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.        

Friday 15th March 2019, 1:00pm - 1:50pm

Turner Sims Salisbury Road Southampton SO17 1BJ
John Ireland Prize Event
For more information:
Professor Vince Emery, the donor of the prize, David Wordsworth, the director of the John Ireland Trust and Professor David Owen Norris, judge the competition, running for the third time by the Music Department at Southampton and due to include student performances of the celebrated twentieth-century English composer’s piano pieces and songs.
Entrance: Free

Saturday 16th March at 3:00pm

St. Pauls Church, Heaton Moor, Stockport
Music on the Moor
The Shepherd on the Rock SCHUBERT                          
Five Bagatelles FINZI                                         
Seascapes  ALWYN                                
Sarabande and Tarantella (first performance) GREGSON                            
The Island Spell IRELAND                               
Lullaby-Vocalise STEPHEN HOUGH              
Rachel Speirs (soprano), Linda Merrick (clarinet), John Turner (recorder), Joanna Lam (piano)

Thursday 21st March 2019 at 7:30pm

Konzerthaus: Mozart Saal, Vienna
Poulenc, Le travail du peintre
Vaughan Williams,The Vagabond, Youth and Love, 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

Sunday 17th March 2019 at 6:00pm

Musical Society of Nigeria
Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie op. 61
Chopin: Scherzo no. 4 op. 54
John Ireland: Decorations
Clara Wieck: Schumann - Scherzo no. 2
Clara Wieck: Schumann Toccatina from Soiree musicales op. 6
Robert Schumann: Carnaval op. 9

Saturday 30th March 2019 at 7:30pm

St Mary's Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7DZ
John Ireland: Downland Suite 
Maurice Duruflé:  Requiem, Op.9 
Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Five Mystical Songs 
Ola Gjeilo: The Ground 
Reigate and Redhill Choral Society

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

Friday 5th April 2019 at 7:00pm

Ludlow Song Festival
St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, Shropshire
Songs by John Ireland and other British composers including:
Hawthorn Time

The Land of Lost Content
The Lent lily
Goal and wicket
The vain desire
The Encounter

Rowan Pierce, soprano
Elgan Llŷr, Thomas tenor
David Ireland, bass baritone
Michael Foyle, violin
Iain Burnside, piano

Saturday 6th April 2019 at 2:30pm

Ludlow Song Festival
St Laurence, Ludlow
The Passing of the Year
Will Todd: Songs of Renewal
Huw Watkins: The Phoenix and the Turtle
Roderick Williams: Love Bade Me Welcome
Percy Grainger: Shallow Brown
John Ireland: Spring, the Sweet Spring
Gerald Finzi: I have loved flowers that fade
Jonathan Dove: The Passing of the Year: Invocation
The narrow bud opens her beauties to the sun
Answer July
Hot sun, cool fire
Ah, Sun-flower!
Adieu! farewell earth's bliss!
Ring out, wild bells
Bath Camarata
Benjamin Goodson: conductor
Alex Otterburn: baritone
Iain Burnside: piano

Wednesday 10th April 2019 at 1:55pm 

Media City UK, Salford
Gustav Holst: The Perfect Fool Ballet Music
John Ireland: The Forgotten Rite
William Walton: Facade (selection)
Arnold Bax: The Garden of Fand
BBC Philharmonic
John Wilson, conductor
Ticket ballot applications open 25 March - 31 March. Simultanious broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Wednesday 15th May at 7:30pm

Gallery 21, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
'In Our Hands'
Charlotte Tetley, soprano
Cayenna Ponchione, conductor
Butterworth: On the Banks of Green Willow
Toby Young: (Premiere of a setting of Tony Issac’s poem) In Our Hands
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches
Britten Folk Songs set
Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
Ireland: Merry Month of May

Orchestra of St John's
John Lubbock, conductor

Saturday 25th May 2019 at 2.15pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.
English Music Festival
Charles Wood:  O Thou the Central Orb  
Stanford:  O For a Closer walk with God 
Frank Bridge:  Adagio in E 
Stanford:  How Beauteous are the feet
John Ireland:  Ex ore innocentium
Stanford:  Pray that Jerusalem
Herbert Howells: Mine eye for Beauty Pine 
Parry:   Long Since in Egypt’s Plenteous land 
John Sheppard:  In Manus tuas
Thomas Tomkins: Hear my Prayer
Thomas Tallis:  If ye Love me
Tallis:   Te Lusic ante terminum 
Stanford:  Prelude on St Columba (Op. 101, no. 6) 
Bairstow:  The King of Love 
Robin Milford:  Prelude on St Columba
Vaughan Williams: The Call, Antiphon (from Five Mystical Songs)  
Chapel Choir of Worcester College, Oxford

Sunday 26th May 2019 at 7:00pm 

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.
English Music Festival
Dyson: Hierusalem      
Elgar: Two Choral Songs op. 73 – Serenade; Love’s Tempest
Holst: Brook Green Suite     
Finzi: Magnificat       
Howells: Elegy for Solo Viola & Strings op. 15 
Ireland: Greater Love      
Holst: I Love my Love
Howells: Like as the Hart                 
Elgar: Serenade for Strings     
Rubbra: Inscape 
Holst Orchestra, Godwine Choir Hilary Davan Wetton, Rupert Marshall-Luck (viola)

Monday 27th May 2019 at 10:45am

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.
English Music Festival
Howells: Four Songs, Op.22
Ireland: Songs Sacred and Profane 
The advent 
Hymn for a child 
My fair 
The Salley Gardens 
The soldier's return 
The scapegoat 

Finzi: Oh Fair to See, Op. 13b
Ian Venables: Venetian Songs – Love’s Voice Op.22  
Warlock: Three Belloc Songs
Anando Mukerjee, tenor and Pavel Timofeyevsky, piano

Monday 27th May 2019 at 7:00pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.
Bainton: Pavan, Idyll and Bacchanal
Delius: Légende
Alwyn: Love Scene from ‘The Fallen Idol’
Jenkins: Sinfonietta for Strings
Ireland: Cavatina
Ireland: Soliloquy
Ireland: Bagatelle

Finzi: Romance
Vaughan Williams: Concerto Grosso
Chamber Ensemble of London
Peter Fisher, Director

1st July at 1.00pm

St Martin in the Fields, London
Ireland: Sarnia, and The Island Spell 
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons (selection)                    

4th July at 7:30pm    

Fanny Davies International Piano Series     
St James Concert Hall, Guernsey    
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons (selection)
Ireland: Sarnia, and The Island Spell               

8th July at 7:30pm

Alderney Music Society, Anne French Room, Island Hall, Alderney    
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons (selection)
Ireland: Sarnia and The Island Spell

13th July

Hitchin Chamber Orchestra
Finzi – Prelude in F minor Op 25
John Ireland – Concertino Pastorale
Malcolm Arnold – Concerto for Flute and strings (Soloist: Emma Halnan)
Howells - organ piece arr. Rufus Frowde (World premiere)
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Elgar - Serenade for Strings

Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 1:00pm

Cheltenham Town Hall
Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello & piano op. 19 in G minor  
Ireland: Sonata for cello & piano in G minor (1923)
Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello and Rebeca Omordia, 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.

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

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