Galway Cathedral Recitals: Summer Concerts 2012
This series, the nineteenth presented in Galway Cathedral, begins and ends with choral concerts. The choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, launches the series on 5 July with, in their own words, “a programme of English choral music from Taverner to Tavener”, while Galway Cathedral Choir and Organ Scholar Robbie Carroll bring it to a close on 9 August with a concert of Haydn, Buxtehude and others.
Another highlight of the series is the concert on 12 July, given by mezzo-soprano Edel O’Brien and John O’Keeffe. Their programme includes Gorecki’s monumental O Domina Nostra, as well as music by Messiaen and Charpentier. Solo organ recitals this year are given by John Kitchen from Edinburgh on 19 July, John Cantrell from the USA on 26 July, and young Korean organist Joonho Park (winner of the 2011 Dublin Organ Competition) on 2 August.
As always, the big screen will allow you to watch the action in detail! – and after each concert you will have a chance to meet the performers over a glass of wine. Details of the performers are already available on this website, and the full programmes will be posted as we receive them.
Full details of the summer series are at http://recitals.galwaycathedral.ie.
Raymond O’Donnell, Director of Music, Galway Cathedral, Ireland