Any questions relating to the Trust should be directed to the Publicist, Karen Fletcher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected forthcoming concerts and events can be found on the 'Concerts' page, and recent recordings on the 'New Releases' page.
Cellist Razvan Suma performs Ireland's Cello Sonata in a live broadcast from Bucharest with the Romanian National Broadcasting Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday 11th May 2016 at Radio Hall in Bucharest. Look out for performances by Razvan Suma and Rebeca Omordia in the UK during Spring of 2017.
Orchestra of the Swan, conducted by David Curtis
Raphael Wallfisch and Orchestra of the Swan reinvent John Ireland's Cello Sonata: http://www.raphaelwallfisch.com/?portfolio=raphael-wallfisch-orchestra-of-the-swan-reinvent-john-irelands-cello-sonata-2
The British Music Society Song Competition 2016
The John Ireland Charitable Trust will be the sponsor for the 2016 British Music Society Song Competition. Further details will be announced soon.
English Song treasures now available as Boosey & Hawkes downloads
The Boosey & Hawkes Digital Store has expanded to include over 150 English Songs, with many treasures from the archive returned to availability. Featured composers include Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Ireland, Bridge, Warlock, Quilter and Head. Songs by Ireland include: Hope The Hornblower No. 1, Spring Sorrow, I Have Twelve Oxen, Spring Sorrow, If There Were Dreams To Sell, Blind, The Cost and The Holy Boy.
Further information is on the website: www.boosey.com/cr/news/100727
A direct link to the song collection is at: boosey.epartnershub.com/38/BH-20th-Century-English-Songs.aspx
Live performance of John Ireland's Cello Sonata with Julian Lloyd Webber and John Lenehan at London's Wigmore Hall in December 1992:
Stainer & Bell's 'Composer of the Month' in August 2015 was John Ireland.
Two of his choral works, 'Greater love hath no man' (1912) and 'Vexilla Regis' (1898) remain among the most popular titles in their catalogue.http://www.stainer.co.uk/ireland.html
On Saturday 9th May 2015 a Blue Plaque commemorating John Ireland's frequent visits to the Kentish seaside town, midway between Folkestone and Canterbury, was installed on the imposing 18th-century house named 'Comarques' in the High Street where he occupied the top floor whenever he could get away from London in the 1930s.
Ireland was particularly sensitive to place and he wrote that the town was “free from the crushing, tragic weight of ancient times which is so oppressive in the Downs.” The flat was furnished with the greatest of care, according to an acquaintance; the centrepiece being the baby grand piano which had been presented to him by Chappell.
The John Ireland Charitable Trust in co-operation with the Deal Festival and the Deal Society sponsored two concerts in the Town Hall during the unveiling weekend; the first featuring the Odysseus Piano Trio (Clare Hammond piano, Sarah Trickey violin and Gregor Riddell cello) in trios by Ireland, Martinu and Brahms, and Clare Hammond played Ireland's piano suite 'Decorations' and Cap Gris Nez by Deal resident and composer, David Matthews. On Sunday, after a morning Mass in St Andrew's Church (including Ireland's anthem 'Ex Ore Innocentium' beautifully sung by the choir) David Matthews and Bruce Phillips, Director of the Trust, discussed the music Ireland is known to have written in Deal, and the talented young musicians of the Purcell School delighted the audience with their performances of music by Ireland, Ravel and Debussy.
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During his lifetime Ireland worked with many publishers and this is reflected in the distribution of his works today, see 'Works'.
The Trust is registered as a charity. Reg. No. 255004
Trustees: Erwin Mulholland, Graham Parlett, Carol Phillips.