Forthcoming performances of works by John Ireland:

Notification of forthcoming concerts and events which include works by John Ireland should be sent to the Publicity Officer: 

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Friday 24th March 2017 at 8:00pm and 
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 8:00pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3006 Australia
Last Night of The Proms
Berlioz: Overture Le Corsair 
Delius: Song of Summer 
Ireland: Piano Concerto 
Walton: excerpts from Façade 
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry 
Grainger: English Country Garden 
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
Arne’s Rule, Britannia, Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Liane Keegan, Alto 
Piers Lane, piano

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 3:00pm

St Mary's Church, Painswick, Gloucs.
Painswick Music Society 
Schubert: Rondo Brilliant in B minor D.895 Op.70  
Ireland: Sonata No.1 in D minor 
Faure: Romance F
Sonata Franck
Tasmin Little, violin
John Lenehan, piano
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Sunday 26th March 2017 at 3:00pm

St John's Smith Square, London
Gibbs: Piano Trio No.1
Bowen: Piano Trio in E minor Op.118
Rawsthorne: Piano Trio
Ireland: Piano Trio No. 3 in E minor
London Piano Trio
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Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 1:05pm 

Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Performance Platform 
Andrew Downes: Casterbridge Fair
Ireland: Songs Sacred and Profane 
Brahms: Unbewegte laue lüfte
Brahms: Wie bist du meine Königin
Schubert: Heine songs from Schwanengesang
Andrew Randall (Baritone)
Winner of the Andrew Downes Performance Prize, The Ashleyan Opera Prize, the John Ireland Prize and the Edward Brooks English Song Prize, baritone Andrew Randall performs in this special lunchtime vocal programme.

Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 7:00pm

The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk Lancashire L39 4QP
FREE admission
Celebrating the North-West
A programme of British music for clarinet and piano, including two gems of the repertoire by Gerald Finzi and John Ireland. Local connections include works by Liverpudlian John McCabe (1939-2015) and new works by two living composers, Mihkel Kerem (violinist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) and Stephen Pratt (Professor of Music, Edge Hill University).
Verity / Passmore Duo (Thomas Verity – clarinet / Simon Passmore – piano)

Saturday 1st April 2017 at 7:30pm

All Saints Church, Poplar, London
Durufle Requiem
Ireland, Greater Love
Tallis, If ye love me
Battishill, O Lord, look down from Heaven
Bairstow, Blessed City
Campling, Ave Maria
Campling, The Lord is Great (Pslam 93)
Duruflé, Requiem
London Docklands Singers
Elizabeth Desbruslais, Mezzo-soprano
John Holtorp, Baritone
Alexander Binns, Organ

Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 4:00pm

St. Andrew’s Church, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham B45 8NR
Spring Strings Serenade
Programme to include:
Elgar: Serenade for strings
Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile
Albinoni: Adagio for strings
Ireland: Three Pieces for cello and strings - Bagatelle, Berceuse and Cavatina 
Boyce: Symphony in B flat
Dvorak: Two Dances
Holst: Brook Green Suite
Mozart: Divertimento in F
Volante Strings (Music Director - Corinne Frost)
Ticket price: £10; children Free (includes home-made cake and tea) available from Dorothy Longfils 07941 692879

Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 1:15pm

St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London
Quilter, Songs of the Sea
Quilter, Songs from the Arnold Book of Old Songs
Ireland, Piano Solo
Quilter, Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op.12
Stuart Raeburn, Tenor
David Elwin, Piano

Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 1:00pm

St Olave's Church, Tower Hill, London 
John Ireland: Piano Sonata
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

Sunday 9th April 2017 at 3:00pm

Dartington Great Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6DE    
Programme to include works by Beethoven, Chopin and John Ireland.
Mark Bebbington (piano)

Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7:30pm

Barbican Hall, London
Elgar Howarth: Mosaic  
Edward Gregson: Symphony in Two Movements 
John Ireland: Elegy from 'A Downland Suite'
Denis Wright: Concerto for Cornet 
Gavin Higgins: Dark Arteries – suite (world premiere)
Bramwell Tovey: Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret 
Joseph Turrin: Fandango  
Joseph Horovitz: Ballet for Band  
Lucy Pankhurst: Wired
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Philip Cobb, trumpet
Peter Moore, trombone

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 7:30pm

Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 15 in D major, Op.28 “Pastoral”
Schumann, Waldszenen: Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers), Op.82 no.3
Schumann, Waldszenen: Vogel als Prophet, Op.82 no.7
Dohnányi, Pastorale on a Hungarian Christmas Song
Ireland, The Darkened Valley
Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse, S 160: Au lac de Wallenstadt
Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse, S 160: Pastorale
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 2 no. 5: Bruyères
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 1 no. 7: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 18 in G major, D.894
Martin Roscoe, Piano

Sunday 7th May 2017 at 4:00pm

Alton College 
Festival of Contemporary Music - Martin Read Foundation
Programme to include John Ireland's Cello Sonata in G minor 
Joseph Spooner, cello
Rebeca Omordia, piano

Friday 12th May 2017 at 10:30am

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Cir, Buffalo, NY 14201, U.S.
Weber: Overture to Die Freischütz
Ireland: Piano Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Mark Bebbington, piano

Saturday 13th May 2017 at 8:00pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Cir, Buffalo, NY 14201, U.S.
Weber: Overture to Die Freischütz
Ireland: Piano Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Mark Bebbington, piano

Monday 15th May 2017 at 7:30pm

Theatre Royal, Brighton
Works by Ireland and many others
Benjamin Appl, Baritone
James Baillieu, Piano

Sunday 21st May 2017

The Ludlow English Song Weekend (19th - 21st May)
10.00am Ludlow Assembly Rooms  
Roderick Williams Masterclass: Roderick Williams works on Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Finzi with Lucy Mellors, Tom Smith, Edmund Caird and Conal Bembridge-Sayers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.    
12.00pm Ludlow Assembly Rooms
O Albion: British Landscape as Spiritual Force - A discussion led by Katy Hamilton.  
3.30pm Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Childhood among the Ferns: Family Values in Song. Bethan Langford, Nicky Spence, Gareth Brynmor John and Iain Burnside. Our closing recital looks at childhood, through the eyes of Britten, Howells, Buxton Orr, Stephen Hough and many others.    
5.30pm Festive Evensong
Choir of St Laurence’s Church, directed by Shaun Ward with organist Roger Judd.
Responses: Sumsion
Canticles: Dyson in F
John Ireland: Greater Love Hath No Man

Saturday 13th May 2017 at 7:00pm   
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 8:00pm

Radio Hall, Bucharest, Romania 
John Ireland: Cello Sonata
Romania Tour with cellist Razvan Suma including a live broadcast from Radio Hall, Bucharest

Saturday 27th May 2017 at 6.30pm  

Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Knaresborough 
Harrogate Festival: A Summer Evening of English Piano Music
6.30pm Prosecco and canapé reception (in the hub)
7.00pm Pre-concert talk
7.30pm Recital including works by Ireland (Sarnia), Bliss, William Baines and Ian Venables (Caprice)
Mark Bebbington, piano
This is a fundraising event for Harrogate International Festivals Future 50 Appeal.
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Monday 29th May 2017 at 2.15pm

English Music Festival
All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire 
Warlock: The Full Heart
Delius: On Craig Ddu
Ireland: The peaceful western Wind
Delius: Frülingsanbruch
Moeran: Songs of Springtime
Delius: To be sung of a summer night on the water
Warlock (arr. Tomlinson): Three Belloc Songs
Bax: Five Greek Folksongs
Ireland: They told me, Heraclitus
Ireland: Twilight Night 
The Carice Singers, Director George Parris.
Mini-bus transfer from Dorchester-on-Thames, and Didcot Parkway, see website.

4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th July 2017

Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem/Wix Auditorium Weizmann Institute, Rehovot/Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Beethoven: "Ah! Perfido" (Ah! Deceiver) Aria
John Ireland: Piano Concerto 
Avi Eilam-Amzallag: "My Heart is in the East" (world premiere)
Grieg: "The Last Spring" from Two Elegiac Melodies
Grieg: Excerpts from Peer Gynt, suites no. 1 & no. 2
The Israel Camerata
Avner Biron, conductor
Marita Sølberg, soprano 
Mark Bebbington, piano 
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Thursday 13th July 2017 at 7:30pm

Wigmore Hall, London
A Shakespeare Songbook
Morley, It was a lover and his lass
Arne, When daisies pied
Haydn, She never told her love, Hob XXVIa:34
Schubert, An Silvia (Shakespeare), D.891
Ireland, When daffodils begin to peer
Coleridge-Taylor, The Willow Song
Warlock, Sigh no more, Ladies
Harrison, I know a bank
Harrison, Philomel
Britten, Fancie
Head, How sweet the moonlight sleeps
Foster, Under the greenwood tree
Quilter, Three Shakespeare Songs Op.6 no. 3: Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Handel, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night
Tippett, Songs for Ariel
Dankworth, Our revels now are ended
Finzi, Come Away, Death
Finzi, Let Us Garlands Bring, Op.18: O Mistress Mine, no.4
Korngold, Songs of the Clowns, Op.29: Adieu, Good Man Devil
Korngold, Songs of the Clowns, Op.29: Hey Robin
Korngold, Songs of the Clowns, Op.29: For The Rain, It Raineth Every Day
Vaughan Williams, Orpheus with his lute
Bridge, When most I wink, Shakespeare Sonnet XVIII
Vaughan Williams, Dirge for Fidele
Quilter, Five Shakespeare Songs: It was a lover and his lass
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Christopher Glynn, Piano

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 6:00pm

Église de Saanen, Saanen, Gstaad
Gershwin & More: Pomp in 4 Pianos
Works by Rachmaninov
Works by Stravinsky
Works by Dukas
Works by Scriabin
Works by Prokofiev
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Works by Ireland
Works by Porter
Bernstein, West Side Story (excerpts)
André Desponds, Piano
Stefan Wirth, Piano
Benjamin Engeli, Piano
Mischa Cheung, Piano

Monday 21st August 2017 at 10.00pm 

Stoller Hall, Chetham's school of music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB 
Bill Evans meets John Ireland 
Jason Rebello and John Lenehan compare two twentieth century masters of keyboard colour. In real life they never met and came from very different backgrounds, but their music shows some surprising similarities. The programme will include solos as well as new arrangements for two pianos.

27th September 2017 at 7.30pm

St Mary’s Church, Tenby
Tenby Arts Festival
Programme includes Violin Sonata No.2 by John Ireland
Horia Vacarescu, violin
Rebeca Omordia, piano

3rd December 2017 at 6:30pm

Kings Place: Hall One, London
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra, Op.47
Holst I.: The Fall of the Leaf
Ireland: Cello Sonata
Rubbra: Soliloquy
Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10
Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis, Conductor
Raphael Wallfisch, Cello

4th - 7th May 2018

'Parry and his Pupils'
Gala Concert:
Parry: I was glad
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Holst: Hymn of Jesus
John Ireland: Greater Love
Parry: Ode on the Nativity
Parry: Jerusalem
Gloucester Choral Society

Information provided on this page was accurate at the time of entry.  However, when booking tickets it would be advisable to enquire whether there have been any changes to the programme, venue, timing etc.  The Trust cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.

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Trustees: Bruce Phillips, Graham Parlett, Christopher Wright, Simon Wright.

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