Many thanks to Trevor Selby for his wonderful recital in the Sacred Heart Church on March 25th. Trevor had chosen a beautiful programme that certainly showed off this fine romantic instrument to best advantage.

It was particularly good to hear three contrasting settings of the Chorale ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’ by J. S. Bach. In these, Trevor was able to feature the bright chorus work of the Telford organ, and these preludes were stylishly performed. French music by Alain and Vierne was also a great treat in the suitably atmospheric setting and rolling acoustic of the Sacred Heart Church, and provided amongst the most inspirational moments of this most enjoyable recital.

We hope to hear Trevor play again on this instrument before too long.

 

Organ at the Sacred Heart Church.
(Photo: Aoife Daly)

 

(Photo: Aoife Daly)

As part of Sacred Music week, organist Trevor Selby will give a recital in the Sacred Heart Church on March 25th from 5PM to 6PM. We hope you’ll come and join us for what promises to be a beautiful recital!

On Wednesday 9th November at 13:15, St. Mary’s Cathedral will welcome distinguished singer Robert Crowe for the last lunchtime concert of the season. Robert Crowe will be accompanied on the piano by Simon Harden, one of Ireland’s leading organists.

This lunchtime concert explores the fascinating world of the male castrato repertoire, through the ornamentational art of Giovanni Battista Velluti.

Robert Crowe has around 25 years performing experience, including singing at all the renowned Handel festivals in Germany. He is currently researching for a PhD in historical musicology at Boston University.

In addition to being a sought after performer in this country and abroad, Simon Harden is on the lecturing staff of Dublin’s DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Admission: FREE

 

Thanks again to everyone who helped to make Limerick Pipe Organ Festival 2016 such a success. Many thanks to Aoife Daly for her beautiful photos from the closing weekend, which are now available in our gallery.

 

Trevor Crowe's Workshop, 1st October 2016 (Photo: Aoife Daly)

Trevor Crowe’s Workshop

Martin Baker's Concert, 30th September 2016 (Photo: Aoife Daly)

Martin Baker’s Concert

Many thanks to Martin Baker for a truly magnificent recital on Friday night, especially for his fabulous improvisation! Thanks also to Trevor Crowe for a fascinating and insightful lecture on organ building and maintenance on Saturday afternoon. These beautiful events were a wonderful finale to Limerick Pipe Organ Festival. Our sincerest thanks to all of our supporters & sponsors, crowdfunders, performers, participants, observers, audience members, venues, and to everyone who supported us in any way. Without your help, the festival would not have been possible.

Photos from Friday night and Saturday afternoon soon to follow in our gallery!