Forthcoming performances of works by John Ireland:

Notification of forthcoming concerts and events which include works by John Ireland should be sent, in the format as shown below, to the Publicist:

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Saturday 4 April 2020 at 7:30pm
St. Stephen’s Church, Enfield
Fantastic Chronicles
Ireland: Piano Concerto
Elgar: ‘Froissart‘ Overture
Vaughan Williams: ‘Fantasia on Greensleeves’.
Arnold: ‘Symphony No. 2’
Southgate Symphony Orchestra
Rustam Khanmurzin, piano

Sunday 5 April at 2.30pm
Ludlow Song Festival
St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow
Butterworth: Bredon Hill and other songs
Rhian Samuel: Spring Diary
John Ireland: Sea Fever, Santa Chiara, Great Things
Roderick Williams: 3 Housman Parodies
Folksong arrangements by Butterworth and Britten
Roderick Williams, baritone
Iain Burnside, piano

Saturday 18 April (refer to website for time)
Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey
Leith Hill Musical Festival
Richard Blackford: Mirror of Perfection
Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer
John Ireland: The Hills
Choirs of Bookham, Dorking, Holm. St. Mary, Mickleham
Josephine Goddard, soprano
Southern Pro Musica
Festival Conductor, Jonathan Willcocks


Saturday 9 May, 7:30pm
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH
Roderick Williams: New Commission
Gerald Finzi: Let us garlands bring (for baritone/string orchestra)
Dag Wirén: Serenade
John Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
Corona Strings
Janet Lince, conductor
Roderick Williams, baritone

Monday 11 May, 7:30pm
St Martin’s Church, East Woodhay, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 0AL
Newbury Spring Festival
‘Tis Nature’s Voice
Herbert Howells: The summer is coming
Elgar: The Shower; The Fountain
Sibelius: Sydämeni laulu (Song of my heart)
Leevi Madetoja: Kevätunta (Dreams of Spring)
John Ireland: Spring, the sweet Spring
Rued Langgaard: Lokkende Toner (Enticing tones)
Edward Elgar Owls: An Epitaph; O Wild West wind
Delius: On Craig Ddu (An impression of nature)
Max Reger: Schweigen (Silence)
Vaughan Williams: Silence and music
Arvo Pärt: The Deer’s Cry
Ross Edwards: Sacred Kingfisher Psalms
The Carice Singers
George Parris, Conductor

Sunday 17 May, 3:00pm
King’s Hall, King’s High School, Banbury Road, Warwick, CV34 6YE
Leamington Music Festival
‘The Great Outdoors’
Songs by Butterworth, Ireland, Warlock, Gurney, Vaughan Williams and Britten.
Roderick Williams, baritone
Susie Allan, piano

Friday 22 May, 7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Holst: Marching Song
Ireland: Te Deum and Jubilate in F
Bainton: Christ in the Wilderness
Howells: Music for a Prince
Howells: Hymn to St Cecilia
Vaughan Williams: Willow Wood
Finzi: extracts from Love’s Labour’s Lost
Holst: This have I done for my true love
Delius: Irmelin Prelude
Howells: King David
The Holst Orchestra
Godwine Choir
Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor
Roderick Williams, baritone

Saturday 23 May, 10.45am
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Bliss: Sonata for Piano and Violin
Howells: Sonata for Violin and Piano no.3 in E minor
Delius: Sonata for Violin and Piano no.3
Bainton: Willows
The Making of the Nightingale
Variations and Fugue in B minor (World Premiere Performance)
Finzi: Elegy
Ireland: Sonata for Violin and Piano no.2 in A minor
Rupert Marshall-Luck, violin
Duncan Honeybourne, piano

Sunday 24 May, 2.15pm
Silk Hall, Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR
English Music Festival
MacMillan: Cecilia Virgo
Bliss: Put thou thy trust in the Lord
Delius: Three Preludes for Piano
Wood: Full fathom five
MacFarren: Orpheus, with his lute
Ireland: The Hills
Dyson: Evening
Dyson: Nocturne
Dyson: The Moon
Gardner: Fear no more
Wood: Hail, Gladdening Light
Stanford: Three Motets
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
The Addison Chamber Choir
David Wordsworth, conductor

Monday 25 May, 7.00pm
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Ades: O Albion
Vaughan Williams: Concerto Accademico
Leigh: Music for Strings
Holst: St Paul’s Suite
Ireland: A Downland Suite
Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis, conductor

Thursday 4 June 2020, 8:00pm
Palacio de Bellas Artes: Sala Manuel M. Ponce Av. Juárez, Esquina Eje Central, Centro Histórico, Mexico City, Federal District, C.P. 06050, Mexico
Montero, Claudia: Ausencias (National premiere)
Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op.11
Razaz, Gity: Arizona Dreams (National premiere)
Ireland, John: A Downland Suite
Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes
Daniela Candellari, Conductor
Evan Wong, Piano

Saturday 6 June 2020 at 8:00pm
Holywell Music Room, Oxford OX1 3BN
Transformations: Songs of Place and Memory
John Ireland: Marigold – Three Impressions
Ian Venables: The Pine Boughs Past Music
Ivor Gurney: a selection of songs
Eric McElroy: tbc (premiere)
7:15pm: pre-concert talk
Supported by Merton College and Oxford University’s TORCH Network.
Andrew Randall, baritone
Eric McElroy, piano

Sunday 7 June 2020, 12:00
Auditorio Silvestre Revueltas – Conservatorio Nacional de Música
Av. Presidente Masaryk 582, Col. Polanco, Mexico City, Federal District, 11560, Mexico
Montero, Claudia: Ausencias (National premiere)
Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op.11
Razaz, Gity: Arizona Dreams (National premiere)
Ireland, John: A Downland Suite
Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes
Daniela Candellari, Conductor
Evan Wong, Piano

Monday 29 June 2020 7:30pm
Wigmore Hall, London
A Hardy Songbook
Benjamin Britten Winter Words Op. 52 At day-close in November
Gustav Holst In a wood Op. 15 No. 4
John Ireland Summer Schemes
Benjamin Britten Winter Words Op. 52Midnight on the Great Western
John Ireland Great Things
Benjamin Britten Winter Words Op. 52 Proud songsters
Judith Weir The Voice of Desire Written on Terrestrial Things
Arnold Bax The Market Girl
Ian Venables A Kiss Op. 15
Benjamin Britten Winter Words Op. 52 At the railway station, Upway
James Burton when I set out for Lyonnesse
Ralph Vaughan Williams Buonaparty
Ivor Gurney The night of Trafalgar
Hugh Wood An Ancient to Ancients
Benjamin Britten Winter Words Op. 52 Before life and after
Gerald Finzi Before and After Summer Op. 16
Roderick Williams baritone
Christopher Glynn piano

Saturday July 4, 2020, 7:30pm
St Peter’s Church, Streatham, London
5 Mystical Songs: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Te Deum: John Rutter
Greater love hath no man – John Ireland
Songs of the Fleet Op 117 – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Streatham Choral
Richard Leach, piano
Calum Fraser, conductor

Saturday 1 August 2020 (time tbc)
Worcester Cathedral
Three Choirs Festival
Ireland: A London Overture
Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel
Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast
Philharmonia Orchestra
Božidar Smiljanić 
Samuel Hudson, conductor