Soprano, Aisling Kenny is a soloist and ensemble singer, specializing in early music and art song. She pursues a busy freelance career at home and abroad and sings frequently as a soloist in baroque chamber music and oratorio. 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. A keen ensemble singer, Aisling is a member of Resurgam since 2008 and sings with several groups including Collegium Vocale Gent, Chamber Choir Ireland, Sestina and Crux.
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Australian soprano Kate Macoboy is a highly experienced ensemble singer and soloist. Specialising in Baroque and Renaissance music, she graduated from the University of Western Australia with honours. Since immigrating to London in 2007, she has performed in the UK, and around Europe as a freelancer and under contract with the leading ensembles Ars Nova Copenhagen and Chamber Choir Ireland (both under the direction of Paul Hillier). In 2010, under scholarship, she completed a Master in Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies (MAS) at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis led by renowned musicians Anthony Rooley and Evelyn Tubb. She is a regular performer with Grammy Award winning group Theatre of Voices and also sings as a deputy for the Danish Radio Vokalensemblet and various church choirs in London.
Stephen Wallace studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Neil Howlett, the Britten Pears School in Aldeburgh with Anthony Rolfe-Johnson and privately with Janice Chapman.
As an opera and concert artist, Stephen has had an international career at the highest level, performing in major venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Suntory Hall Tokyo, with conductors and directors including Daniel Barenboim, William Christie, Philippe Jordan, Emmanuelle Haim, Peter Sellars and Sir David McVicar.
He currently sings with Resurgam, Chamber Choir Ireland and teaches voice at the TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.
Stuart Kinsella is a tenor soloist and consort singer whose choral experience includes the choirs of the RIAS Kammerchor (Berlin), Vlaams Radiokoor (Brussels), Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Vienna), Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova and Musica Ficta (Copenhagen), Coro Casa da Música (Porto) and, closer to home, Resurgam and Chamber Choir Ireland. His cathedral career has spanned the Irish choirs of Christ Church and St Patrick’s in Dublin and the English choirs of Durham and Christ Church, Oxford. He has often sung the solo role of evangelist in works by Bach, Distler and Schütz, and directs a small vocal ensemble called Peregryne.
Ciarán Kelly is a singer and conductor from Derry. Having graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2010, Ciarán has sung professionally with Resurgam, Chamber Choir Ireland, St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Anúna and Christ Church Cathedral Choir. He has also worked with Irish National Opera, Wexford Opera, Opera Theatre Company and Wide Open Opera.
Ciarán performs a wide range of vocal chamber music, from specialist early music with professional vocal ensemble Resurgam, to contemporary a cappella music with Ardú, a group who he directs and manages. He spent two years in London working with renowned vocal performers Apollo5, performing throughout the UK as well as Estonia, France, Taiwan and Germany, and delivering vocal masterclasses to amateur and professional singers.
Ciarán has toured the world with The Five Irish Tenors, Songs of Ireland and Celtic Woman. Now based in Dublin, Ciarán is assistant director of St Mary’s Pro Cathedral Choirs, alongside his regular directing duties with Ardú Vocal Ensemble, Euphonics, Ireland Unlimited and Lambay Singers.
Paul McGough began his life in music as a boy treble in Mullingar Cathedral choir and was awarded a music scholarship to study at the Schola Cantorum, St. Finian’s College. He read Music & English at Trinity College and received vocal tuition at the RIAM and DIT.
Now based permanently in Dublin, Paul has enjoyed a freelance singing career both as a baritone concert soloist and member of many groups, including the choirs of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, Resurgam, Anúna, Opera Ireland and Chamber Choir Ireland, to name but a few. A versatile vocalist, he has also sung with folk and pop artists like Paul Brady and the Corrs, represented Ireland as a champion barbershop singer with 4 in a Bar and toured many of the world’s great stages as a founding member of the Irish show Celtic Woman.
Paul’s group Crux is Ireland’s leading vocal ensemble in the film industry, featured in several award-winning Irish productions (eg. Pilgrimage, the Hole in the Ground) and international television series such as Vikings.