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 22nd November 2018 at 7:30pm             

Malvern Concert Club, Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3HB
Faith, Fate and the Futility of War
Purcell arr. Britten Evening Hymn (1947)
Purcell arr. Britten Lord, What is Man? (1947)
Rebecca Clarke Come, Oh Come, my life’s delight (1912)
Rebecca Clarke Passacaglia for Viola and Piano (1941)
Rebecca Clarke Weep no more sad fountains (1912)
Britten Lachrymae (1950)
David Bednall The Mower (2017)
Elgar arr. Tertis for viola and piano Cello Concerto, Slow movement (1920)
Gurney Severn Meadows (1917)
Gurney In Flanders (1917)
Gurney An Epitaph (1920)
Gurney Down by the Salley Gardens (1920)
Ireland The Soldier (1917)
Ireland Blow out, you Bugles (1918)
Ireland Spring Sorrow (1918)

Vaughan Williams Romance for viola and piano (1914)
Vaughan Williams Four Hymns (1914) – Lord! Come Away!; Who is the fair one?; Come Love Come Lord; Evening Hymn
James Gilchrist, tenor 
Philip Dukes, viola   
Anna Tilbrook, piano

Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7:30pm

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford
Parry, Songs of Farewell
Stanford, For lo, I raise up, Op.145
Dove, The Wind on the Downs, from ‘For an Unknown Soldier’z
Ireland, Greater Love
Elgar, Sospiri for string orchestra and harp, Op.70 (arranged for violin and organ)
Vaughan Williams, Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Psalm 90)
Oxford Bach Choir
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Francesca Millar, Soprano
Tom Herring, Bass
Hawksley-Walker, Athena, Violin
Stephen Clarke, Organ

Saturday 24th November 2018 at 7:30pm

St Andrew's Church, Cheltenham
Charlton Kings Choral Society 
Rebecca Grant-Jones (soprano) 
Oliver Neal Parker (baritone) 
Fiona Brown (organ) 
Members of Regency Sinfonia 
John Wright (conductor) 
Requiem Op 48 - Gabriel Fauré
Turn back, O man - Gustav Holst
New Year Chorus - Gustav Holst
Greater love hath no man - John Ireland
For the fallen - Mark Blatchly
Let us now praise famous men - Ralph Vaughan Williams
I was glad - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

Saturday 24th November 2018 at 7:30pm                          

Ludlow Music Society, Henderson Hall, Moor Park, Overton, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4DZ
'Everyone Sang'
Roderick Williams brings the centenary of the Great War to a close with songs by Arthur Somervell, Edward Elgar, Ivor Gurney, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi, Martin Shaw, John Ireland, Charles Ives, William Denis Browne, Ernest Farrar, Todd McNeal, Elaine Hugh-Jones, Anthony Payne, Ian Venables and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Roderick Williams, baritone
Susie Allan, piano

Sunday 25th November 2018 at 5:00pm

St Helen’s Church, Abingdon, Oxon.
Oxford Bach Choir 
Francesca Millar (soprano) 
Tom Herring (bass) 
Stephen Clarke (organ) 
Benjamin Nicholas (conductor) 
Songs of Farewell - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
For lo, I raise up Op 145 - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
The wind on the Downs, words by Marian Allen, from For an unknown soldier - Jonathan Dove
Greater love hath no man - John Ireland
Lord, thou hast been our refuge - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Monday 26th November 2018 at 7:30pm 

St John's Church, Downshire Hill, Hampstead London NW3 1NU
Hampstead Arts Festival
Arthur Somervell: The street sounds to the soldiers’ tread A E Housmann
Edward Elgar: A War Song C Flavell Hayward
Ivor Gurney: Black Stitchel WW Gibson
George Butterworth: On the idle hill of summer A E Housman
Gerald Finzi: Channel Firing Thomas Hardy
Martin Shaw: Venizel Captain W A Short
Ivor Gurney: In Flanders F W Harvey
John Ireland: The Cost Eric Thirkell Cooper
John Ireland: In Boyhood A E Housman

Charles Ives: In Flanders Fields John McCrae
Ivor Gurney: Captain Stratton’s Fancy John Masefield
William Denis Browne: To Gratiana, Singing and Dancing Richard Lovelace
Ernest Farrar: Silent Noon Dante Gabriel Rossetti
George Butterworth: The lads in their hundreds A E Housman
John Ireland: The soldier Rupert Brooke
Brian Inglis: Everyone Sang Siegfried Sassoon
Elaine Hugh-Jones: Futility Wilfred Owen
Anthony Payne: Adlestrop Edward Thomas
Gerald Finzi: Harvest Edmund Blunden
Ian Venables: Flying Crooked Robert Graves
 Ian Venables: Pain Ivor Gurney
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The twilight people Seumas O’Sullivan
Gerald Finzi: Only a man harrowing clods from Requiem da Camera Thomas Hardy
Roderick Williams, baritone 
Susie Allan, piano

Saturday 15th December 2018 at 7:30pm

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
Exeter Festival Chorus 
Roderick Williams (baritone) 
The Band of HM Royal Marines Commando Training Centre Lympstone 
Nigel Perrin (conductor) 
25th Anniversary Fanfare - Paul Patterson
When music sounds - Paul Patterson
The Christmas Truce - Graham Fitkin
Sea Fever - John Ireland
Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock
Drake's Drum, from Songs of the sea - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Excerpts, from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Sir Karl Jenkins
The trumpet shall sound, from Messiah HWV 56 - George Frideric Handel
The Holly and the Ivy - Traditional, arranged by Martin Ellerby
Away in a manger - Traditional, arranged by Martin Ellerby
Ding dong merrily on high - Traditional, arranged by Martin Ellerby
The Three Kings - Peter Cornelius
Lully, lulla, lullay - Philip Stopford
Good King Wenceslas - arranged by Sir David Willcocks
Hark! the herald angels sing - Traditional, arranged by Sir David Willcocks
Stille Nacht, 'Silent Night' - Traditional

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 


30th January 2019 at 1:00pm

Emmanuel United Reform Church, Cambridge
Lunchtime Recital Series
Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
W.A. Mozart: Rondo in A minor, KV511
John Ireland: Sarnia - An Island Sequence
Eric McElroy, piano

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, London
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,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

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

Friday 24th – Monday 27th May 2019

English Music Festival
Programme announced on 1st January. Ireland to be featured in the programme.

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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