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Pipeworks Festival 2023

Pipeworks 2023 Festival Programme 

TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2023
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER LUNCHTIME 1:05pm
National Symphony Orchestra, David Leigh (Conductor), Valentine Laporte (Flute), David Goode (Organ)

NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2

 

Dupré Cortège et Litanie

Ibert Flute Concerto

Saint-Saëns Cyprès et lauriers

Pipeworks Festival 2023 opens in style at the National Concert Hall.  The National Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Pipeworks’ Artistic Director David Leigh and joined by soloists internationally acclaimed organist David Goode and award-winning young flautist Valentin Laporte in a spectacular programme inspired by the Paris of the early 20th Century.

 

‘Meet the Organ’ – National Concert Hall, 2:15pm
After the opening concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, David O’Shea, Pipeworks Education Officer, will present a short demonstration of the National Concert Hall organ. Admission to this event is free, but capacity is limited, and so places must be reserved beforehand at the following link >>

 

TICKETS: €15

National Symphony Orchestra
WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2023
MASTERCLASS WITH DAVID GOODE 3pm
ST PHILIP'S CHURCH, Milltown, Dublin 6

In this the first of three masterclasses, David brings his expertise and experience to bear on the music of the German Romantic tradition, and in particular Max Reger, of whose music he is a renowned interpreter
Students wishing to play in any masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at educationpipeworks@gmail.com
Admission free

 
RECITAL BY DAVID LEIGH 6:30pm
ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRALSt Patrick's Close, Dublin 8

 

David Leigh, organ

Jongen Sonata Eroïca

Reger Fantasia and Fugue in D minor Op 135b

 

Artistic Director David Leigh puts his “home” instrument – the 1902 Willis in St Patrick’s Cathedral - through its paces in a short programme marking two significant anniversaries in the organ world – those of Max Reger and Joseph Jongen, both born in 1873.  Jongen’s Sonata Eroïca is his most substantial and best known work for organ solo, and Reger’s Op 135b is his last major organ work. 

 

TICKETS: €15 / €10

David Leigh
THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2023
MASTERCLASS WITH FRANCESCA MASSEY 3pm
ST PHILIP'S CHURCH, Milltown, Dublin 6

In the second of our masterclasses, featuring the superb 2018 Trevor Crowe instrument in St Philip’s Church, Milltown, Francesca Massey will welcome repertoire from all periods, with a focus on Romantic music and works from the twentieth century.
Students wishing to play in any masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at educationpipeworks@gmail.com
Admission free

 
THE TALLIS SCHOLARS 8pm
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRALChristchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 

 

Reflecting Byrd

 

The Tallis Scholars have been at the forefront of early choral music for more than four decades, with an international schedule of performances and a catalogue of award winning recordings for Gimell.  In the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, they present a programme reflecting on the music of William Byrd in this the 400th year since his death which will appeal to all afficionados of choral music.

 

TICKETS: €25 / €15 conc / €10 students

The Tallis Scholars photo Hugo Glendinning
FRIDAY 23 JUNE 2023
MASTERCLASS WITH MATTHEW OWENS 10am
ST PHILIP'S CHURCH, Dublin 6

We return to St Philip’s Church Milltown for a class with Matthew Owens.  Having held posts at Edinburgh (St Mary’s), Wells and Belfast cathedrals, Matthew is now a much sought after recitalist, choral director and teacher. In this masterclass, he will bring his expertise to bear on the works of the German Baroque.
Students wishing to play in an
y masterclasses should contact David O’Shea at educationpipeworks@gmail.com 
Admission free

RECITAL BY FRANCESCA MASSEY 1:10pm
SANDFORD CHURCH, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Francesca Massey is one of the leading organists of her generation, winning multiple prizes and scholarships.  She held posts at Peterborough, Durham and Rochester cathedrals, and is now a much sought-after concert organist and conductor. Her varied programme showcases the fine instrument in Sandford Church, recently restored by Trevor Crowe.  
 

Nicolaus Bruhns: Praeludium in E minor

Ad Wammes: Toccata Chromatica

Johannes Brahms: Fugue in A flat minor

Jehan Alain: Deuxième Fantaisie

Kenneth Leighton: Et resurrexit (Theme, Fantasy and Fugue), Op. 49
 

‘Meet the Organ’ – Sandford Church, 12.45pm
Before Francesca Massey’s lunchtime recital, organ-builder Trevor Crowe and organist David O’Shea will present a short demonstration of the instrument, discussing its design and notable features.

 

TICKETS: €0 - Donations welcome

Francesca Massey
RECITAL BY DAVID GOODE 7:30pm
SAINT PATRICK'S CATHEDRALSt Patrick's Close, Dublin 8

Hailed as one of the leading organists of his generation, David Goode enjoys an international schedule of solo and concerto performances and a wide discography which includes several critically acclaimed recordings of Reger’s major organ works and a landmark complete Bach series.  His varied programme in St Patrick’s is not to be missed and will showcase the many facets and colours of the renowned 1902 Willis organ.

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D BWV 532 
Mozart: Andante in F K. 616 W. A. 
Max Reger: Chorale-Fantasy on ‘Straf mich nicht’ Op. 40 no. 2 
C. V. Stanford: from 6 Occasional Preludes Op. 182 
No. 2 - Occasional
No. 5 – Epithalamium
Judith Bingham: St Bride, assisted by angels 
From The Orgelbüchlein Project:
Roxanna Panufnik: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan 
Simon Johnson: Wohl dem, der in Gottes Furcht steht 
Louis Vierne : Final from Symphony no. 1 Op. 14

‘Meet the Organ’ – St Patrick’s Cathedral, 7pm
Before David Goode’s recital, David Leigh, Organist of St Patrick’s and Pipeworks Artistic Director, will present a demonstration of the cathedral’s mighty Willis organ.

 

TICKETS: €15 / €10

 

David Goode
SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2023
JOHN KITCHEN IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW JOHNSTONE: WILLIAM BYRD
2PM PUBLIC THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE, 
College Green, Dublin 2

John Kitchen and Andrew Johnstone, both renowned scholars of early English music, mark
the 400th anniversary of William Byrd’s death with a discussion of his life and work.

Admission free

 
MASTERCLASS WITH JOHN KITCHEN
3:30PM PUBLIC THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE, College Green, Dublin 2

In this masterclass, organists will have the opportunity to benefit from John Kitchen’s expertise in English organ music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Players are also welcome to present other works of the late Renaissance and early Baroque.
Admission free

 
RECITAL BY JOHN KITCHEN
6:30PM PUBLIC THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE, College Green, Dublin 2

In the stunning surroundings of the Public Theatre of Trinity College, John Kitchen presents a recital on its fine new organ by Goetze and Gwynn, focussing on the works of William Byrd and his contemporaries.

William Byrd : Prelude (FWVB  24)
William Byrd : Fantasia (FWVB  25)
William Byrd : Organ hymn: Clarifica me, Pater

William Byrd : Pavan: The Earl of Salisbury (FWVB  15a)
William Byrd : Galiardo (FWVB  15b)
William Kinloch: Pavan and Galliard
William Kinloch: Galliard of the Lang Paven
Orlando Gibbons: Fantazia of foure parts
Thomas Tomkins: Voluntary and Fancy
Thomas Tomkins: A sad pavan for these distracted times (1649)
Henry Purcell: Voluntary for double organ
attrib. Henry Purcell and John Blow: Trumpet Voluntary in D
William Byrd: Consort song: O God, but God
William Byrd: My Lady Nevell’s Ground (FWVB  57)

‘Meet the Organ’ – Public Theatre, Trinity College, 5:30pm
Before John Kitchen’s recital, Andrew Johnstone will present a short demonstration of the Public Theatre organ, recently reconstructed in historic style by Goetze and Gwynn.

 

TICKETS: €15 / €10

Trinity College Goetze and Gwynn Organ
John Kitchen
SUNDAY 25 JUNE 2023
STUDENTS PLATFORM RECITAL

2PM DUBLIN UNITARIAN CHURCH, 112 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Some of Ireland’s finest young organists present a varied programme in the intimate surroundings of Dublin’s Unitarian church, which contains a fine 3 manual instrument recently restored by Trevor Crowe.
 

‘Meet the Organ’ – Unitarian Church, 1:30pm

Before the Students’ Platform Recital, organ-builder Trevor Crowe will give a short presentation on the instrument, discussing its recent reconstruction and its distinctive features.

 

TICKETS: €10

Dublin Unitarian Church, Stephens Green
RECITAL BY MATTHEW OWENS
8PM ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, DUN LAOGHAIRE in partnership with Dun Laoghaire Organ Concerts

The final event of this year’s festival once again brings us to St Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, and our long standing partnership with their venerable recital series.  This year we are delighted to welcome Belfast-based organist Matthew Owens, a renowned recitalist and choral director, to give the Irish Premiere of Howard Skempton’s Preludes and Fugues, one of the most significant contributions to the organ repertoire in recent years.  
 

‘Meet the Organ’ – St Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, 7.30pm            

Before Matthew Owens’s recital, James Murphy, organist of St Michael’s, will give a short presentation on the renowned 1974 Rieger organ.

 

TICKETS: €15/10

Matthew Owens

Pipeworks Festival is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Festival partners include the National Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College Dublin Dublin Unitarian Church, St Michael’s Church and Dún Laoghaire Organ Concerts; Sandford Church, Ranelagh and St Philip’s Church, Milltown.

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