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.

Saturday 27th May 2017 at 6.30pm  

Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Knaresborough 
Harrogate Festival: A Summer Evening of English Piano Music
6.30pm Prosecco and canapé reception (in the hub)
7.00pm Pre-concert talk
7.30pm Recital: 
John Ireland: Three London Pieces
William Baines: Five (from Seven) Preludes
Ian Venables: Caprice
Arthur Bliss: Rout Trot; Bliss (One-Step); Masks
John Ireland: Sarnia
Mark Bebbington, piano
This is a fundraising event for Harrogate International Festivals Future 50 Appeal.
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust and the Bliss Trust

Monday 29th May 2017 at 2.15pm

English Music Festival
All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire 
Warlock: The Full Heart
Delius: On Craig Ddu
Ireland: The peaceful western Wind
Delius: Frülingsanbruch
Moeran: Songs of Springtime
Delius: To be sung of a summer night on the water
Warlock (arr. Tomlinson): Three Belloc Songs
Bax: Five Greek Folksongs
Ireland: They told me, Heraclitus
Ireland: Twilight Night 
The Carice Singers, Director George Parris (pre-concert talk beforehand)
Mini-bus transfer from Dorchester-on-Thames, and Didcot Parkway, see website.
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Saturday 10th June 2017

St. Andrew’s Church, Cheltenham, Gloucs. 
The Arthur Bliss Society AGM and concert
Arthur Bliss: Sonata for Piano & Violin
Ian Venables: Three Pieces Op.11
Selection of songs by Arthur Bliss & Ian Venables, performed by Matthew Secombe & Alexander Kirk
John Ireland: Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor

Saturday 17th June 2017 at 7:00pm

Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury
City of Birmingham Choir 
Paul Carr (organ) 
Adrian Lucas (conductor ) 
Haec Dies quam fecit Dominus - William Byrd
Let all mortal flesh keep silence - Sir Edward Bairstow
Set me as a seal upon thine heart - Sir William Walton
Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice Op 26 - Gerald Finzi
Te Deum in G - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Totus tuus Op 60 - Henryk Górecki
Greater love hath no man - John Ireland
Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem Op 123 - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th July 2017

Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem/Wix Auditorium Weizmann Institute, Rehovot/Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Beethoven: "Ah! Perfido" (Ah! Deceiver) Aria
John Ireland: Piano Concerto 
Avi Eilam-Amzallag: "My Heart is in the East" (world premiere)
Grieg: "The Last Spring" from Two Elegiac Melodies
Grieg: Excerpts from Peer Gynt, suites no. 1 & no. 2
The Israel Camerata
Avner Biron, conductor
Marita Sølberg, soprano 
Mark Bebbington, piano 
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Thursday 13th July 2017 at 7:30pm

Wigmore Hall, London
A Shakespeare Songbook
Morley, It was a lover and his lass
Arne, When daisies pied
Haydn, She never told her love, Hob XXVIa:34
Schubert, An Silvia (Shakespeare), D.891
Ireland, When daffodils begin to peer
Coleridge-Taylor, The Willow Song
Warlock, Sigh no more, Ladies
Harrison, I know a bank
Harrison, Philomel
Britten, Fancie
Head, How sweet the moonlight sleeps
Foster, Under the greenwood tree
Quilter, Three Shakespeare Songs Op.6 no. 3: Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Handel, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night
Tippett, Songs for Ariel
Dankworth, Our revels now are ended
Finzi, Come Away, Death
Finzi, Let Us Garlands Bring, Op.18: O Mistress Mine, no.4
Korngold, Songs of the Clowns, Op.29: Adieu, Good Man Devil
Korngold, Songs of the Clowns, Op.29: Hey Robin
Korngold, Songs of the Clowns, Op.29: For The Rain, It Raineth Every Day
Vaughan Williams, Orpheus with his lute
Bridge, When most I wink, Shakespeare Sonnet XVIII
Vaughan Williams, Dirge for Fidele
Quilter, Five Shakespeare Songs: It was a lover and his lass
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Christopher Glynn, 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

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.

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

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

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, Christopher Wright, Simon Wright.

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