The closing concert of the festival features three local artistes, Bernadette Kiely, Michael Dooley and Joan Cunneen in a programme featuring solo organ, trumpet with organ and voice accompanied by organ.
Admission to the concert is free, if you are in a position to donate to the retiring collection, please note that the proceeds will go towards the organ maintenance fund. Thank you.
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The programme is as follows:
Fanfare, Cantabile and Finale – Nicolas Jacques Lemmens
Sonata in B flat for trumpet and organ – Jean Baptiste Loeillet
‘O rest in the Lord’ from Elijah – Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
‘Bereite dich, Zion’ (Prepare thyself, Zion) from Christmas Oratorio – Johann Sebastian Bach
Pastorale for Trumpet and Organ – Felix Alexandre Guilmant (arr. Carsten Klomp)
Sonata no. 2 in A flat Op. 65 (Fantasia Sonata) – Josef Rheinberger
A very important feature of Limerick Pipe Organ Festival has been the emphasis on improvisation. The 150th anniversary concert in May, given by David Briggs, and the July and August concerts given by Cyprian Love and Columba Mc Cann in Glenstal all featured extensive improvisation. For an insight into what improvisation actually is click here to read a fascinating article by Cyprian Love.