Pipeworks Festival 2019
THURSDAY 20 JUNE
Four Hands, Four Feet, One Organ | Patrice Keegan and Carole O’Connor (organ duet)
1:15pm | St Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street
The accomplished eight-limbed duo perform romantic and modern repertoire in the stunning surroundings and sumptuous acoustics of a hidden gem of Dublin city churches. Music by Hesse, Labor, Leighton and Naji Hakim; organ by Willis.
Tickets €15 / €10 concessions
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St Teresa's Church
Patrice Keegan began her organ studies with Una Russell in 2000 and her undergraduate degree in DIT Conservatory of music and drama in 2002. She has participated in numerous organ courses both at home and abroad, including the Oundle Academy in Cambridge, the Académie de Musique Tibor Varga in Sion, Switzerland and the International organ course of Romainmôtier. Patrice graduated with First Class Honours in 2006. She was concurrently, for three years, Organ Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin. Following her undergraduate degree, she took up the position of Organ Scholar of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, for two years, where she shared responsibility for the accompaniment of the two daily choral services and was involved in choristers' training. She combined this role with instrumental teaching and regular accompanist work. In more recent years her role as accompanist has involved the Female Conductor Programme in the National Concert Hall, as well as various choral and instrumental engagements.
In 2009 Patrice completed her Masters in Organ Performance with honours, studying with Una Russell and Margaret Phillips. Some career highlights since then have included the 2012 Jan Kucharski International Organ Competition in Poland, the release of an album entitled Les Angélus with Niamh McCormack in 2014 and an appearance on Potboilers, Pastiches and Party Pieces which was released in 2016. Patrice has performed as a soloist in the Dun Laoghaire Summer Series, the Galway Cathedral Recitals, the National Concert Hall, and most recently acted as adjudicator for the 11th annual Newry Organ Feis Competition. Patrice has been the resident organist in Holy Cross Church, Dundrum since 2008 and is currently pursuing doctoral studies with Dr David Adams at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Carole O'Connor began her studies with Anne Leahy in St Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire. She is a first-class honours graduate of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and of UCD. In 2006, she completed a performance degree in DIT, studying organ with Una Russell, and piano with Siobhan Kilkelly and Mary Lennon. The following year, she graduated with a master’s degree in musicology from UCD. She continued organ studies with David Adams at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and was awarded a PhD by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Carole is currently an instrumental teacher in Pianos Plus School, Blackrock College and Alexandra College. She is the accompanist for RTÉ Cór na nÓg, the Dublin Male Voice Choir and the Cor Unum Singers, and organist of St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row.