Forthcoming performances of works by John Ireland:

Notification of forthcoming concerts and events which include works by John Ireland should be sent, in the format as shown below, to the Publicist:

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– 2024 –

Saturday 6 April 2024, from 11:45am continuing all day
St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
English Music Festival – Fundraising Event – all-day programme
Programme includes Ireland’s Le Catioric, played by Phillip Leslie
Edward Elgar: Sonata for Violin and Piano (version for cello and piano)
Kenneth Leighton: Alleluia Pascha Nostrum
Lionel Sainsbury: Soliloquy
Raphael Wallfisch, cello; Craig White, piano, Rupert Marshall-Luck and other artists.
Conductor John Andrews will give a talk on his journey into English music.
Tickets: £15

Friday 19 April 2024 19:30
Usher Hall, Edinburgh EH1 2EA
Saturday 20 April 2024 19:30
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall G2 3NY
John Ireland: The Forgotten Rite
Elgar, Sea Pictures
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
John Wilson, Conductor
Alice Coote Mezzo-soprano
RSNO and Chorus
Stephen Doughty Choirmaster / chorus director

Saturday 18 May 2024, 19:30
Holywell Music Room, Oxford OX1 1AB
Works by JS Bach, Boccherini, Dvořák, Milhaud, Ireland
Peter Adams, Cello
Mats Lidström, Cello
Nicola Eimer, Piano

Friday May 24, 10.30am
Mark Bebbington – Best of British Part 1
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Mark will talk about and play music by William Alwyn, Doreen Carwithen, John Ireland and contemporary composer, Ian Venables.

Saturday 25 May 2024, 13:30
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Finzi: Oh Fair to See
Ireland: Piano Sonata
Frank E. Tours: From the Valley, Mother o’mine, West o’ the sun
Somervell: Maud
Brian Thorsett, baritone
Richard Masters, piano

Saturday 25 May 2024, 21:30
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Robert White: Christe qui jux es et dies III
Tobias Hume: Lamentations
Henry Purcell: When I Am Laid in Earth
John Eccles: Air from The Mad Lover
Henry Eccles: Sonata Quinta in E minor
John Stanley: Sonata no. 2
John Henry Maunder: Espagnola
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Orpheus with His Lute
John Ireland: Cavatina
Herbert Howells: Luchinushka
John W. Duarte: English Suite no. 1
Trad.: The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond
Trad.: Wild Mountain Thyme
Trad: The Bucks of Oranmore
The Flutes and Frets Duo
Beth Stone, flute; historical flutes
Daniel Murphy, lute; theorbo; guitar

Sunday 26 May 2024, 13:30
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Rawsthorne: Sonatina
Ireland: Sarnia
Bowen: Toccata Op.155
Rawsthorne: Theme & Four Studies
Dyson: Four Twilight Preludes
Leighton: Six Studies “Study-Variations” Op.56
Philip Leslie, piano

Monday 27 May 2024, 10:30
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
George Dyson: Barcarolle
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Demande et Reponse
John Ireland: Bagatelle
Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and piano
Benjamin Britten: ‘Lachrymae’ op. 48a
Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata
Shiry Rashkovsky, viola
Richard Uttley, piano

Monday 27 May 2024, 13:30
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Gustav Holst: Greeting
Frederick Delius: Over the mountains high / Caprice and Elegy
Percy Hilder Miles: Piano Trio
Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio
John Ireland: Phantasie
Ensemble Kopernikus (see photo)

Monday 27 May 2024, 19:15
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH
English Music Festival
Howells: Serenade
Dyson: Woodland Suite
Finzi: Romance
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Delius: Air and Dance
Milford: Elegy: Duke of Monmouth
Rawsthorne: Light Music for Strings
Bliss: Two Contrasts
Ireland: Elegy, Downland Suite
Carwithen: Lento for Strings, (arr. Woods from String Quartet)
English Symphony Orchestra
John Andrews, conductor

Friday 14th June, 19:00
The South Country: A Celebration of Sussex
Winners of the 2022 London Song Festival British Art Song Competition, selected by Sir Thomas Allen, present a programme of songs from and about Sussex. George Butterworth’s settings of ‘Folk Songs from Sussex’ are combined with songs by Vaughan Williams, John Ireland, Frank Bridge and others to create a tapestry in words and music to celebrate one of England’s most beautiful counties.
Rebecca Leggett, mezzo-soprano
George Ireland, piano

Saturday 15 June 2024, 19:30
St Botolph’s Church St Botolph’s Street, Colchester, CO2 7EE
Ireland: A London Overture
Finzi: Dies Natalis
Holst: The Planets
Colchester Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 6 July 2024, 19.30
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major BWV 1048,
including Hans Keller’s (wordless) Functional Analysis No 13 of the same work (1963)
John Ireland: Concertino Pastorale
Robert Hinchliffe Terpsichore for Cor Anglais and Strings (First performance) – Cor Anglais: Robert Hinchliffe
Carl Nielsen Little Suite, Op.1
Musicians of All Saints, Lewes
Conductor, Sophia Bartlette
Supported by the John Ireland Charitable Trust

Friday 20 September, 13:00
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ
Celebrating Gustav Holst: Piano Recital from Phillip Leslie
Holst: Neptune, The Mystic (transcription)
Bridge: Three Sketches H.68
Britten: Holiday Diary (Early Morning Bathe / Fun-Fair)
Holst: Two Pieces for Piano H.179
Ireland: Sarnia
Phillip Leslie, piano
Included in Gallery admission (donations welcomed)

11 October
St Mark’s Church, Totnes
Works by Ireland & Mussorgsky

12 October
Sidmouth Music Society, Sidmouth
Works by Ireland & Mussorgsky

14 June 2025
Dorchester Abbey, Oxon.
Ireland: Piano Concerto
Orchestra of St John’s
Conductor, John Lubbock OBE