Forthcoming performances of works by John Ireland:

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

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.

Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 5pm

Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists
Whiteley Hall, Chetham's School of Music, Manchester M3 1SB 
Recital of British Piano Music
Edward Elgar: In Smyrna 
John Ireland: Three London Pieces 
Francis Pott: Farewell to Hirta 
Kenneth Leighton: Five Studies Op.22 
Margaret Fingerhut, piano

Sunday 26th August at 3.00pm

Down Ampney Church, Gloucestershire
The Vaughan Williams Festival
Ralph Vaughan Williams Introit: O Taste and See 
John Ireland Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F
Ralph Vaughan Williams Anthem: Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Hymns Come Down O Love Divine (Down Ampney)
He Who Would Valiant Be
Choir of Hendon St. Mary, London – Directed by Richard Morrison
Preacher; The Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy (Christ Church, Oxford University) 
Organist, tbc

Tuesday 4th September at 6:00pm

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ 
The Kirker Autumn Concert - ‘Your ever-loving son, Jack’ (Friends)
Kirker’s popular series of concerts returns, with a very special performance which marks the centenary of the end of World War One. Tenor Joshua Ellicott will read from his great-uncle’s letters sent home from the Western Front to his parents. Jack Ellicott was killed in action on the Somme in 1915, aged 21. In addition to these very personal readings this uniquely moving programme will include songs on the theme of war with works by Ireland, Finzi, Bridge, Mahler and Wood’s ‘Roses of Picardy,’ accompanied by piano.

Saturday 15th September at 8:00pm

The Ivor Gurney Hall, Pitt Street, Gloucester, GL1 2BH
'Ivor Gurney, High Above Gloucester and the Severn Plain'
E.J. Moeran: Far in a Western Brookland                                               
Ivor Gurney: Severn Meadows                                 
John Ireland: Ladslove (from The Land of Lost Content)                       
George Butterworth: On the Idle Hill in Summer                                               
Herbert Howells: Piano Quartet, 2nd movement                                               
Ivor Gurney: Ludlow and Teme                                                           
Ivor Gurney: On Wenlock Edge, All Night under the Moon, Last Hours, Thou Didst Delight my Eyes       
Ivor Gurney: Adagio for String Quartet                                
Ivor Gurney: The Western Playland                                                
James Gilchrist, tenor
Anna Tilbrook, piano
The Bridge String Quartet
Michael Craddock baritone
Forms part of a weekend seminar on Gurney:

Monday 17th September 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pmpm

British Library Knowledge Centre, London
Martin Shaw - Free Lunchtime Recital (followed by Symposium)  
Re-instating Martin Shaw as composer and champion of English music
Rarely-performed songs by British composers
Baritone Philip Smith and pianist Iain Farrington present a recital of rarely-performed songs by British composer Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958), described as the missing link between Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. This lunchtimes concert offers a chance to sample a selection of Shaw’s large body of solo songs, alongside works by his friends and contemporaries, Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Ireland.
Free but booking required:

Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 3:00pm

Parry Centenary Song Recital
Wigmore Hall, London
Mary Bevan, soprano
Nicky Spence, tenor
William Vann, piano
Hubert Parry: My true love hath my heart
William Sterndale Bennett: Maienthau Op. 23 No. 2
Johannes Brahms: Therese Op. 86 No. 1 Die Mainacht Op. 43 No. 2 So lass uns wandern! Op. 75 No. 3
Hubert Parry: O mistress mine; Take, o take those lips away; Blow, blow thou winter wind; Through the ivory gate
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Summum bonum
Hubert Parry: Weep you no more
John Ireland: The Trellis
Hubert Parry: On a time the amorous Silvy; Nightfall in winter; My heart is like a singing bird; From a city window
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: The Clown's Songs from Shakespeare's ‘Twelfth Night’ Op. 65; O mistress mine
Gustav Holst: The heart worships
Frank Bridge: The last invocation
Hubert Parry: The sound of hidden music
Herbert Howells: An Old Man’s Lullaby

Sunday 23th September 2018 at 2:30pm

Forum Theatre, Grange Road, Great Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3HB
Autumn in Malvern Festival
Vaughan Williams: Overture to Henry V
Ireland: Elegy (Downland Suite)
Mealor: Ubi Caritas
Holst: A Moorside Suite
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man and Hoe Down from Rodeo
Bernstein: Suite from West Side Story plus popular extras
Sovereign Brass
Trevor Jones, Conductor

Monday 24th September 2018 at 1:00pm

Wigmore Hall, London
Lucy Crowe soprano
Joseph Middleton piano
Henry Purcell: Lord, what is man? (A Divine Hymn) Z192 (realised by Benjamin Britten)
O solitude, my sweetest choice Z406 (realised by Benjamin Britten)
John Weldon: Alleluia (realised by Benjamin Britten)
Michael Head: Over the rim of the moon
John Ireland: The trellis; My true love hath my heart; When I am dead, my dearest; If there were dreams to sell; Earth's call
William Walton: Daphne; Through gilded trellises; Old Sir Faulk

Sunday 6th October 2018, from 7:00pm

Razumovsky Music Studio, 56 College Road, London NW10 5ET
CD Launch – From the Shadow of the Great War
We invite you to celebrate 100 years since peace was reached at the end of World War I, with the launch of our CD of English Music for ‘Cello & Piano, much of the music on the disc being influenced by The Great War:
F. Delius – ‘Cello Sonata
J. Ireland – Sonata for ‘Cello & Piano in G Minor
F. Bridge – Sonata for ‘Cello & Piano in D Minor
F. Bridge – Berceuse, Elegie, Spring Song, Cradle Song & Serenade
John Paul Ekins, piano and Liubov Ulybysheva, 'cello.
The event will feature a short talk about the project and the works recorded, and a performance of selected works featured on the recording.
7pm Pre-concert drinks
7.30pm Concert – to include excerpts from the CD
8.45pm Post-concert supper
Admission £30
Please book your tickets by emailing:

Friday 12th October at 1:00pm

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Lukes, London
'War's Embers'
Ireland, Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor
Elgar, Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84
Nash Ensemble

20th October 2018 at 3:00pm

St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3BA
Beethoven – Trio in D for Clarinet, ‘Cello & Piano in Bb Major, Op. 11
Glinka – Trio Pathétique for Clarinet, ’Cello & Piano
Bruch – A selection from 8 Pieces for Piano Trio, Op. 83
Ireland – Trio in D for Clarinet, ‘Cello & Piano
with Anna Hashimoto (clarinet) & Liubov Ulybysheva (‘cello)

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

Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7:45pm

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major
Ed Hughes: Chroma for 11 solo strings
Peter Copley: Farnham Fantasia
John Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
The Musicians of All Saints 
Directed by Ed Hughes
Supported by the John Ireland Trust

Sunday 16th December 2018 at 6:30pm

Conway Hall, Holborn
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from Solomon HWV 67 - George Frideric Handel
Ave Maria, 'Ellens Gesänge III', from 7 Gesänge aus Walter Scotts 'Fräulein vom See' Op 52 - Franz Schubert
Serenade for Strings in E minor Op 20 - Sir Edward Elgar
Simple Symphony Op 4 - Benjamin Britten
Overture, from L'Olimpiade RV 725 - Antonio Vivaldi
Air on the G string, from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D BWV 1068 - Johann Sebastian Bach
Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani - Fritz Kreisler
Cavatina, for violin and piano - John Ireland
Bagatelle for violin and piano - John Ireland

Tarte au Citron - Clive Jenkins
Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K 525 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hoe-down, from Rodeo - Aaron Copland
Chamber Ensemble of London 


Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 7:30pm

Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Milton Court Hall, London
Butterworth, A Shropshire Lad
Fauré, Mirages, Op.113
Ireland, Santa Chiara; Sea Fever; Great Things
Vaughan Williams, Songs of Travel
Ravel, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Wigglesworth, New work (world première)
Roderick Williams, Baritone

10th March 2019 at 11:00am

LSO St Luke's
Come and spend the day getting to know some great works for choir by Vaughan Williams and Ireland with the LSO's Choral Director Simon Halsey.
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs and O Clap Your Hands
Ireland: Greater Love
Accompanied by piano
Simon Halsey, conductor

Thursday 21st March 2019 at 7:30pm

Konzerthaus: Mozart Saal, Vienna
Poulenc, Le travail du peintre
Vaughan Williams, Songs of Travel: 1. The Vagabond
Vaughan Williams, Songs of Travel: 4. Youth and Love
Vaughan Williams, Songs of Travel: 6. The Infinite Shining Heavens
Somervell, A Shropshire Lad: There pass the careless people, no. 3
Ireland, The three ravens
Warlock, My own country
Warlock, Cradle Song
Warlock, Piggesnie
Ireland, Sea Fever
Schubert, Ausgewählte Lieder
Wolf, Ausgewählte Lieder
Simon Keenlyside, Baritone
Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Simon Keenlyside

Thursday 4th April 2019 at 7:30pm

St John's Smith Square, London
Fauré, Nocturne for piano in D flat major, Op.63
Franck, Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Satie, Gnossienne no. 4
Satie, Embryons desséchés
Ireland, Sarnia: An Island Sequence
Chopin, Nocturne no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.9 no.1
Chopin, Nocturne no. 15 in F minor, Op.55 no.1
Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Mark Bebbington, Piano

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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