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.

London English Song Festival 2017: Over There! 18th-20th July

18th July to 20th July. 8pm evenings; 1:30pm Wednesday & Thursday family matinees .
Evening performances: Full Price £10 to £16, Concessions £8 to £12; Family matinees: £3 and all adults must be accompanied by a child. 100 free tickets are available per matinee show for schools.
This dramatic, staged performance of song and poetry commemorates the American entry into World War One and depicts the colliding worlds of England and the US through an exploration of song and the spoken word.  A stellar cast of singers is accompanied by William Vann on the piano and readings from world-renowned actor Simon Callow.
Poetry and speeches
Who’s for the Game – Jessie Pope (1868-1941)
Speech to Congress, April 2 2017 – Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
England and America – Florence T. Holt (1874-1955)
To the USA – Robert Bridges (1844-1930)
I have a Rendez-vous with Death – Alan Seeger (1888-1916)
With an Identity Disc
Strange Meeting
Anthem for Doomed Youth – Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Popular song
Over There – George M. Cohan (1878-1942)
I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way – George Fairman (1881-1962)
When Yankee Doodle learns to parlez-vous Français – Ed Nelson & Will Hart
Art Song & instrumental
by John Ireland:
The Soldier - Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Blow out you Bugles - Rupert Brooke
The Cost - Eric Thirkell Cooper (1886-1960)
In Boyhood - A. E. Housman (1859-1936)
A Garrison Churchyard - A. E. Housman

For Remembrance - piano solo
Lights Out Edward Thomas (1878-1917) – Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
In Flanders Fields - John McCrae (1872-1918)
Tom sails away - Charles Ives
He is there Charles Ives – Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Suicide in the trenches -Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) – Ian Venables (b. 1955)
If you forget - Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929) – Ian Venables (b. 1955)
Elegy (excerpt) viola & piano – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Katie Bray – mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard – tenor
Craig Colclough – bass-baritone
Louise Williams – viola
William Vann – piano

Thursday 27th July at 7.30pm

Wesley Chapel, Harrogate
Harrogate Festival
'From Your Ever Loving Son, Jack'
Featuring the enchanting voice of tenor Joshua Ellicott (Jack’s Great-Nephew) and pianist Simon Lepper, this unique event follows the story of young war volunteer, Jack Ellicott, on his difficult journey from initial training to the battle of the Somme. Songs by Bridge, Ireland and Debussy are interspersed with dramatic readings from the letters sent by the 19 year-old Jack back to his parents.
We follow him from his initial training in Blackpool to the battle front. At times funny, surprising and deeply moving, the letters trace the ups and downs of an ordinary soldier with all the accompanying joys and sorrows. We sympathise with him over his girlfriends, we feel his homesickness and are finally gutted by the horrifying waste of his final demise.
The piece speaks for the many thousands of soldiers like him – for the ‘Everyman’ of that Great War.
Frank Bridge Journey’s End
Gerald Finzi Budmouth Dears
John Ireland: The Encounter
Haydn Wood Roses of Picardy
Frank Bridge A Vigil  (Piano solo)
Francis Poulenc Bleuet
Frank Bridge Thy Hand in Mine
Claude Debussy Noel des Enfants
Claude Debussy Des pas sur la neigh (Piano solo)
Reynaldo Hahn The Stars
James Macmillan The Children
John Ireland: Spring Sorrow
Joshua Ellicott, Tenor
Simon Lepper, Piano

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 6:00pm

Église de Saanen, Saanen, Gstaad
Gershwin & More: Pomp in 4 Pianos
Works by Rachmaninov
Works by Stravinsky
Works by Dukas
Works by Scriabin
Works by Prokofiev
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Works by Ireland
Works by Porter
Bernstein, West Side Story (excerpts)
André Desponds, Piano
Stefan Wirth, Piano
Benjamin Engeli, Piano
Mischa Cheung, Piano

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 6:30pm

St Nicholas' Church, Crawley
Dyson, Ireland, Smith
Dyson, Canticles in F Major
Charles Wood, Motets
Smith, Preces and responses
Worth Choir
Alex Hiam, Conductor

Monday 21st August 2017 at 10.00pm 

Stoller Hall, Chetham's school of music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB 
Bill Evans meets John Ireland 
Jason Rebello and John Lenehan compare two twentieth century masters of keyboard colour. In real life they never met and came from very different backgrounds, but their music shows some surprising similarities. The programme will include solos as well as new arrangements for two pianos.

Monday 21st August 2017 at 7.30pm

6th floor Theatre Hall, SEGi College Subang Jaya, Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
César Franck: Prelude Chorale and Fugue
Claude Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie
Robert Matthew-Walker: A Bad Night in Los Angeles
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 2 "Jacques Thibaud"
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
John Ireland: Bagatelle, Berceuse, Cavatina and Holy Boy for Violin and Piano
Irene Loh Yee Kuan & Joe Chu-Yu Yang

4th September 2017 at 4.30pm  

Conques Abbey
Ireland: Sextet
Mozart: Horn Quintet K407
Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto RV495
Temple Ensemble

8th September 2017 at 6.30pm

Eglise de Decazeville
Halvorsen: Passacaglia 
Ireland: Sextet 
Mozart: Horn Quintet K407
Stamitz: Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon 
Temple Ensemble

10th September 2017 at 6.30pm

Eglise d'Ambres
Halvorsen: Passacaglia 
Ireland: Sextet 
Mozart: Horn Quintet K407
Stamitz: Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon 
Temple Ensemble

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th October 2017

English Music Festival 2017 Yorkshire Autumn Festival
St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth

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
Duncan Honeybourne, 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

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.

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

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

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.

Web design by Sparticle