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Pipeworks International Organ & Choral Festival 2024

WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2024

3pm MASTERCLASS WITH GEOFFREY WEBBER

St. Philip's Church, Temple Road, Milltown, Dublin 6

Geoffrey Webber, a renowned expert on Buxtehude and the North German style, will present a masterclass on German Baroque organ repertoire on the new mechanical-action Trevor Crowe organ of St Philip’s Church.

Organists wishing to play in any masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at educationpipeworks@gmail.com

7:30pm RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA, DANIEL MOULT (Organ), DAVID LEIGH (Conductor), PIPEWORKS FESTIVAL CHORUS

Church of the Immaculate Conception ('Adam and Eve's'), 4 Merchant's Quay, The Liberties, Dublin 8

 

Percy Whitlock, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra (Irish Première)

Charles Villiers Stanford, Stabat Mater


The 2024 Festival opens in style, with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Dublin native and celebrated composer Charles Villiers Stanford, featuring one of his greatest works, the profound and beautiful Stabat Mater. Percy Whitlock’s Symphony for Organ and Orchestra completes the progamme. This hidden gem of the repertoire receives its first performance in Ireland, with renowned organist Daniel Moult taking the demanding solo part.  A stellar group of vocal soloists joins the Festival chorus and the RTE Concert Orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director David Leigh, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Adam and Eve’s), Merchants’ Quay.

Tickets: €25 / €20 concession / €15 student

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RTÉ Concert Orchestra

THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2024

3pm MASTERCLASS WITH DANIEL MOULT

St. Philip's Church, Temple Road, Milltown, Dublin 6

Fresh from taking the solo part in Whitlock’s Organ Symphony, Daniel leads the first of our masterclasses featuring festival artists.  In addition to being an internationally renowned performer, Daniel enjoys a reputation as one of the leading organ educators in Europe, and is head of the thriving and dynamic organ department of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Organists wishing to play in any masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at educationpipeworks@gmail.com Admission free | Observers most welcome.

EVENTS IN CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

8pm 4 IN A BAR 

In the first of two events in the stunning surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin’s own renowned close harmony group presents a varied and diverse programme constructed around the life and work of Charles. Villiers. Stanford (1852–1924), Irish-born organist, teacher and composer. 
In the centenary year of his death, the vocal quartet will perform a newly-commissioned work by Irish composer Rhona Clarke, which focusses on Stanford’s legacy in a thought-provoking way.

Tickets: €20 / €15 concession / €10 student

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9:30pm OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Diptyque and Quartet for the End of Time

Mia Cooper, Violin 

Martin Johnson, ‘Cello

Fergal Caulfield, Piano and Organ

John Finucane, Clarinet
 

Olivier Messiaen, Diptyque: Essai sur la vie terrestre et l'éternité bienheureuse

Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps
 

This late night event in the atmospheric surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral features four of Ireland’s leading instrumentalists in a programme of works by French composer Olivier Messiaen. The Quartet for the End of Time, composed while Messiaen was a prisoner of war in 1941, is one of his most hauntingly beautiful and other-worldly compositions.  It is preceded by the organ work Diptyque, whose second section prefigures the music of the quartet.
Tickets: €20 / €15 concession / €10 student

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Double concert ticket bundle: €30 / €25 conc

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4 in a Bar
Mia Cooper, Martn Johnson, Fergal Caulfield and John Finnucane

FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2024

1:10pm LUNCHTIME RECITAL BY GEOFFREY WEBBER in partnership with Sandford recitals

Sandford Church, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Domenico Zipoli, Sonate d'Intavolatura per Organo e Cimablo: All' Offertorio –  Pastorale (Largo-Allegro-Largo) – All' Elevazione

Johann Pachelbel, Ciacona in F minor

Charles Villiers Stanford, from Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set I (op. 101):  Allegro non troppo e pesante – Allegro non troppo

Percy Whitlock, from Seven Sketches for Organ (Book I): Plaint (Psalm 6, v. 2) – Exultemus (Psalm 81, vv. 1-3)

Distinguished scholar and recitalist Geoffrey Webber presents a varied programme on the fine three manual instrument in Sandford, recently restored by Trevor Crowe.  Geoffrey held various posts in Oxford and Cambridge Universities, latterly as Precentor of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

TICKETS: €0 - Donations welcome

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3pm MASTERCLASS WITH MONA HARTMANN (NÉE ROZDESTVENSKYTE)

St. Philip's Church, Temple Road, Milltown, Dublin 6

In advance of her performance on Sunday evening at St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, virtuoso organist Mona will present a masterclass, open to organists of all standards. Young organists are particularly welcome to this class. Young organists are particularly welcome to this class. Organists wishing to play in any masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at educationpipeworks@gmail.com Admission free | Observers most welcome.

7:30pm CELEBRITY ORGAN RECTAL BY DANIEL MOULT

Whitefriars Street Church, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2

Johann Sebastian Bach, Praeludium in E flat (BWV 552i) 

Johann Sebastian Bach, Trio in G (BWV 1027a)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fantasia in F minor (K 608)

Robert Schumann, Study in Canon form (op. 56/1)

Charles Villiers Stanford, Intermezzo on the Londonderry Air (op. 189/4)

Franz Liszt, Prelude & Fugue on the name 'B.A.C.H' (1870)


In his second performance of the festival, Daniel puts the exciting and colourful Jones instrument in the Carmelite Priory, Whitefriars, through its paces in a virtuosic and varied programme.
Tickets: €20 / €15 concession / €10 student

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Geoffrey Weber
Daniel Moult

SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2024

MIDDAY LECTURE BY ADRIAN LE HARIVEL (former Curator of British Art, National Gallery of Ireland):

‘Cases for Ornament: Historic organs from Grinling Gibbons to Father Smith’

Public Theatre (Examination Hall), Trinity College, Dublin 2
While the sound and maintenance of historic organs is a prime concern in churches, makers have always put great efforts into how they look, adding a visual element to their enjoyment, in historic settings. This talk highlights outstanding examples in these islands, from the gilded sculpture of Restoration court to the heyday of Victorian organ. Adrian Le Harivel, former Curator of British Art, National Gallery of Ireland, has spent over twenty years lecturing and researching on links between art and music, and is currently Emeritus tutor of Visual Culture at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Admission free

2pm EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM in conversation with ANDREW JOHNSTONE

Public Theatre (Examination Hall), Trinity College, Dublin 2

Edward Higginbottom enjoys a distinguished international reputation as scholar, performer and director.  Under his direction the choir of New College, Oxford acquired an international reputation and toured and recorded widely.  Edward is a particular authority on the music of the French Baroque, about which he has written widely.  He will bring this expertise to bear in masterclass and concert on the Goetze and Gwynn instrument in the public theatre of Trinity College Dublin (TCD).  This is preceeded by a discussion with Andrew Johnstone, Pipeworks committee member, lecturer in music at TCD, and himself a distinguished organist and scholar. 

Admission free

3pm MASTERCLASS WITH EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM
Public Theatre (Examination Hall), Trinity College, Dublin 2
Edward Higginbottom will bring this expertise on French Baroque music to bear in this masterclass on the Goetze and Gwynn organ of the Public Theatre, Trinity College.

Organists wishing to play in any masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at educationpipeworks@gmail.com

Observers most welcome | Admission free

6pm ORGAN RECITAL BY EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM

Public Theatre (Examination Hall), Trinity College, Dublin 2

 

LE GRAND SIECLE & L’ENFANT TERRIBLE

Charles Racquet, Fantaisie (Mersenne, Harmonie universelle, 1636)                        

Louis Couperin, Fantasia [du 1er ton] (1654) and Duo [du 2e ton] (Bauyn MS)

Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (3e livre, 1675), du 5me ton:  Plein Jeu – Basse – Dialogue de Voix humaine et Cornet – Duo                                       

Louis Marchand, Grand Dialogue, 1696 (Versailles MS, 3e livre)                    

Jacques Boyvin (2e livre d’orgue, 1700),  des tons diverses:  Prélude – Trio à deux dessus – Fond d’orgue –  Dialogue en Fugue                     Nicolas de Grigny (1er livre d’orgue, 1699), Tierce en Taille (Gloria)                               

Jean-Philippe Rameau, L’égyptienne (1729/30), Les tendres plaintes (1724), Les Niais de Sologne (1724), Le rappel des oiseaux (1724), Les cyclopes (1724)   

Tickets: €20 / €15 concession / €10 student

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Edward Higginbottom

SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2024

2pm YOUNG ORGANISTS' PLATFORM CONCERT
Sandford Church, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Some of Ireland’s finest young organists present a varied programme in the atmospheric surroundings of Sandford Parish Church.

Tickets: €5

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8pm RECITAL BY MONA HARTMANN (née Rozdestvenskyte)

In partnership with Dún Laoghaire Sumer Organ Concerts
St Michael’s Church, Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Dietrich Buxtehude, Toccata D minor (BuxWV 155)

Dietrich Buxtehude, Passacaglia in D minor (BuxWV 161)

Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in D minor (after Antonio Vivaldi) (BWV 596)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sonata no. 6 in D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Landmann), Chaconne from the D minor Violin Partita (BWV 1004)

 

Mona Hartmann (née Rozdestvenskyte) is a multiple prizewinning concert organist generally recognized as one of the leading players of her generation.  Her dynamic, varied and exciting programme brings the festival to a triumphant close on the venerable Rieger instrument in St Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire.

Tickets: €15 / €10 concession

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FESTIVAL PASS FOR ALL PIPEWORKS FESTIVAL 2024 CONCERTS AND RECITALS

Price: €80

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Mona Hartmann (née Rozdestvenskyte)
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