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.

Saturday 21st April 2018 at 3.30pm

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival
John Ireland: London Pieces
Robert Matthew-Walker: Piano Sonata (Hamlet); Bad Night in Los Angeles
Ian Venables: Caprice
John Ireland: Sarnia – an Island Sequence
Mark Bebbington, piano
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Saturday 21st April 2018 at 8.00pm

Ripley Recitals Association
Ripley Arts Centre, 24 Sundridge Aveue, Bromley, Kent BR1 2PX
Clara Schumann: Soiree Musicales Op.6  ( II, IV,VI)
Brahms: Intermezzo Op.117 No.1 in E flat major
Britten: Holiday Diary
Ireland: Decorations
Ireland/Williams: Sea Fever

Roderick Williams: Goodwood by the Sea
Schubert/Liszt: Schwanengesang D957 (III, IV, X)
Liszt: Ballade in B minor
Maria Marchant, piano
Supported by The John Ireland Charitable Trust

Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 3:00pm 

Lion Ballroom, Leominster 
Handel: Chaconne in G HWV 435
Clara Schumann: Soirées Musicales Op 6 Notturno, Ballade, Polonaise
Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat Op 117 No 1
Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 Moonlight
Ireland: Decorations
Ireland /Roderick Williams: Sea Fever

Roderick Williams: Goodwood by the Sea
Schubert/Liszt: Schwanengesang D957 Aufenthalt, Am Meer, Liebesbotschaft
Liszt: Ballade No 2 in B minor S171
Maria Marchant, piano
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Monday 23rd April 1:00pm 

St Peter's, Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2PN
English Music for St George's Day
Howard Blake: Penillion
Howard Blake: Folk Ballade from Jazz Dances
Martin Butler: Suzanne's River Song
John Ireland: Violin Sonata no.2
Madeleine Mitchell, violin
Martin Butler, piano 
Free, with retiring collection
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

4th - 6th May 2018

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.

Saturday 5th May 2018

Hubert Parry Weekend in Gloucester

Parry Festival: Organ Recital by Ashley Grote
St Peter's RC Church, Gloucester
Enjoy a recital of organ music by Ashley Grote, Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral and former Assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral. Ashley is an extremely talented organ soloist who has performed throughout the UK, USA and Europe. The recital will mainly feature music by Parry, including the Chorale Fantasia on O God, Our Help in Ages Past, but also music by Parry’s pupils Vaughan Williams, Holst and Ireland.
Parry Festival: Stephen Johnson Talk
'Steer for the Deep Waters Only'
St Mary de Lode Church, Gloucester
Join BBC Radio 3’s Stephen Johnson for a talk focussing on the music of tonight’s Gala Concert by Parry and his pupils Vaughan Williams, Holst and Ireland. Steer for the deep waters only, words by Walt Whitman set so beautifully by Vaughan Williams in his Sea Symphony, was the advice given by Parry to his pupils at the Royal College of Music. Learn more in what is sure to be a fascinating talk by one of the BBC’s most erudite and entertaining presenters.
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
Parry Festival Gala Concert
Parry, I was glad (Part of a Parry Festival)
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Holst, Hymn of Jesus
Ireland, Greater Love
Parry, Ode on the Nativity
Parry, Jerusalem
Philharmonia Orchestra
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Violin
Gloucester Choral Society
Oxford Bach Choir
Adrian Partington, Conductor

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 1:10pm

PATS Studio One, Univerity of Surrey
John Ireland Competition Lunchtime Recital
Student pianists perform in this competition recital, rediscovering and exploring the piano music of John Ireland.
This competition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Professor Vince Emery.

Saturday 12th May 2018 at 8:00pm

St Peter’s Church, 1 Thames Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0BH
Music at St Peter’s
Mozart: Horn Quintet
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
John Ireland: Sextet
Sacconi Quartet
Robert Plane (clarinet) and Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn)
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

15th - 20th May 2018

Whittington International Chamber Music Festival:
Fantasia on a British theme
with the Elias String Quartet and other artists
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Thursday 17th May at 7.30pm  
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (violin and piano)
Ethel Smyth: Piano Trio in D minor
Howells: Rhapsodic Clarinet Quintet Op 31
Ireland: Sextet for horn, clarinet and string quartet

Sunday 20th May at 3.00pm
Purcell: Chacony in G minor (arr. Britten for quartet
Imogen Holst: Phantasy Quartet
Bridge Phantasy: Piano Quartet in F# minor
Ireland: Piano Trio No 2
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor Op 84

Saturday 19th May 2018 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 Charitable Trust

Sunday 27th May 2018 at 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London SE1 4HU
Elgar: The Music Makers
Ireland: These things shall be
Vaughan Williams: Toward the unknown region
Diana Bickley, Conductor
FREE Open Rehearsal: for friends and groupies: 5.30pm
Cost: £10 for adults; £5 for students; coach from Swindon approx £20
Run-Thru’ Sessions in Swindon on Mon April 23rd, 30th; Sun May 6th, Mon 21st
(all dates optional) in London on Sun April 22nd,  29th, May 13th, 20th
Generously supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust, the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust and the Elgar Society
Contact Diana at with a ‘yes’ or a ‘maybe’ and you will then be sent further details.
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Monday 28th May 2018 at 7:00pm

English Music Festival
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon
Dyson: Woodland Suite for string orchestra
Warlock: Serenade for the 60th birthday of Delius
Delius: Air and Dance
Herbert Howells: First Suite
Arwel Hughes: Fantasia in A minor
John Ireland: Elegaic Meditation
Gerald Finzi: Romance
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Suite
Camerata Wales
Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor)
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 3:00pm 

Steyning Festival
Jarvis Music Room, Jarvis Lane, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3GL.  
Debussy: Prélude No. X - La cathédrale engloutie                                                                 
Prélude No. XII Minstrels                                                
Ireland: Ballade of London Nights                                                                              
Ireland/Roderick Williams: Sea Fever   
Roderick Williams: Goodwood by the Sea                                                            
Schubert/Liszt: Schwanengesang D957:                                                               
Aufenthalt/Am Meer/Liebesbotschaft 
Mike Abrams: Scherzo piccolo – world premiere                                                                                                      
Clara Schumann: Soirées Musicales Op. 6 Notturno/Polonaise 
Maria Marchant, piano
Sponsored by the John Ireland Trust

Saturday 9th June 2018 at 7:30pm

St Mary's Church, Wendover
5 Bagatelles for clarinet and piano Op 23 - Gerald Finzi
Fantasy Sonata in E flat for clarinet and piano - John Ireland
Sonatina for clarinet and piano Op 29 - Sir Malcolm Arnold
Première rhapsodie, for clarinet and piano - Claude Debussy
Introduction et rondo Op 72 - Charles-Marie Widor
Sonatina for clarinet and piano - Joseph Horovitz
Michael Collins (clarinet) 
Michael McHale (piano) 

Sunday 17th June 2018 at 11:00

Münchner Künstlerhaus, Munich
8. Kammerkonzert "Auf dem Weg zur Symphonie"
Turner, Sonate für Horn und Streicher
Ireland, Sextet
Schubert, Octet in F major, D.803, Op.166
Qi Zhou, Violin
Yusi Chen, Violin
Konstantin Sellheim, Viola
Sissy Schmidhuber, Cello
Shengni Guo, Double Bass
Alexandra Gruber, Clarinet
Raffaele Giannotti, Bassoon
Jörg Brückner, French horn

30th June 2018 at 8:00pm

Armscote Manor, Stratford upon Avon CV37 8DA 
Preceded by fizz & canapes at 7.15pm 
Orchestra of the Swan (members)
Vaughan Williams (arr David Le Page): The Lark Ascending
Ireland: A Downland Suite
David Le Page, conductor
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

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

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


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

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: David Wordsworth, Graham Parlett, Simon Wright.

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