Peter Barley is pleased to be returning to play the fine Hill organ in St John’s Cathedral for a special Limerick Pipe Organ Festival Culture Night concert on Friday 20th September from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. Peter is Organist and Choir Master in neighbouring St Mary’s Cathedral. Admission Free.
The concert programme, which is designed to suit the strengths of both the mighty organ and this beautiful cathedral with its splendidly reverberant acoustic, will feature music by J.S. Bach, Guilmant and Mozart. The Bach is a delightfully youthful Prelude and Fugue, whilst the music by Mozart ranges from a majestic Adagio and Fugue to a sprightly pair of Epistle Sonatas. The half-hour recital will conclude with Guilmant’s stirring and skilful March on a theme of Handel, which listeners will recognize as being the opening of the chorus ‘Lift up your heads’ from Handel’s Messiah. The concert will be preceded by a guided tour of the cathedral from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.