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: 

The Trust cannot be held responsible for external content information which is subsequently changed so it is advisable to check with the organiser before making a special journey.

Monday 18th September 7:00-8:30pm

All Souls Church, Langham Place, 2 All Souls Place, London
Echoes of Land & Sea - CD Launch and Drinks Reception
Maria Marchant performs excerpts from her debut SOMM Recordings CD and Roderick Williams introduces the world premiere of his new composition, 'Sea Fever' followed by a drinks reception.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th September 2017

Dillington House, nr. Ilminster, Somerset
A Forgotten Generation? British Music Between the Two World Wars (residential course)
Tutor: Gwyn Parry-Jones
Peter Warlock, Frank Bridge, Lord Berners, Gerald Finzi and John Ireland, not forgotten perhaps, but certainly not as celebrated or as highly valued today as they deserve to be. The period from the final decade of the nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century was in many ways a golden era for British music. These, and the other composers we shall encounter on this course, were brilliantly gifted, and in some cases wildly eccentric figures, who each made vital contributions to the richness of our musical culture.
This course ends at lunchtime on Sunday after which partcipants will join the audience for public concert by the Coull Quartet (no Ireland in their programme), for which your seat will be reserved.

Sunday 24th September 2017 at 7:30pm

St Stephen's Church, Vansittart Road, Windsor 
Musical and poetic responses to conflict on the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Flanders 
Programme of choral and organ works including:
Stanford Fantasia and Toccata
Stanford Lighten our Darkness
Roberts For the Fallen
Ireland: Greater Love
Howells Psalm Prelude
Faure In Paradisum
Harris Faire is the Heaven
Anon. Chant de Paix
Duruflé Fugue sûr le nom d’Alain
Barber Agnus Dei
Vaughan Williams Lord thou hast been our Refuge
Voci Chamber Choir  
Susan Piggott, Musical Director
Luke Bond, Organ

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th October 2017

English Music Festival 2017 Yorkshire Autumn Festival
St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Friday 6th October 2017

Ireland: Piano Trio No.2
Holst: Short Trio in E major
Stanford: Piano Trio No.2
Moeran: Piano Trio in D major
Rupert Marshall-Luck, violin
Joseph Spooner, cello
Duncan Honeybourne, piano

Saturday 7th October 2017

Alwyn: Sonata alla Toccata
Delius: Three Preludes
Howells: Sonatina
Milford: Prelude, Air and Finale
Vaughan Williams: Hymn Tune Prelude on ‘Song 13’ (Orlando Gibbons);
The Lake in the Mountains
Ireland: Sarnia
Duncan Honeybourne, piano

Fogg: Poem
Cooke: Sea Croon
Delius: Sonata
Alwyn: Two Folk-Songs
Ireland: Sonata
Milford: Threne
Joseph Spooner, cello
Rebeca Omordia, piano

Howells: Sonata No.1
Havergal Brian: Legend
Vaughan Williams: Violin Sonata
Delius: Violin Sonata No.2
Ireland: Violin Sonata No.1
Rupert Marshall-Luck, violin
Duncan Honeybourne, piano

Sunday 8th October 2017

Moeran: Loveliest of Trees
Butterworth: The Lads in their Hundreds
Bax: When I was one-and-twenty
Orr: Along the Field
Ireland: In Boyhood
Sommervell: Into my heart an air that kills
Delius: To Daffodils; The Violet; In the Seraglio Garden
Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring: Come away, come away death; Who is Sylvia; O Mistress Mine; Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; It was a lover and his lass;
Armstrong Gibbs: Old wine in new bottles; Silver
Howells: Five Songs for Low Voice: The Valley of Silence; When the dew is falling; By the Grey Stone
Howells: St Bride’s Song; When there is Peace
Vaughan Williams: The House of Life
Christopher Foster, bass-baritone
Duncan Honeybourne, piano

Sunday 8th October 2017 at 3.00pm

Hellens, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY
Scarlatti Sonatas in D major (L14) and B minor (L33)
Schubert Sonata in A major D664
John Ireland Sarnia: An Island Sequence
Derek Smith Sonatine (première)
Debussy La Cathédrale engloutie (from Preludes Book I)
Debussy Feux d’artifice (from Preludes Book II)
Chopin Nocturne in B flat minor Op 9 No 1
Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor Op 23
Mark Bebbington, piano

Friday 27th October 2017

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Elgar: Overture: Cockaigne
Ireland: Piano Concerto
Holst: The Planets
Barry Wordsworth  conductor
Mark Bebbington  piano
Cantamus Girls Choir
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Bruce Phillips, Director of the John Ireland Charitable Trust, in conversation with Mark Bebbington.
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Wednesday 1st November 2017 at 7:30pm

Cadogan Hall, London
Vaughan Williams: The Wasps: overture
Ireland: Piano Concerto
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Elgar: Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth, Conductor
Mark Bebbington, Piano
Duncan Riddell, Violin
Supported by The John Ireland Charitable Trust

Friday 10th November 2017 at 1:00pm

Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham
'The Slaughter of the Times': English Piano Music and the First World War
Cyril Scott: Britain's War March
Lord Berners: Trois Petites Marches funebres
William Baines: Seven Preludes
John Ireland: London Pieces
Arnold Bax: Sonata No. 2
Eric McElroy, piano

Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm

Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham Road, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ
'His (Head)master’s Voice'
Bach Three Arias
Martin Trio sur des mélodies populaires irlandaises
Haydn Three English Canzonettas
Duparc, Saint-Saëns, Massenet Three Songs
Ireland: Phantasie Trio in A minor
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Richard Hillier Baritone
Thomas Carroll Cello
Nigel Hutchison Piano,
Svitlana Kosenko Piano, 
Akiko Ono Violin 
James O’Donnell Organ
All proceeds from the concert will go to the School’s bursary fund

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

Sunday 17th December 2017 at 7:30pm

St John's Smith Square, London
Britten Saint Nicolas
Fletcher, Ring out, wild bells
Fraser, This Christmastide
Carol Canning, Lullay my liking
Traditional, Silent Night
Traditional, I wonder as I wander
Ireland, The Holy Boy
Traditional, O Holy Night
Britten, Saint Nicolas for mixed chorus, strings, piano (4 hands), percussion and organ, Op.42
London Choral Sinfonia
Gallery Choir of Westminster Cathedral Choir School
Francisco Chiejina, Soprano
Nick Pritchard, Tenor
Michael Waldron, Organ

Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 2:30pm

Town Hall, Birmingham
Orchestra of the Swan
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Patrycja Pieczara (conductor)
5 Variants on 'Dives and Lazarus' - Ralph Vaughan Williams
5 Mystical Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Let us garlands bring Op 18 - Gerald Finzi
Romance for Strings in E flat Op 11 - Gerald Finzi
A Downland Suite, for brass ensemble - John Ireland

Saturday 24th February 2018 at 7.30pm 

The Central Theatre, Chatham
British Classics
Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
John Ireland: Piano Concerto
Robert Saxton: Music to Celebrate the Resurrection
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 ("Enigma Variations")
City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Peter Bassano, Conductor
Meng Yang Pan, Piano
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

4th - 6th May 2018

The Phoenix Piano Trio - The 'English Impressionist': John Ireland and his influences
The Phoenix Piano Trio perform works by composers who became dominant influences on John Ireland.
The weekend culminates in a performance of Ireland’s Piano Trio No.3 in E.
Pre-concert talks are also included (speaker to be confirmed).
Stay for two nights at the Castle Hotel in Taunton, where all the events of the weekend take place.

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

Saturday 20th May at 7.30pm

GLive, Guildford
Guildford Symphony Orchestra Summer Prom
Orb and Sceptre March: Walton
Largo and Rejoice Greatly: Walton
A Song Before Sunrise: Delius
Piano Concerto: Ireland
Enigma Variations: Elgar
Sea Songs Fantasia: Wood
Songs From the Last Night of the Proms
Guildford Symphony Orchestra
Alexandra Stevenson, Soprano
John Paul Ekins, Piano
David Leonard, Narrator
Supported by the John Ireland Trust

Friday 2nd November 2018 at 7:30pm

Kings Place: Hall One, London
Before Life and After – Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside
Britten, Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52 (Before Life and After)
Finzi, Earth and Air and Rain: The Clock of the years, Op.15 no.8
Finzi, Earth and Air and Rain: Proud Songsters, poem by Thomas Hardy, Op.15 no.10
Finzi, The Too Short Time: Amabel (Before and after Summer)
Ireland, Three Songs to Poems by Hardy: Summer Schemes
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Iain Burnside, Piano
Harriet Walter, Narrator

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.

The Trust is registered as a charity. Reg. No. 255004
Trustees: Bruce Phillips, Graham Parlett, Simon Wright.

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