, New Music Dublin as well as Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Aisling is an Associate Artist with Resurgam and a member of Sestina, Crux Vocal Ensemble and sings with Collegium Vocale Gent. She is a recent recipient of the Arts Council’s Music Bursary and gratefully acknowledges this support.

Niamh McCormack, a native of Shercock, Co. Cavan. She completed her Degree and Masters in Vocal Performance at D.I.T Conservatory of Music and Drama. She has studied with Deirdre Grier Delaney (Dublin), Dr. Veronica Dunne (Dublin), Barbara Bonney (Salzburg) and Xenia Meyer (Amsterdam). Niamh has toured extensively as vocal soloist with ‘Riverdance’ performing throughout the U.S.A, Europe, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland. She features on the albums ‘My Gentle Harp’ (2008), ‘How Lovely for the Little Birds’ (2011) and ‘Les AngĂ©lus’ (2014).

She has performed the role of Serpina from ‘La Serva Padrona’, Sally from Thomas Arne’s ‘Thomas and Sally’with Opera Antiqua and the role of Myrtil from Jean Philippe Rameau’s ‘Le Berger Fidele’ with Opera at Castalia. She was soloist in the premiere of Suibhne, Faoi BhodhrĂĄn GhealaĂ­, composed by Paul Flynn at the Kilmore Cathedral, Cavan in 2012 and features on the recording of his ‘Aifreann Naomh PĂĄdraig is Naomh Feilimidh’ (2014). She has performed on ‘The late late show’ and was invited to sing for both our former president Mary McAleese and our President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an UachtarĂĄin.

She is a deputy member of the National Chamber Choir, is a soloist with the ‘Castle Consort’ who have performed in the Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle, a recording of which was aired on Lyric Fm and features on the debut recording of the highly acclaimed ‘Lassus’ choir. Niamh has toured with the tenor David Martin performing in various venues around Ireland and she was chosen to premiere two new works based on the poetry of Noel Monahan and composed by Paul Flynn at the book launch of Noel Monahan’s book of poetry ‘Chalk Dust’. She is a regular recitalist throughout Ireland and has a keen interest in the music of the Renaissance and Baroque period. When not performing, Niamh is also an enthusiastic Vocal Tutor, Local Centre Examiner with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a member of the Feis Ceoil Junior Vocal Music Subcommittee.

Eileen Coyle is a soprano from County Cavan. She sings with a number of professional ensembles in Ireland, including: Lassus Chamber Choir, Tonnta Performance Company, Chant21, Crux Vocal Ensemble and The Bugle Babes. She has performed in the Fringe Festival, New Music Dublin Festival, Cambridge Early Music Week, Speaking of Music and the 11:11 Concert Series at The Riam. She has sung as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, The RIAM Baroque Ensemble, The Orlando Chamber Orchestra, Christ Church Baroque Ensemble and The Irish Memory Orchestra, The Lassus Scholars, The Longford County Choir, West Wicklow Voices and Setanta Choir.
She has toured America, England, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands and has performed as a soloist at the National Concert Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The National Gallery of Ireland, Cork Opera House, Kilkenny Theater Royal, The American Embassy, Áras an Uachtaráin and The American Irish Historical Society, New York.

As a recital artist Eileen performs programs of Early Music as well as Irish, English, German and French Art Song all over Ireland. She is also a watercolour artist and writes electronic music in her spare time.


This event is funded by a the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Local Live Performance Programming Scheme and programmed especially for Culture Night 2021.

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Genres: Music / Performance

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Abbeylands, Cavan Town


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