The First 100 years

 

1898     December 7th;

Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

Soloists: Mrs Werner, Miss Holland, Mr Gordon Cleather,

Mr Owen Connolly, and Herr Bast (Violoncello).  At the Piano: Mr Hamilton Harty.

Spofforth, Hail Smiling Morn;  Lassus, Matona Lovely Maiden;

Grandison, The Willow Brook;  Macfarren, Robin Goodfellow; 

Marenzio, Gently Falls the Evening Shade;  Stewart, The Glorious Spring;

Mendelssohn, Hunting Song;  Callcott, Love Wakes and Weeps;

Dowland, Awake Sweet Love;  Morley, Now is the Month of Maying.

 

1899     March 8th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Ogilvie, Mr Reginald Montgomery and Mr Robert Nicol.

            Piano: Miss Mabel King.  Violin: Herr Adolf Wilhelmj.

            Morley, Fire Fire My Heart;  Cradock, The Days That Are No More;

            Jozé, Light Sounds the Harp;  Marenzio, Spring Returns;  Mendelssohn,

On the Sea; Arne-Jackson, Where the Bee Sucks;  Schubert, Dance We So Gaily;

            Keller, The Spring is Long Since Over (duet sung by Mrs and Miss Culwick)

1899     May 6th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Agnes Treacy, Mr Reginald Montgomery.

            Violin: Monsieur Grisard; Violoncello: Miss Kathleen Gibson.

            At the Piano: Mr Herbert Harty

            Callcott, O Snatch Me Swift;  G.A.Macfarren, The Three Fishers;

 Sullivan, Evening;Mornington, Here In Cool Grot;  Culwick, Daybreak;

Pearsall, Sir Patrick Spens; Walmisley, Sweete Floweres;  Leslie,

 Daylight is Fading;  Knyvett, The Bells of St Michael’s Tower;  Rossini, The Carnovale.

 

1899     December 5th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Shellard, Mr Albert Mayston.

            Violin: Mr Arthur Darley.  At the Piano: Mr Herbert Harty.

  1. Cooke, Strike Strike the Lyre; J. Seymour (arr), Savourneen Deelish;

Sullivan, Echoes;  Benet, Weep O Mine Eyes;  Weelkes, To Shorten Winter’s Sadness; Vincent, Where(pt song);  Webbe, When Winds Breathe Soft; 

            Hatton, When Evening’s Twilight;  Bishop, The Fisherman’s Good-night; 

Macfarren, When Icicles Hang by the Wall;  Roeckel, The Wind and the Ocean.

[Solo items included: Intermezzo for Violin and Solo Soprano, with Violin Obbligato, by James C. Culwick.]

1900     December 4th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Agnes Treacy (Soprano), Miss Amanda Wann (Contralto),

            Herr Bast (Violoncello)

            Lassus, Matona Lovely Maiden;  John Ward, Die Not Fond Man; 

            Horsley, Nymphs of the Forest; Danby, Awake Æolian Lyre;

            Pearsall, Who Shall Win My Lady Fair;  James C.Culwick, The Fairies’Song;

            Bishop, The Chough and Crow;  Sterndale Bennett, Come Live With Me;

            Brahms, The Dirge of Darthula;   Frederic James, The Soul’s Longing;

            Eaton Faning, Moonlight.

 

1901     March 16th; Ancient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Elsie Conolly, Mr Gordon Cleather, and

            Monsieur Henri Verbrugghen (Violin).  At the Piano: Mr Herbert Harty.

            Weelkes, As Vesta Was;  Donato, All Ye Who Music Love; 

            Dibdin, The Anchor-smiths;  Hatton, Jack Frost;  Barnby, The Skylark; 

            Macfarren, Break Break on thy Cold Grey Stones O Sea;  Roland Rogers,

The Storm;  James C. Culwick, The War Dance;  Leslie, Song of the Flax-Spinner.


1901     May 17th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Mrs Spencer Kelly, Mr J. C. Doyle and Mr Owen Conolly.

            Violin: Madame Anna Lang.  Accompanist: Miss Constance Greene.

            Pt I – Sacred: Croft, God is Gone Up with a Merry Noise; 

Farrant, Call to Remembrance O Lord; Mendelssohn, Why Rage Fiercely the Heathen?; Palestrina, Let All the People Praise Thee;

            Pt II – Secular: Marenzio, The Shepherd’s Pipes;  Stanford, Corydon Arise;

Pearsall, When Allen-a-dale Went a-Hunting; Leslie, How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps;  James C. Culwick, Flower Song (female voices);  Allen, Dickory Dickory Dock.

 

1901     December 3rd; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Etlinger, Mrs Eason, Mr Dan Jones.

            Violin: Miss Victoria Delany.  At the Piano: Miss Sophie Allen.

            Marenzio, So Saith My Fair;  Gibbons, The Silver Swan;

            Benet, All Creatures Now Are Merry;  Pinsuti, The Sea Hath Its Pearls; 

            Barnby, It Was a Lover and His Lass;  F. Corder, Autumn is Come Again;

            Cowen, Boat Song;  Brahms, The Serenade;  Seymour, Lodore; 

            Sweeting, An April Pastoral;  Martini, Vadasi Via Di Qua.

1902     April 29th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Mrs S. Midgley, Mr J. C.Doyle;             Pianoforte: Signor Esposito, Mr S. Midgley.

            John Ward, Upon a Bank with Roses;  Stewart (arr), The Cruiskeen Lawn;

            Stanford (arr), The Sword of Erin;  Roland Rogers, The River Floweth Strong;

  1. H. Lloyd, The Rosy Dawn; Schira, The Boatman’s Good-night;

            Macfarren, All is Still;  Eaton Faning, The Miller’s Wooing; 

            Elgar, My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land.

 

1902     December 31st; Great Hall, Royal University; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Incorporated Society of Musicians, 18th Annual Conference. Grand Concert .

The Orpheus Choral Society, with The Dublin Glee Singers (Cond.Joseph Seymour) and The Dublin Orchestral Society (Cond.Signor Esposito)

            Pt I. Orchestral.

            Incl. ‘Concert Overture’ by James Culwick, conducted by the composer.

            Pt II. Choral. Stewart, The Haymaker’s Song;  King, Go Lovely Rose;

            Irish melodies arr. Jozé, Far Away & The Irish Reel

 

1903     February 10th; Antient  Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

Soloists: Mrs Jerome Cuthbert (Soprano), Monsieur Henri Verbrugghen (Violin).

            At the piano: Mr  L. H. Summerfield.

  1. H. Lloyd, Come Tuneful Friends; Walmisley, Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount;

Brahms, Vineta;  Samuel Wesley, Exultate Deo; Samuel Reay, The Dawn of Day; James C. Culwick, Spring Song (female voices); Leslie, Thine Eyes so Bright ; Irish Airs arr. Sir R. Stewart: A Place in thy Memory & St Patrick’s Day

 

1903     April 3rd; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor:Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Edith Marks (Soprano), Miss Annie Lord (Piano)

            Mr E. Stanley Redfern (Flute).  Accompanist: Miss Constance Greene

            Barnby, Sleep! the Bird is in its Nest;  Bateson, Oriana’s Farewell;

            Jackson-Corder, The Day that Saw thy Beauty Rise;       Elgar, Spanish Serenade;

            Goss, Lo! Where the Rosy-bosom’d Hours; Leslie, My Love is Fair;

            James C. Culwick, Sunset (part song, words by Florence Culwick);

Rosario Aspa, Can I Cease to Care? (pt song dedicated to the Orpheus Choral Society)

1904     January 26th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

Soloists: Mr Charles Knowles (Baritone), Mr Clyde Twelvetrees (Violoncello).

            Accompanists: Miss Beatrice Skipworth and Miss Constance Greene.

Morley, Shoot False Love I Care Not;  J.Stafford Smith, Flora Now Calleth Forth;

            Mendelssohn, Hunting Song;  Goss, There is Beauty on the Mountain;

            Dudley Buck, Hymn to Music;  Barnby, Silent Night; 

            James C. Culwick, Lycidas;  Elgar, Weary Wind of the West.


1904     March 22nd; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Queenie Eaton (Soprano), Mr F. Moore Mease (Bass),

            Monsieur Henri Verbrugghen (Violin).

Accompanists: Mr L. H. Summerfield, Mr H.G. Loveday, and Signor Palmieri.

  1. Waelrent, Ye Singers All; Thomas Linley, Let Me Careless; Stanford, Diaphenia; J. C. Marks, Sleep Baby;  Moscheles, The Village Chorister; Wood, Full Fathom Five;

            Percy Pitt, A Love Symphony;  Corder, I Love the Jocund Dance;

            Hiles, Hushed in Death;  G. W. Torrance, Dry be that Tear.

1904     December 6th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Mrs Riddall (Soprano), Mrs A. McC.Stewart (Contralto).

Violin: Mr Joshua Watson. Accompanists: Miss Maude Townshend & Miss Ida Elsner.

  1. A. Dicks, The Unseen Choir; Gibbons, O That the Learned Poets;

            James C. Culwick, Christmas Bells;  A. H. Mann, Lord Ullin’s Daughter;

            Benet, O Sleep Fond Fancy;  Von Moellendorff, Night-whispers;

            Irish airs arr. Stanford & Jozé.

[Solo items included: Andante and Variations from Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, played by Mr Joshua Watson and Dr Culwick]   

1905     February 7th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Queenie Eaton (Soprano), Mr E. Gordon Cleather (Baritone),

            Miss Maud Fletcher (Violoncello).  At the Piano: Miss Constance Greene.

            Pinsuti, In this Hour of Softened Splendour;  John Ward, Hope of My Heart;

            Attwood, To All that Breathe the Air of Heaven;  Parry, In Praise of Song; 

  1. Bell (arr), Ye Banks and Braes; Palestrina, When Flow’ry Meadows Deck the Year;

Challinor, Is My Lover on the Sea?;  Hatton, Now Let us Make the Welkin Ring;

            Torrance, A Dream within a Dream (dedicated to the Orpheus Choral Society,

Dublin,1904).

 

1905     April 11th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Madame Gertrude Drinkwater (Soprano),

            Monsieur Henri Verbrugghen (Violin).  Accompanist: Mr Arthur Oulton.

            Francis Hutchinson, Return my Lovely Maid; Sir R. Stewart, Merry Bells;

            Charles Wood, How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps;  Salaman, April;

            Bishop, Hark! Apollo Strikes the Lyre;  Harold White, The Silent Land;

  1. H. Mann, Lord Ullin’s Daughter; Spohr, Thoughts of Spring;

            James C. Culwick, Spring (choral rondo).

 

1905     November 28th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Nan Stack (Soprano), Mr Robert Harrison (Tenor),

            Miss Eldina Bligh (Violin).  At the Piano: Mr Arthur Oulton.

            Callcott, O Snatch Me Swift;  James C. Culwick, Daybreak (choral glee);

Sullivan, Evening;  Mornington, Here in Cool Grot;  Pearsall, Sir Patrick Spens;

            Macfarren, The Three Fishers;  Walmisley, Sweete Floweres; 

            Leslie, Daylight is Fading;  Knyvett-Stewart, The Bells of St Michael’s Tower.

 

1906     February 6th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Lizzie Gorman (Contralto), Mr Albert Fransella (Flute),

            Mr Montague Borwell (Baritone).

            At the Piano: Signor Palmieri and Mr Arthur Oulton

            Gibbons, Ah! Dere Heart (madrigal); Bateson, Sister, Awake (madrigal)

  1. Coleridge-Taylor, Dead in the Sierras (part song)

            Callcott, Once upon my Cheek (glee); Elgar, Lullaby (choral song)

            Joseph H. Adams, Sunrise (part song); Leslie, Up, Up, Ye Dames (part song)

            Irish air arr. Jozé, The Capture of Cremona.


1906     April 3rd; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Kate Cherry (Soprano), Mr E. K. Figgis (Tenor),

            Monsieur Henri Verbrugghen (Violin).  At the Piano: Mr Arthur Oulton.

Walmisley, Music All Powerful;  Michael Watson, Night;  Croce, Cynthia Thy Song; Beale, Come Let us Join the Roundelay;  Bishop, Now Tramp o’er Moss and Fell; G. W. Martin, All Hail! Thou Queen of Night;  Elgar, Lullaby;  Raff, Joy in Spring; MacFarren, Robin Goodfellow.

 

1906     November 27th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Mrs Monsell (Soprano), Mr Alexander Tucker (Bass),

            Miss Kathleen Gibson (Violoncello).  Accompanist: Miss Constance Greene.

            Tomkins, Fusca In Thy Starry Eyes;  Stafford Smith, Blest Pair of Sirens;

Jozé (arr), Arranmore Boat Song;  Eaton Faning, How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps; H. Waldo Warner, The Message-bringers;  F. Berger, Night Lovely Night;

            Stanford, Sweet Love for Me;  C. H. Lloyd, Before Me Careless Lying;

            Peter Cornelius, The Tempest.

 

1907     February 19th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

            Soloists: Madame Joan Holland (Contralto), Mr Alfred Heather (Tenor).

            Signor Esposito (Pianoforte).  Accompanist: Mr Arthur Oulton.

Dr Greene, I Will Sing of Thy Power O God;  Battishill, Call to Remembrance O Lord; S. Bennett, God is a Spirit;  S. Wesley, In Exitu Israel;

            James C. Culwick, Fairy Song;  Brahms, The Dirge of Darthula;

Marenzio, Gently Falls the Evening Shade;  Pearsall, Who Shall Win  My Lady Fair?

1907     April 23rd; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Dr Culwick

Soloists: Miss Winifred Marwood (Soprano), Mr Montague Borwell (Baritone),

            Monsieur Kalman Ronay (Violin).  Accompanist: Mr Arthur Oulton

            Dowland, Awake Sweet Love; Morley, Now is the Month of Maying;       

            Challinor, Is my Lover on the Sea;  Coleridge Taylor, Dead in the Sierras;

Elgar, My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land; Barnby, It was a Lover and his Lass; Eaton Faning, Moonlight ; Stewart (arr),The Cruiskeen Lawn.

1914     February 10th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Miss Culwick’s Choral Society (Choir of Mixed Voices)

            Soloists: Miss Dilys Jones (Vocalist), Mr Clyde Twelvetrees (Violoncello).

            At the Piano: Miss Nora Geoghegan, Rev. Arthur Oulton, Mr Wilfred Wells.

            Coleridge-Taylor, The Lee Shore;  Schubert, God in the Thunderstorm;

            Brahms, Mary Magdalene;  Colin Taylor, Bright is the Ring of Words;

Dowland, Come Again Sweet Days;  Bateson, Camella Fair Tript o’er the Plain; C. Wood, How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps;  W. W. Starmer, Pack Clouds Away;  Macferren, The Cuckoo Sings in the Poplar Tree.

1914     April 28th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Miss Culwick’s Choral Society (Ladies’ Choir)

            Soloists: Mrs Q. McC. Stewart and Mr Albert Fransella (Flute)

1914     Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Mr Percy Whitehead (accompanied by Rev. R. Arthur Oulton), and

            Miss Jenny Cullen, Violin (acccompanied by Miss Ailie Cullen)

1915     January 14th; Antient Concert Rooms; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Miss Culwick’s Choral Society (Choir of Mixed Voices)

            Concert in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund

            Soloists: Mr Montague Borwell & Miss Kathleen Stokes (Vocalists) &

            Mr Clyde Twelvetrees (Violoncello); At the Piano: Mr T. H. Weaving & Mr Wilfred Wells.

            Belgian National Anthem;  The Marseillaise  Hymn;

Walmisley, Music All Powerful;  E. A. Macdowell, Slumber Song & The Brook;

Coleridge-Taylor, Loud he Sang the Psalm of David;  Purcell, With Drooping Wings; Battle Song & Irish Reel, arr. Dr. Jozé; Russian National Anthem;  God Save the King.


1915     March 11th; Aberdeen Hall, Gresham Hotel; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Miss Culwick’s Choral Society, Open Night.

            Soloists: Miss Harper, Mr F. Moore Mease, Mr Wilfred Wells and

            Mrs Boxwell (Solo Pianoforte)

            Sullivan, The Beleaguered;  Monteverdi, Thine am I Dearest; 

Edward German, Sleeping; Stanford, The Little Admiral; Hatton, The Urchins’Dance; Morley, Arise Awake; Haydn, Maiden Fair, O Deign to Tell (humorous serenade); Irish airs: My Dear One Has Gone, arr J. C. Culwick; The Kilkenny Cats, arr Stanford

1919     April 10th; Aberdeen Hall, Gresham Hotel; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Miss Culwick’s Choral Society (Choir of Ladies’ Voices)

            Soloists: Miss Bessie Ruthven (Piano), Mr T. W. Hall (Vocalist)

            At the Piano: Miss Madeleine Moore

Henry Lawes, The Captive Lover; W. W. Starmer, Sleep, Baby, Sleep; Sinigaglia, The Greenfinch; Cecil Forsyth, Whoso Hears a Chiming; Julius Harrison, Most Gentle Moor; Brahms, Lament from Ossian’s Fingal; Morley, Ho, Who Comes Here; Battista Martini, A Measure to Pleasure your Leisure; Cynthia C. Cox, Upon Mistress Susanna Southwell, her Feet Irish melody arr. Larchet, Believe me, if all those Endearing Young Charms; 16th c air arr. Percy E. Fletcher, The Staines Morris

 

1920     February 26th; Aberdeen Hall, Gresham Hotel;  Conductor: Florence Culwick

1922     April 3rd; Abbey Theatre; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Jean Nolan (Vocalist), Miss Dina Copeman (Piano)

            Accompanist: Mrs Sidfrid Fannin

Ernest Bryson, Drum Taps (setting of Walt Whitman’s poem, with drum solos by Mr Clement Roberts); Dr Callcott, O Snatch me Swift;  John Ireland, Cradle Song; Songs: I Bow, Submissive, The Outgoing of the Boats (Celtic hymn), Robin Goodfellow.

1923     March 3rd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Dilys Jones, Mr Vernon Harriss, Signor Grossi (Violin)

            At the Piano: Mr C. W. Wilson

            Byrd, Justorum Animae; Tschaikovsky, Russia’s Prayer  & The Legend

            Elgar, Go Song of Mine; S. Coleridge-Taylor, Sea Drift

Irish airs arr. Larchet & Jozé;  English folksongs arr. Vaughan Williams & Holst

 

1923     December 18th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Madame Borel, Miss Rhoda Coghill (Piano)

            At the Piano: Mr Turner Huggard

Walmisley, Music All Powerful;  Armstrong Gibbs, A Cradle Song &A Litany; Brahms, Night Watch II & The Hump-back’d Fiddler;  Darke, There is a Lady; Rootham, The Twa Sisters o’ Binnorie;  Irish airs arr. Stanford;

            Russian folk song arr Fagge;  Old Scots ballad arr Roberton.

 

1925     March 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Stanford Programme, with Miss Phyllis Reeves, Miss Rhona Clark (Piano),

            Miss Nancie Lord’s String Quartet, Mr Percy Whitehead.

            At the Piano: Mrs Boxwell.

            Unaccompanied chorus: Justorum Animae, Eternal Father

            Part songs: Plighted, Wilderspin, The Blue Bird, The Train, Fairy Noon,

            Fair Phyllis, Corydon Arise.

 

1926     February 4th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Renée Flynn, Mr Rowland Owen, Miss Ida Starkie (Cello)

            At the Piano: Mr Turner Huggard

            Pearsall, Sir Patrick Spens (ballad dialogue chorus)

            Madrigals by Morley, Dowland & Lassus

            Folksongs arr. Stanford & Bantock

            Graham Godrey, The Golden Journey to Samarkand (choral ballad)


1927     January 27th; Conductors: Florence Culwick & Petite O’Hara

            With Miss Petite O’Hara’s Orchestra

            Soloists: Madame Borel, Miss Hilda Dobbs, Mr Victor Cole

            At the Piano: Miss Dorothy Stokes

            Wesley, In Exitu Israel (nonet); Purcell, Dido and Aeneas

            Choral works by Arensky, Debussy & Brahms

            Folksongs arr. Stanford & Whittaker

1927     April 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductors: Florence Culwick & Dr J. F. Larchet

            Beethoven Memorial Concert

            Solo violin: Miss Petite O’Hara; Solo Vocalist: Mr Frank Cowle

            Quartet: Madame Borel, Miss Olive Gilbert, Mr Victor Cole, Mr Robert Irwin

            Mozart, Requiem; Beethoven, Dervishes’ Chorus (male voices),

            A Calm Sea and a Prosperous Voyage (chorus)

1927     September 22nd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Miss Laelia Fineberg, Mr Robert Irwin, Mr Frank Cowle and

            Miss Rhona Clark (Piano).  Accompanist: Miss Dorothy Stokes

            Bach, Come ye Daughters (from St Matthew Passion)

            Two Russian choral songs; Folksongs arr. Stanford & Whittaker

            Weelkes, As Vesta was from Latmos Hill (madrigal)

            Vaughan Williams, Sound Sleep;  E.T.Davies, The Fairy Glen

1928     January 26th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

Soloists: Miss Dorothy Silk, Mr Robert Irwin (Baritone), Miss Rhoda Coghill (Piano)

            At the Piano: Miss Dorothy Stokes

            Vaughan Williams, O Praise the Lord of Heaven (motet)

            Gerrard Williams, A Cycle of the Sea (choral suite)

            Part songs by Walford Davies, Coleridge Taylor & Arkhangelsky

            Folksongs arr. Molyneux Palmer, Jozé & Whittaker

 

1928     March 24th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloist: Mr Clyde Twelvetrees (Cello)

            Meyerbeer, 91st Psalm

            Granville Bantock, Vanity of Vanities

 

1928     November 22nd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Percy Whitehead (Vocalist),  Arthur Franks (Violin).

            Madrigals by Morley, Benet, Bateson, Gibbons, Dowland, Byrd.

            Part songs by Armstrong Gibbs.

1929     March 21st; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Florence Culwick

            Soloists: Bella Baillie (Soprano), Robert Irwin (Baritone); Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes.

Bach, Sanctus from B Minor Mass;  Choruses by Parry, Elgar & Armstrong Gibbs;

Holst, Three choruses from The coming of Christ

1930     March 27th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Renee Flynn (Soprano); Nancie Lord (Violin); Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes.

            Byrd, O Magnum Mysterium; Charles Wood, Glory and Honour and Laud;

Sullivan, Wreaths for our Graves; Folk songs arranged for male voices;

            Songs arranged for female voices. 

 

1930     December 16th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Mr Ronald Bridgett (Bass Baritone), Mr Fred Stone (Piano)

            Carols, Christmas songs, Folksongs, Madrigals

1931     April 18th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Ida Starkie-O’Reilly (Cello), Robert Irwin (Baritone); Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Parry, Songs of Farewell; Bach, Sing ye to the Lord (motet)


1931     December 3rd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Elgar Concert

            Soloists: Miss Jean Nolan (Soprano), Mr Arthur Franks (Violin)

            At the Piano: Miss Dorothy Stokes

            Elgar: Angelus, Love’s Tempest, Serenade, Deep in My Soul,

            My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Go Song of Mine, Death on the Hills,

            O Happy Eyes, O Wild West Wind.

 

1932     April 12th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor:Turner Huggard

            Soloist: Keith Falkner; At the Piano: Dorothy Stokes

            Vaughan Wiliams, Mass in G minor

            Vaughan Williams, Folksongs

 

1932     December 3rd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloist: Keith Falkner; At the Piano: Dorothy Stokes

            Stanford, Coelos Ascendit Hodie; Holst, Sing me the Men

            Rutland Boughton, Burglar Bill (a choral tragedy)

            Bruch, Morning Song of Praise; Folksongs         

1933     March 16th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Madge Bradbury (Piano), Robert McCullagh (Tenor).

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

Stanford, Beati quorum Via & Eternal Father; Thomas H. Weaving, Glen of Aherloe;

            Folk songs by J. Seymour, G.H.P.Hewson, etc.

1933     October 17th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Irish National Music League Concert

            Soloists: Miss Olive Gilbert (Contralto), Mr Clifford Bradshaw (Tenor),

            The Quiristers (Quartette); At the Piano: Mr Fred Stone

            Stanford: Coelos Ascendit Hodie & Beati Quorum Via

            Elgar: Angelus, Love’s Tempest, Serenade

            Folksongs arr. Stanford, Bantock, Vaughan Williams

1933     December 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloist: Roy Henderson (Baritone); At the Piano: Dorothy Stokes

Bach, Sing ye to the Lord (motet for double choir); Bruch, Morning Song of Praise; Parry, There is an old belief; Charles Wood, Glory and Honour and Laud

            Songs by Elgar, Purcell, Sweeting, Ley & Dyson

            Christmas songs by Tustin Baker, Sweelinck & Parry

 

1934     March 15th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloist: Robert Irwin; Duets for two pianos: Dorothy Stokes & Alice Bell

            Godfrey Sampson: O Waly Waly, My Boy Tammy, Hen Nonny No

Armstrong Gibbs, Songs of Enchantment;  Irish folksongs arr. Mullinar, Darke, Jozé. Brahms, New Love Songs (op.65)

1934     December 6th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Renée Flynn, Rhona Marshall; At the Piano: Dorothy Stokes

            Byrd, Siderum Rector; Weelkes, On the Plains Fairy Trains

            Morley, My Bonny Lass she Smileth; Songs by Webbe, Parry, Stanford

Vaughan Williams (arr.), The Turtle Dove; Rimsky-Korsakov (arr.), Spinning-top

 

1935     January 9th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Irish National Music League Concert

            Soloists: Madge Bradbury, Frank Cowle; At the Piano: Mrs Alice Yoakley

            [Same choir programme as December 6th, 1934]


1935     November 28th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Mabel Hone, Michael O’Higgins

            Duets for two pianos: Dorothy Stokes & Alice Yoakley

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Granville Bantock, Spirit of Night; Walton, A Litany

            Healey Willan, In youth is Pleasure; Elgar, The Music Makers

            Songs by P. Napier Miles, Arthur Warrell & Arthur Duff

1936     March 19th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Renée Flynn (Soprano), Nancie Lord (Violin)

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Charles Wood, Glory and Honour and Laud; César Antonovitch Cui, Radian

Stars; Holst (arr.),Matthew Mark Luke and John

            Madrigals by Dowland & Morley

Folksongs arr. Stanford, John Vine, C. H. Lloyd, Gordon Jacob & Granville Bantock

1937     February 8th; RDS; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Olive Barrett (Soprano), Reginald Hall (Baritone)

            At the Piano: Dorothy Stokes

            Madrigals, Folksongs, Part Songs

1937     March 18th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: C. Sauerzweig (Oboe); Robert McCullagh (Tenor).

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Anthems by Stanford; Madrigals by Gibbons, Weelkes, Dowland, Morley;

 Folk songs.

1937     December 9th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

Soloists: Percy Whitehead (Baritone); Laura Black & Margaret Lawson (Violins). Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Christmas carols, madrigals, part songs & arrangements of folk songs.

1938     April 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists : Robert McCullagh (Tenor), Thomas Attwooll, (Baritone).

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Parry, The Pied Piper of Hamelin; Rutland Boughton, Young Herchard

1938     December 8th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Dorothy Stokes & Alice Yoakley (Duets for two pianos),

            James Johnston (Tenor)

Thomas Ford, Since First I Saw Your Face; Dowland, Sleep Wayward Thoughts;

            Lassus, Hark! Hark! The Echo Falling; Weelkes, To Shorten Winter’s Sadness

            Bach: How shall I fitly meet thee, Here yet awhile (St Matthew Passion),

            Glory to God (Christmas Oratorio), Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.

            Folksongs

1939     March 23rd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Elsie Suddaby (Soprano), Maurice Jacobson (Piano)

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Carissimi (arr. Shaw), I Triumph! I Triumph!

            Purcell (arr. Roberton), The Mavis; Gordon Jacob, The Countryman’s Life

            Parry, Songs of Farewell; Henry Lawes (arr. Whittaker), The Angler’s Song

            Songs by Armstrong Gibbs, Reginald Redman and Desmond MacMahon


1940     April 18th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Dorothy Marshall (Vocalist), Charles Lynch (Piano).

            C.S. Lang, Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing; 

            Arthur Warrell (arr), Low Down in the Broom (with Baritone solo);

            Purcell, arr Geoffrey Troy, I Attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly;

Stanford, Beati Quorum Via & Diaphenia;  Parry, Music When Soft Voices Die;

            Rutland Boughton, Faery Chorus;  Elgar, Lullaby (In Hammersbach);

            F.H.Cowan, arr Alec Rowley, Border Ballad (male voices);

Herbert Hughes (arr), Norah O’Neale; Dyson (arr), Ho-ro My Nut Brown Maiden;

Vaughan Williams (arr), A Farmer’s Son So Sweet;  Whittaker (arr), Bobby Shaftoe; Leslie Woodgate (arr), The Farmer’s Boy.

1940     December 12th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Clyde Twelvetrees (Cello), Robert Irwin (Baritone)

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Elgar, Peace Gentle Peace; Arthur Warrell (arr.), A Gallery Carol

Schubert (arr. Bairstow), Evening Glow; Tustin Baker, Sing O Sing this Blessed Morn

  1. Balfour Gardiner, News from Whydah; Kenneth Finlay, Echoes

            Eric Thiman (arr.), To Celia & O No John; Bairstow, The Dawn of Song

            Marie Cowan (arr. Wood), Waltzing Matilda

  1. Molyneux Palmer, The Robin (dedicated to Turner Huggard)

           

1941     March 27th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: Renée Collinson (Piano)

            Soloists: Eileen Clancy, Olive McHugh, Richard Midgley, Frank Cowle.

Vaughan Williams, Mass in G Minor;  Madrigals;  Irish songs arranged by Herbert Hughes;  English folk songs.

1941     December 1st; RDS; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Stanford, Beati Quorum; Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring;

            Parry, There is an Old Belief; etc.

1942     March 19th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Isidore Shlaen (Violin), Reginald Hall (Baritone)

            Accompanists: Dorothy Stokes & Alice Yoakley

            Madrigals by Morley, Gibbons, Dowland & Bartlet

Stanford, Songs of the Fleet (with R.Hall); George Dyson, Three Songs of Praise

            Elgar, My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land; Folksongs arr. Edgar Deale

 

1942     April 13th; Gaiety Theatre; Conductor: Capt. J. M. Doyle

            April 19th; Gaiety Theatre; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Chorus and Orchestra of Three-hundred (Leader: Terry O’Connor)

            Combined choirs of DGOS, Culwick, Turner Huggard’s Oratorio Choir,

            University of Dublin Choral Society, UCD Musical Society.

            Soloists: Rita Lynch (Soprano), Patricia Blake (Alto),

            James Johnston (Tenor), Hooton Mitchell (Bass)

            Handel, Messiah  [Bi-Centenary Performances]

1942     Decmber 3rd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Soloists: Dorothy Stokes & Alice Yoakley (Duets for two pianos)

Handel, Then Round about the Starry Throne (Samson), Holy Art Thou (Largo)

Bach, Jesu Priceless Treasure (motet); Bach (arr. Besly), Enrich us with thy bounty

            Folksongs arr. Stanford, Whittaker, Thiman & Roberton

            Songs by Granville Bantock, Grieg, H. Balfour Gardiner & C. S. Lang

 

1943     April 8th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

Guest artists: New Dublin Trio (Madge Bradbury, Piano; Posy Schreider, Violin;

            Eric de Courcy, Cello)

            Granville Bantock, A Pageant of Human Life; Haydn, Maiden Fair;

            Stanford, Blue Bird; etc.


1943     December 9th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Guest artist: Claud Biggs (Piano)

            Edward J. Dent, O Praise God in His Holiness; Praetorius, Christmas Song

            Warrell, Bethlehem Night & A Gallery Carol

            Madrigals by Weelkes, Dowland, Benet & Farmer

            Stanford, Paudrig Crohoore (Irish ballad)

Folksongs arr. Whittaker, Warrell, Gerrard Williams, Henry Ley & Edgard Deale

1944     March 30th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Turner Huggard

            Guest artists: Michael O’Higgins (Baritone), Sighle Larchet (Harp)

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Brahms, O Rend the Heavens (motet, op 74 no.2)

            Elgar, Go Song of Mine (chorus, op 57); Parry, Music When Soft Voices Die

            Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs (with M. O’Higgins)

Edgar Deale, Breathe a Gay Good-Night & An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog

            Folksongs arr. Holst, John Vine, Peter Warlock & T. B. Lawrence

1944     December 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artists: Madge Bradbury (Songs at Piano); Isidore Shlaen (Violin).

            Parry, There is an old Belief (Tribute to Turner Huggard);

            Alec Rowley, Five English Pastorals; Bach, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring;

            Handel, In Praise of Laughter.

1945     March 22nd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: W. F. Watt (Tenor);  Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Dowland, 3 songs; William J. Watson, The Soul’s Desire;

            George Dyson, Three Songs of Courage;  Part songs, arranged by Parry,

            Herbert Hughes, etc.; Tenor solos.

1945     December 6th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: Rhoda Coghill (Piano); Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Praetorius, Christmas Song; Richard Terry, Myn Lyking;

            Wilbye, Draw on Sweet Night; Walford Davies, The Three Jovial Huntsmen;             J.F.Larchet (arr.), Ceol Bhaile an Doire.

 

1946     April 11th; Mansion House, Round Room; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artists: Terry O’Connor (Violin); Norman Myers (Baritone).

Bach, Jesu Priceless Treasure (chorale);  Bach, The Spirit Also Helpeth Us (motet);

  1. A. Chambers, This Happy Easter Morn (chorale); Negro Spirituals.

1946     December 5th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: Gwendolen Mason (Harp)

            Christmas songs; Folksongs; Songs by Purcell, Stanford, etc.;

            Britten, A Ceremony of Carols (Ladies of Choir & Harpist)

            Harp solos.

1947     March 27th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: Ole Henrik Mo (Piano)

            Morley, Three madrigals; Bach, I wrestle and pray (motet);

            William J. Watson, Sleep & Weep you no more; J.F. Larchet, The Legend of             Lough Rea; Irish Folk songs arranged by Edgar Deale, Herbert Hughes, etc.

1947     December 4th; Metropolitan Hall; Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: Charles Lynch (Piano)

            Byrd, Mass for Four Voices; Joseph Groocock, Five Nursery Rhymes;

            Christmas carols.


1948     March 18th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            With The Dublin String Orchestra

            Bach, Sleepers Wake (Cantata No.140);

            Armstrong Gibbs, Songs of Enchantment; Folksongs.

            Orchestra: Boyce symphony + pieces by Turina, Barber & Ireland.

1948     December 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor Alice Yoakley

            JUBILEE CONCERT

            Guest artist: Robert Irwin (Baritone);  Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Dowland, Awake Sweet Love;  Marenzio, Gently Falls the Evening Shade;

Gibbons, Ah! Dere Heart Why Do You Rise?;  Morley, Now is the Month of Maying;

            Gilbert Esplin, Cradle Song;  Rutland Boughton, Faery Chorus;  

            Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs (with Baritone soloist);

            Folksongs arr. Roberton, Holst & John Vine.

1949     March 31st; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artists: Jaroslav Vanecek & Kveta Mrazota (Violins);

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Anthems by Tallis & Weelkes; Brahms, Marienlieder;

            Songs by Thomas Armstrong, Eric H. Thiman & Ernest Walton,

            Edgar Deale & Vaughan Williams.

1949     December 1st; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: Michael O’Higgins (Baritone)

            Brahms, Part songs op.17 (Ladies)

            Byrd, Lullaby My Sweet Little Baby; Christmas carols; Folksongs.

1950     March 23rd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artist: Francis Engel (Piano)

            Bach, Sanctus & Dona Nobis Pacem (from B minor Mass);

            Folksongs arranged by Vaughan Williams, Larchet and Stanford Robinson;

            Part songs and madrigals.

1950     September 29th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Otto Matzerath

            With Cor Radio Eireann & Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra;

            John Beckett, Harpsichord;

Soloists: Margaret Field-Hyde, Anne Wood; Ronald Bristol & Owen Brannigan.

            Bicentenary of Bach’s death; Concert sponsored by MAI.

            Bach, B minor Mass.

1950     November 29th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artists: The Hughes-D’Albert-Hentschel Trio (Anthony Hughes, Piano;

            François D’Albert, Violin;  Wolfram Hentschel, Cello)

            Folksongs arranged by Holst & Vaughan Williams

            Partsongs; Edgar Deale, Three Christmas Songs; Motet by Sweelink

 

1951     April 13th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Albert Van Raalte

            With Cor Radio Eireann & Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra

            Soloists: Michael O’Higgins (Baritone); Joan Fullerton (Soprano)

            Brahms, Requiem

1951     December 6th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artists: Joan & Valerie Trimble (Pianos)

            Parry, The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Richard Midgley, tenor; Jack Harte, bass);

            Part songs; Christmas songs.

1952     March 28th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Brian Boydell

            With RESO and Choir

            Soloists: Ada Alsop (Soprano); Eric Greene (Tenor); A. J. Potter (Bass).

            Handel, Oratorio Alexander’s Feast;  Handel, Orchestral pieces.


1952     December 4th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Sylvia Fannin

            Accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Guest artists: Austin Gaffney (Baritone) & Raymond Flynn (Oboe);

            Palestrina, Missa Brevis;  Part songs;  Solo items.

1953     April 16th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            An Tostal Concert – Music by Irish Composers

            Guest artists: Joan & Valerie Trimble (Pianos)

            Part songs by Dowland, William J. Watson, Havelock Nelson;

Arrangements by Edgar Deale, J. F. Larchet, Herbert Hughes & E. O Gallachobhair;

            Stanford, Justorum Animae.

1953     December 10th; Metropolitan Hall; Guest conductor: Joseph Groocock

Guest artists: Jaroslav Vanecek and Rhona Marshall (Violin and Piano duets) Parry motet ‘There is an old belief’; Byrd, seven motets; John S.Beckett ‘I sing of a maiden’;Britten ‘Ballad of green broom’; ‘O Waly Waly’ arr.Reginald Redman; Herbert Howells ‘Here is the little door’; Christmas Carols arr. Ralph Greaves, Rutland Boughton and Edgar Deale

1954     April 1st; Metropolitan Hall; Guest conductor:Joseph Groocock Guest artist: Charles Lynch (Piano) Cruger-Bach’Herzliebster Jesu’; Bach, ‘Nun freut euch’; E.J. Moeran ‘Phyllida and Corydon’; Folk songs arr. Stanford, Deale, Groocock, Vaughan Williams

1954     November 25th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Joseph Groocock Guest artists:Harold Gray (Bass),Maeve Broderick (Violin). Accompanist: Madge Bradbury. Madrigals by John Bennett, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, H.Waelrent. Part songs by Brahms,Stanford,T..W.Armstrong, Elgar, Granville Bantock, Vaughan Williams.  ‘Waltzing Matilda’, Marie Cowan, arr. ThomasWood. Carols by Arthur S. Warrell, Healey Willan, C. Armstrong Gibbs, Edgar Deale (arr.)

1955     March 30th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Joseph Groocock Guest artists: Douglas Cameron (Cello), Charles Lynch (Piano) Bach, four motets; Thomas Talis ‘The Lamentations of Jeremiah’; Moore’s melodies arr.Stanford; Folksongs arr. Groocock and George Dyson

1955     December 3rd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Joseph Groocock Accompanist: Ivy Kevelighabn Christmas music for schools and colleges

1955     December 8th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Joseph Groocock

            Bach, Jesu Priceless Treasure;  Tallis, The Lamentation of Jeremiah;

            Edgar Deale, Songs from Shakespeare (Conductor Olive Smitha),

Vaughan Williams, Linden Lea;  Folksongs arr. Gerrard Williams & E. J. Moeran.

            Edgar Deale (arr), The Lark in the Clear Air (men’s voices)

            Holst, Lullay My Liking;  Pearsall, In Dulci Jubilo; Willan, The Three Kings;

            Kitson (arr), O Leave Your Sheep;  Wood (arr), Blessed be That Maid Mary.

1956     April 10th; The Four Provinces House, Dublin; Conductor: Joseph Groocock Soloist: William Young, Baritone; Accompanist: Alicia A. Turnbull Five Elizabethan lyrics by Armstrong Gibbs; Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli;  Folk songs arr. Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Hugh S. Robertson, George Dyson.

1956     November 29th; The Philip’s[sic] Concert Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin; Conductor: Joseph Groocock Grieg, Psalms,Opus 74, (Soloist: Reginald Hall). Tudor Group, under the baton of Sylvia Fannin: songs by Morley, Wilbye, Dowland and Tomkins. Alec Rowley, The Sailor’s Garland. Carols arr. Arthur Warrell, Michael Head and Eric Thiman.


1956     December 8th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Joseph Groocock Accompanist:Ivy Kevelighan

Christmas music for schools and colleges.

1957     December 7th; The Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Joseph Groocock Accompanist: Julian Dawson Christmas music for schools and colleges

1957     March 28th; The Philips Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin;

Conductor: Joseph Groocock; Soloist: Celia Arieli, Pianoforte Gerald Finzi, Poems by Robert Bridges. Monteverdi, Messa a 4 voci da cappella (Quartet: Margaret Folan, Hazel Morris, Edward Felton, Edgar Deale) Folk songs arr. Vaughan Williams

1957     November 28th; The Philips Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin;

Conductor: Joseph Groocock;

Soloist: Mary O’Brien, violin; Accompanist: Kitty O’Callaghan Madrigals by Thomas Weelkes; Elgar Centenary Music (songs); Christmas music (Praetorius, Bach, Warrell)

1958     March 27th; The Philips Hall, Clonskeagh; Conductor: Joseph Groocock

            Accompanist: Ivy Kevelighan (Piano)

            Soloists: Sheila Larchet (Harp); Norman Myers (Bass).

            Madrigals by Morley, Dowland & Thomas Vautor;

            Holst, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (Ladies voices + harp)

            Matyas Seiber, Yugoslav Folk Songs

1959     February 12th; St Francis Xavier Hall; Guest Conductor: Frederic Jackson

            Chorus Mistress: M. Olive Smith

            Guest artist: Florence Ryan (Piano)

            Madrigals by Morley, Ford, Wilbye, Dowland & Bennet

            Bach, O Praise the Lord (motet 6)

            Vaughan Williams, The Twenty-third Psalm & Valiant-for-Truth

            Kodály, Hymn to King Stephen; Bartók, Four Slovak Folksongs

            Britten, Old Joe has gone Fishing

1959     December 5th; Metropolitan Hall; Guest Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges

            Accompanist: Victor Leeson

            Christmas carols, some with audience participation

 

1959     December 10th; St Francis Xavier Hall; Guest Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Guest artists: Maeve & Brenda Cunningham (Piano)

            Brahms, Liebeslieder;

Christmas carols arranged by John Vine, David Stanley Smith & Arthur Warrell.

            Original compositions by Herbert Howells & C. Armstrong Gibbs.

            Arrangements by Edgar Deale.

1960     March 31st; St Francis Xavier Hall; Guest Conductor: Alice Yoakley

            Soloist: Dennis Noble (Baritone); Piano accompanist: Dorothy Stokes

            Songs by Barber;  Religious works by Schütz, A. Scarlatti & J.C.Bach;

            Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs

1960     December 15th; Abbey Lecture Hall; Guest Conductor: Brian Boydell

            With Dublin String Quartet & Dorothy Stokes, Piano

            Richard Dering, Quem Vidistis Pastores; Byrd, Laudibus in Sanctis;

            A.J.Potter, The Night & Epigram on a Sleeping Friend;

Kodaly, Jesus and the Traders; Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb; Warlock, Three Carols.

 


1961     April 13th; The Abbey Lecture Hall, Dublin; Deputy Conductor: M. Olive Smith;

Guest Conductor: Seoirse Bodley; Soloists: Mary Gallagher (violin) Rhona Marshall (piano); Mendelssohn songs; Carl Orff, Concento di Voci; Benjamin Britten, Five Flower Songs,Bartok, Two songs for ladies’ voices; Matyas Seiber, Three Hungarian Folk Songs.

1961     November 29th; Francis Xavier Hall; Guest Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artists: Doris Kogh (1st Flute), Margit Steinbart (2nd Flute); Brigid Mooney (Cello).

            Bach, O Praise the Lord & Jesu Priceless Treasure (motets)

Stravinsky, Cantata (for soprano, tenor, female chorus & instrumental ensemble)

            Christmas carols, arr. Leslie Woodgate, Bernhardt Westund & Grdner Read.

1961     December 9th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Dr Brian Boydell; Accompanist: Dr Seoirse Bodley Christmas music for schools and colleges

1962     April 14th; Olympia Theatre; Conductor: Tibor Paul

            With the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society and Singers,

            and the Olivian Singers.

            Soloists: Lucilla Indrigo, Bernadette Greevy, Dermot Troy & James Shaw.

            Bach, Mass in B Minor

1962     November 22nd; Francis Xavier Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artist: Charles Lynch (Piano)

Praetorius: En Natus est Emmanuel, Puer Natus in Bethleem, Lobt Gott ihr Christen, Puer Nobis Nascitus;  Marenzio, Hodie Christus Natus Est;

Hindemith: Lady’s Lament, Troopers’Drinking Song,Six Chansons on Poems by Rilke

            Britten, Hymn to St. Cecilia;  Gabrieli, Quem Vidistis Pastores;

            Spanish 16th c Christmas carols.

1962     December 8th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Brian Boydell; Accompanist: Joseph Groocock Christmas music for schools and colleges

1963     March 27th; St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin War Requiem, Opus 66, by Benjamin Britten (First performance in Ireland) Conducted by Tibor Paul Soloists: Heather Harper (soprano), David Galliver (tenor),Donald Bell (bass) Culwick Choral Society (augmented), Conductor: Seoirse Bodley The boys of St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Master of the choristers: William S. Greig The Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra, Leader: Geraldine O’Grady Organ: William S.Greig; Chamber organ: David Lee

1963     December 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Brian Boydell Accompanist: Joseph Groocock Christmas music for schools and colleges

1963     December 19th; Marian Hall, Milltown; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artists: The Testore Quartet; Guest accompanist: Miss Deirdre McNulty

            Dvorak, Songs of Nature;  Brahms, Gipsy Songs;

            Tippett, Cantata Crown of the Year (first performance in Ireland); Christmas carols.

 

1964     April 23rd; Marian Hall, Milltown; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artist: Bernadette Greevy, accompanied by Jeannie Reddin.

            Accompanist: Deirdre McNulty

            Grieg, Psalms;  Schubert, Ständchen;  Schumann, Gipsy Life;

            Debussy, Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans;  Carl Orff, Concento di Voci;

            R.Strauss, Die Göttin im Putzzimmer.

1964     November 19th & 20th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor:Seóirse Bodley

            Soloists: Frank Patterson & William Young

            The Play of Daniel – A 13th century liturgical drama.


1964     December 12th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Joseph Groocock

            Concert of Christmas Music for Schools and Colleges

            Accompanist: Professor Weaving

            Christmas carols, some with audience participation

 

1965     April 8th; Aberdeen Hall, Gresham Hotel; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artist: John Beckett, Harpsichord

            Bach, Jesu Priceless Treasure  (motet)

            Dvorák,  5 Choruses for Male Voice Choir

            Brahms, Liebeslieder Waltzer

 

1965     November 25th; The Connolly Auditorium, Liberty Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artists: The Prieur Ensemble (Flute, Viola, Harp)

            Soloists: Veronica Dunne, Hazel Morris, Richard Cooper, Frank Patterson,

            Gerald Duffy.

            Bruckner, Mass in E Minor

            Stravinsky, Mass

 

1965     December 11th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Annual Carol Concert

1966     April 14th; Members Hall, RDS; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artist: Veronica Dunne, accompanied by Gerard Shanahan

            Holst, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda  (Harp: Sheila Cuthbert)

            Delius, To be sung of a Summer Night on the Water (two part songs)

            Boydell, Shatter me Music; Verdi, Laudi alla Vergine Maria & Ave Maria

            Brahms, Gipsy songs  (Accompanist: Deirdre McNulty)

1966     December 1st & 3rd; Members Hall, RDS; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Soloists: Mabel McGrath & Patrick Ring, with 4 pianists and 4 percussionists.

Carl Orff, Catulli Carmina (with additional poems in English by Brendan Kennelly)

 

1966     December 10th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Concert of Christmas Music

            Accompanist: Gerard Gillen; Guests: The Stedfast Band

            Christmas carols

 

1967     April 5th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Tibor Paul

            Augmented Culwick + Boys of Cathedral Choir. RTE Symphony Orchestra.

            Britten, War Requiem

 

1967     April 27th; Christ Church, Leeson Park; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Organ continuo: David Lee.

            Soloists: Carmel O’Byrne (Soprano); Richard Cooper (Tenor);

            Patrick Ring (Tenor); Peter McBrien (Bass).

            Beethoven, Elegy  (with string orchestra)

            Monteverdi, Beatus Vir (with violin, trombone & organ continuo)

            Handel, The Passion of Christ (1716) (with organ continuo & orchestra)

1967     November 23rd; Members Hall, RDS; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artists: Veronica McSwiney, Gerald Shanahan

            Soloists: Mabel McGrath, Mary Sheridan, Patrick Ring, Peter McBrien

            Brahms, Liebeslieder Wältzer (opus 52)

            Brahms, Neue Libeslieder Wältzer (opus 65)

 

1967     December 9th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Concert of Christmas Music

            Accompanist: David Lee; Guests: The Stedfast Band

            Christmas carols


1968     January 29th; Gaiety Theatre; Conductor: Albert Rosen

            With RTE Symphony Orchestra

            Honegger, Joan of Arc at the Stake (dramatic oratorio)

 

1968     April 25th; Christ Church, Leeson Park; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Organ: David Lee; Cello Continuo: Hilary O’Donovan

            Soloists: Minnie Clancy, Marie Frewen, Arthur Moyse, William Young

            Liszt, Via Crucis ; Liszt,  Missa Choralis 

            Bach, O Praise the Lord (Motet no.6)

1968     November 25th; The Shelbourne Rooms; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Guest artists: Mercedes Bolger (Harp); Richard Cooper (Tenor);

            Gerard Shanahan (Piano).

            Soloists: Molly Reynolds (Soprano); Olive Bodley (Soprano).

            Byrd, Seven Motets

            Kodály, Norwegian Girls, Evening, Matra Pictures

            Britten, A Ceremony of Carols

 

1968     December 7th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Concert of Christmas Music

            Accompanist: David Lee; Guests: The Stedfast Band

            Christmas Carols

 

1969     May 8th; Francis Xavier Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Soloists: Ann Moran (Soprano), Mary Sheridan (Mezzo Soprano),

            Richard Cooper (Tenor), Joseph Dalton (Bass).

            Pianos: Veronica McSwiney, Gillian Smith, John O’Conor, Audrey Carr.

            Stravinsky, Les Noces

1969     November 27th; Christ Church, Leeson Park; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

             Organist: John O’Sullivan.

            Soloists: Minnie Clancy (Soprano); Mary Sheridan (Contralto);

            Arthur Moyse (Tenor); William Young (Bass).

            Bach, O Praise the Lord(Motet No.6)

            Vivaldi, Gloria

            Mozart, Missa Brevis in B

1969     December 6th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Annual Concert of Christmas Music

1970     April 30th; RDS Concert Hall; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            With André Prieur & Jennifer Robinson (Flutes); Lindsay Armstrong

            (Oboe & Cor Anglais); Helmut Seeber (Oboe); Betty Sullivan (Cello).

            Soloists: Máire Frewen (Contralto); Richard Cooper (Tenor);

            Tomás O Súilleabháin (Baritone).

            Brahms, Songs of Mary (selection)

            Tallis, Lamentations of Jeremiah (parts I & II)

            Stravinsky, Cantata on Anonymous 15th-16th Century English Lyrics

            Carl Orff, Concerto di Voci Sirmio

            Carl Orff, Catulli Carmina (A Capella Choruses)

 

1970     November 25th; Conductor: Seóirse Bodley

            Organist: Gerald Gillen.

            Soloists: Minnie Clancy (Soprano); Mary Sheridan (Mezzo Soprano);

            June Croker (Contralto); Reggie Lawless (Tenor); Joseph Dalton (Bass).

            Schütz, Kleine Geistliche Konzerte

            Couperin, Pieces from Messe pour les Couvents

            Monteverdi, Beatus Vir

            A.Scarlatti, St Cecilia Mass

 

1970     December 12th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Seoirse Bodley Accompanist: Eric Sweeney Concert of Christmas Music

 

1971     May 5th; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Harpsichord: John O’Sullivan.

Soloists: Mabel McGrath (Soprano); Joan Cowle (Alto); Arthur Moyse (Tenor);

            William Young (Bass).

            Monteverdi, Ballo: Movete al mio bel suon

            Maurice Greene, The Song of Deborah and Barak

            Haydn, The Passion

           

1971     November 24th; St Audoen’s Church, Dublin; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            November 28th; St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare     “           “

            Pianos: Mary Ellison, Anthony Glavin; Harmonium: Denis O’Sullivan

            Soloists: Anne Marie O’Sullivan (Soprano); Anne Woodworth (Contralto);

            Reginald Lawless (Tenor); Brendan Keyes (Bass).

            Rossini, Messe Solenelle

1971     December 11th; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Concert of Christmas Music. Accompanist: May Farrell

1972     April 22nd; Examination Hall TCD; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Organ accompaniment: David Milne

            Poulenc, Litanies à la Vierge Noir (Ladies)

            Morley, O Grief even on the Bud & Now is the Month of Maying

            Boudell, Adieu Darling & I Love a Lass

            Britten, The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (Gentlemen)

            Parry, Songs of Farewell

1972     November 23rd; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Harpsichord: John Beckett; Cello Continuo: Betty O’Sullivan;

            Leader of Orchestra: Therese Timoney

Soloists: Terry Reid (Soprano); June Croker (Contralto); Frank Patterson (Tenor);

            Padraig O’Rourke (Bass).

            Bach, Christmas Oratorio

 

1972     December 2nd; Metropolitan Hall; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Accompanist: May Farrell

            Concert of Christmas Music. 

1973     April 12th, The Pro-Cathedral, Dublin; Conductor: Eric Sweeney Monteverdi Vespers Soloists: Ann Cant (soprano), Joseph Dalton (bass), Ann Makower (soprano), Gerald Duffy (bass), Richard Cooper (tenor), Arthur Moyse (tenor), Accompaniment: The Consort of St Sepulchre

1973     April 15th, St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny; Conductor Eric Sweeney Monteverdi Vespers Soloists: Ann Cant (soprano), Joseph Dalton (bass), Ann Makower (soprano), Gerald Duffy (bass), Richard Cooper (tenor), Thomas D.H.Wilson (tenor)

Accompaniment: The Consort of St Sepulchre

1974     April 25th; Pro Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Orchestra Leader: Audrey Parke

            Soloists: Carmel O’Byrne (Soprano), Bernadette Greevy (Alto),

            Frank Dunne (Tenor), William Young (Bass)

            Mozart, Motets Ave Verum Corpus K618,  Sub Tuum Praesidium, and

Sancta Maria K273 (Culwick Consort, duet Betty O’Brien & Shirley Blood-Smyth)

            Mozart, Exsultate Jubilate K165 (Carmel O’Byrne, Soprano)

            Mozart, Requiem K626

1974     November 23rd; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Orchestra Leader: Clodagh McSwiney

Soloists: Mary Sheridan (Soprano), Stephen O’Shea (Tenor), Padraig O’Rourke (Bass) Haydn, The Seasons

 

1975     April 24th; Pro Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            With continuo accompaniment.  John Beckett & David Lee (Harpsichord),

            David Milne (Organ), Betty O’Sullivan (Viola da Gamba),

            Andrew Robinson (Lute & Viola da Gamba).

            Soloists: Ann Cant  & Ann Makower (Sopranos),

Frank Dunne & Reginald Lawless (Tenors), Joseph Dalton & Gerald Duffy (Basses).

            Monteverdi, Vespers (1610)

1975     April 25th; St Patrick’s College, Maynooth; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            With continuo accompaniment.  John Beckett & David Lee (Harpsichord),

            David Milne (Organ), Betty O’Sullivan (Viola da Gamba),

            Andrew Robinson (Lute & Viola da Gamba).

            Soloists: Ann Cant  & Ann Makower (Sopranos),

Frank Dunne & Reginald Lawless (Tenors), Joseph Dalton & Gerald Duffy (Basses).

            Monteverdi, Vespers (1610)

1975     November 27th; Christ Church, Leeson Park; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Organ: Gerard Gillen; Treble: David Adams

            Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

            Buxtehude, Cantatas

 

1976     March 31st; Pro Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

Orchestra Leader: Thérèse Timoney; Continuo: John O’Sullivan & Betty O’Sullivan

Soloists: Evelyn Dowling (Soprano), Anne Woodworth (Alto), Arthur Moyse (Tenor),

            George Vaughan (Baritone), William Young (Bass).

            Bach, St John Passion

1976     December 9th; St Audoen’s Church, High Street; Conductor: Eric Sweeney Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicholas with Frank Dunne (tenor) and Dublin Boy Singers (Chorus Master: Frank Hughes) and John Blow’s Begin the Song (first performance in Ireland) Both with orchestral accompaniment

 

1977     April 5th; Pro Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Leader of Orchestra: Audrey Parke;

            Continuo: David Milne; Solo Trumpet: Patrick Scarlett.

            Soloists: Irene Sandford (Soprano), Bernadette Greevy (Contralto),

            Patrick Ring (Tenor), William Young (Bass).

            Handel, Messiah

 

1977     December 15th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Bach, Christmas Oratorio

1978     February 9th; Pro Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

New Irish Chamber Orchestra (Leader: Mary Gallagher); Continuo: John O’Sullivan

            Soloists: Norah Ring (Soprano), Frances O’Boyle (Mezzo Soprano),

            Áine Ní Gabhain (Alto), Arthur Moyse (Tenor), Brendan Keyes (Bass)

            Bach, Mass in B Minor

 

1978     May 17th & 18th; St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra;  Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Soloist: Eileen Donlon (Soprano)

            David Fanshawe, African Sanctus

            (First Performance in Ireland, introduced by the composer)

 

1978     December 7th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            80th Anniversary Concert –

            In commemoration of the first Culwick concert given on 7th December 1898.

            Leader of Orchestra: Audrey Parke

            Soloists: Frank Dunne (The Evangelist), Violet Twomey (The Angel),

Padraig O’Rourke (Herod), also Victor Williams, George Bannister, David English, Roger Pickett and Daniel Farrelly.

            Schütz, Weinachts Historie

            Rheinberger, Der Stern von Bethlehem

 

1979     March 29th; Whitefriar Street Church; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Orchestra: Andrew Robinson (lute, recorder, viola da gamba),

            Jennifer Robinson & Vanessa Sweeney (recorders),

            David Milne (harpsichord continuo), John O’Sullivan (organ continuo),

            Ronald Vincent & Tony Reid (baroque trumpets),

            Sean Fleming & Donal Bannister (trombones).

            Soloists: Anne Cant & Alison Browner (Sopranos),

Frank Dunne & David English (Tenors), Peter McBrien & Roger Pickett (Basses).

            Monteverdi, Vespers (1610)

 

1979     April 1st; Kildare Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Orchestra: Andrew Robinson (lute, recorder, viola da gamba),

            Jennifer Robinson & Vanessa Sweeney (recorders),

            David Milne (harpsichord continuo), John O’Sullivan (organ continuo),

            Ronald Vincent & Tony Reid (baroque trumpets),

            Sean Fleming & Donal Bannister (trombones).

            Soloists: Anne Cant & Alison Browner (Sopranos),

Frank Dunne & David English (Tenors), Peter McBrien & Roger Pickett (Basses).

            Monteverdi, Vespers (1610)

1979     December 6th; St Anne’s[sic] Church, Dawson Street; Conductor: Eric Sweeney Soloists: Anne Woodworth (mezzo soprano),William Young (bass) David Milne & Stephen Barber (organs); Orchestra led by Clodagh McSwiney

Charles M.Widor, Messe (Opus 36); Francis Poulenc, Litanies à la Vierge Noire Duruflé, Requiem

1980     March 27th; Pro Cathedral; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Leader of Orchestra: Loretto Nelson;

            Organ Continuo: David Milne; Cello Continuo: Kathleen Behan.

            Soloists: Brian Burrows (Evangelist), Violet Twomey (Soprano),

            Jack Smith (Christus), Ruth Maher (Alto), Roger Pickett (Pilate),

            Bach, St John Passion

1980     December 10th; St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Organ: Patrick Devine.  Leader of Orchestra: Loretto Nelson.

            Soloists: Anne Cant (Soprano); June Croker (Alto); Frank Dunne (Tenor);

            Padraig O’Rourke (Bass).

            Haydn, Stabat Mater


1981     April 30th; St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Organ: John Dexter.  Leader of Orchestra: Clodagh McSwiney

            Soloists: Irene Sandford (Soprano); Deirdre Cooling-Nolan (Alto);

            Frank Dunne (Tenor); John Milne (Bass).

Lully, Te Deum; Jerome de Bromhead, Hy Brasil  (first performance, commissioned by Culwick with funds from Arts Council)

1981     November 22nd; National Gallery; Conductor: Eric Sweeney

            Soloists: Tina Verbecke (Soprano), Frank Dunne (Tenor)

            Scarlatti, Saint Cecilia’s Mass

1982     April 22nd; St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street; Conductor: Colin Mawby Soloists:Tina Verbeke (soprano), Deirdre Cooling-Nolan (alto), Frank Dunne (tenor), Peter McBrien (bass). Leader of Orchestra: Alan Smale; Organist: John Dexter. Handel, Dettingen Te Deum Haydn, Nelson Mass (to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Haydn’s birth)

1982     December 5th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Mawby Soloists: Irene Sandford (soprano), Peter Kerr (tenor), William Young (baritone) Organist: John Dexter Fantasia on Christmas Carols, by Vaughan Williams; Hodie, by Vaughan Williams Carols and Christmas Hymns with the Boy Choristers of St Patrick’s Cathedral

1983     May 1st; St Patrick’s Cathedral;  Conductor: Colin Mawby

            Piano: Gillian Smith;  Organ: John Dexter.

            Soloists: Irene Sandford (Soprano); Áine Nic Gabhann (Contralto);

            Frank Dunne (Tenor);    William Young (Bass).

            Rossini, Petite Messe Solenelle

 

1983     December 8th; Wesley House, Leeson Park; Conductor: Colin Mawby

            Edwardian Evening

Soloists: David English (Tenor), Roger Pickett (Bass), William Shanahan (Violin)

            At the Piano: Gillian Smith

            Parry, Pied Piper of Hamelin; Part songs, solos and duets of the period

1984     December 2nd; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Mawby

            Organist: John Dexter

            Soloists: Irene Sandford (Soprano); Violet Twomey (Soprano);

            Aine Nic Gabhann (Alto); Peter Kerr (Tenor); Roland Purcell (Bass).

            Handel, Dixit Dominus; Haydn, St John of God Mass; Christmas carols

1985     June 5th; Monkstown Parish Church; Conductor: Brian Boydell Baroque Celebration, Music for Brass and Voices Culwick Choral Society, Director Colin Mawby Goethe Institute Choir, director Cáit Cooper Prelude Brass Ensemble Gabrieli, In Ecclesiis à 14 (op. posth. 1615); Monteverdi, Magnificat à 8 (publ. 1640); Schütz, Deutsches Magnificat (SWV 494, 1671); Bach, Singet dem Herrn (BWV 225)

1986     October 25th; St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street; Conductor: Colin Block

            Serenata Orchestra

            Soloists: Irene Sandford, Cindy Byrne (Sopranos); Áine Nic Gabhann (Alto);

            Frank Dunne (Tenor); Roger Pickett (Bass).

            Benjamin Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb; William Boyce, Lord, thou hast been our Refuge;

            Handel, Dixit Dominus

1987     May 2nd; Christ Church, Leeson Park; Conductor: Colin Block

            Guests: The Capriol Consort;  Organ: Jonn Dexter.

            Soloists: Cynthia Byrne, Marian Finn, Peter Kerr, Roger Pickett.

            Beethoven, Mass in C


1987     December 5th & 6th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Christmas Special, With the Dublin County Choir

            Presenter & Soloist: Austin Gaffney; Keyboards: Carole Block.

            Guest artists: Prelude Brass; Madeline Cartwright (Piano)

            A Concert of Christmas Music

 

1988     February 20th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Serenata Orchestra (Leader Alan Smale)

Soloists: Mary Sheridan de Brún, Deirdre Cooling-Nolan, Peter Kerr, Peter McBrien

            Vivaldi, Magnificat; Fauré. Requiem;       Beethoven, Mass in C

1988     October 8th; National Concert Hall;  Conductor: Colin Block

            Serenata Orchestra (Leader Alan Smale)

Soloists: Mary Sheridan de Brún, Marian Finn, Emmanuel Lawlor, Conor Biggs

            Handel, Zadok the Priest; Haydn, Maria Theresa Mass

 

1988     December 1st & 2nd; Christ Church, Leeson Park; Conductor: Colin Block

            Gala Christmas Concert.

            Presenter & Soloist: Joan Merrigan. Organ & Piano: Malcolm Wisener

Christms carols, Negro Spirituals by Tippett, Irish folk songs arranged by E. Deale

 

1989     April 22nd; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Serenata Orchestra (Leader Michael Healy)

            Soloists: Virginia Kerr, Peter McBrien

            Brahms, German Requiem

 

1989     October 7th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Soloist: Joan Merrigan (Soprano)

            David Fanshawe, African Sanctus

 

1989     December 2nd; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Christmas Concert

            Presenter & Soloist: William Young

            With the Navan Silver Band; and Clive Shanon, accompanist.

            Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Christmas songs and carols, including Rug Muire arranged by Stanley Treanor.

 

1990     May 5th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Organist: John Dexter

            Soloists: Regina Nathan (Soprano); Anne-Marie Keaney (Soprano);

            Peter Kerr (Tenor); Conor Biggs (Bass-Baritone)

            Mozart, Grand Mass in C Minor

            Fauré, Requiem

 

1990     December 12th & 13th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Irish Chamber Orchestra

            Soloists: Nicola Sharkey (Soprano); Áine Nic Gabhann (Alto);

            James Nelson (Tenor); Eric Hinds (Bass)

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of Rape Crisis Centre]

1991     April 19th & 20th; Holy Trinity Church, Rathmines; Conductor: Colin Block

            Organist: Malcolm Wisener

            Soloists: Tine Verbecke (Soprano); Marian Finn (Alto);

            Emmanuel Lawlor (Tenor); Roger Pickett (Bass).

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of Church Organ Renovation Fund]

1991     May 11th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Gala Summer Concert [to celebrate Cathedral’s 800th anniversary]

Accompanists: David Milne (Keyboard); Noel Eccles (Percussion); Anne Jones (Harp).

            Soloists: Anne-Marie Keaney (Soprano); Peter Scott (Counter Tenor);

            Peter Kerr (Tenor); Roger Pickett (Bass).

            Bruckner, Christus Factus Est; Mendelssohn, Ave Maria

            Kenneth Leighton, A Hymn to the Trinity; Victoria, Missa pro Victoria;

            Rutter (arr C Block), The Heavenly Aeroplane

Tomkins, O Sing unto the Lord; Fanshawe, The Lord’s Prayer (from African Sanctus);

            Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Handel, Hallelujah Chorus.

1991     December 4th & 5th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Irish Chamber Orchestra (Leader Thérèse Timoney)

            Soloists: Joan Merrigan (Soprano); Sheila McCarthy (Alto);

            Paul Kelly (Tenor); Paul McNamara (Bass).

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of Rape Crisis Centre]

1992     March 21st; The Masonic Hall, Molesworth Street; Conductor: Malcolm Wisener. With the Stedfast Band

Wagner, Pilgrims Chorus; Fanshawe, Lord’s Prayer ; Mascagni, Easter Hymn;

            Rutter (arr Block), The Heavenly Aeroplane; Mancini, The Pink Panther

            Battle Hymn of the Republic.

 

1992     May 14th &15th; The Point Theatre; Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes

            National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra

            With nine other Dublin choirs, and eight soloists.

            Mahler, Symphony No.8 (The Symphony of a Thousand)

 

1992     October 17th & 18th; The Point Theatre; Conductor: Anthony Inglis

Classical Spectacular, with RTE Concert Orchestra, Band of An Garda Síochána,

            Band of Southern Command, Musketeers & Cannons of Moscow Militia.

Chorus of R & R MusicalSociety, Bonaventura Bottone (Tenor), Peter McBrien (Bass)

            Verdi, Chorus of Hebrew Slaves; Handel, Hallelujah Chorus; etc.

 

1992     December 6th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Gala Christmas Concert

            Presenter: Bob Gallico; Special Guest: Red Hurley

            Stedfast Band; Organ: Malcolm Wisener; Piano: Gillian Smith

Gordon Langford, A Christmas Fantasy; Max Reger,Virgin Slumber Song; Edmund Walters, Ding Dong Doh; Stanley G. Treanor, Rug Muire Mac Do Dhia; Katherine K.Davis, Carol of the Drum; John Rutter, Star Carol; Tom Sheridan, Christmas Star

1992     December 9th & 10th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Irish Chamber Orchestra

            Soloists: Mary Sheridan de Brún (Soprano); Imelda Drumm (Alto);

            Emmanuel Lawlor (Tenor); Paul McNamara (Bass)

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of Rape Crisis Centre]

1993     May 16th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Irish Chamber Orchestra (Leader Mary Gallagher)

            Soloists: Nicola Sharkey (Soprano); Anne-Marie Keaney (Soprano);

Deirdre Cooling-Nolan (Alto); Emmanuel Lawlor (Tenor); Eugene Griffin (Bass).

            Bach, Mass in B Minor


1993     May 29th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            An Operatic Evening [in aid of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre]

            Soloists: Bonaventura Bottone (Tenor);  Judith Howarth (Soprano);

            Ciarán Rocks (Bass).  Accompanist: Mairead Hurley (Piano)

            Verdi, Grand Chorus (Aida); Puccini, Humming Chorus (Madame Butterfly);

            Gounod, Soldiers’ Chorus (Faust); Verdi, Slaves’ Chorus (Nabucco);

            Mascagni, Easter Hymn (Cavalleria Rusticana);

            Wagner, Pilgrims’ Chorus (Tannhäusser).

 

1993     December 8th & 9th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Irish Chamber Orchestra (Leader Fionnuala Hunt)

            Soloists: Anne-Marie Keaney (Soprano); Deirdre Cooling-Nolan (Alto);

            Emmanuel Lawlor (Tenor); Peter McBrien (Bass).

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of Friends of the Coombe]

1994     May 19th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Piano: Gillian Smith; Organ: Malcolm Wisener

            Soloists: Niamh Murray (Soprano); Colette McGahon (Alto);

            Paul Kelly (Tenor); Frank O’Brien (Bass).

            Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle

 

1994     December 7th & 8th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of Friends of the Coombe]

1994     December 21st; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Christmas Concert, with Mary Sheridan de Bruin (Soprano),

            Dublin Youth Orchestras, Dublin Boy Singers.

            Presenter: Padraig O’Rourke.

Christmas carols, including:Berlioz, Shepherd’s Farewell; Stanley Treanor, Rug Muire Mac Do Dhia; Rutter, Brother Heinrich’s Christmas; Rutter, Star Carol.

 

1995     April 29th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            A Mozart Evening

            Orchestra of St Cecilia.  Organ: Malcolm Wisener.

            Soloists: Anne-Marie Keaney (Soprano); Marian Finn (Alto);

            Emmanuel Lawlor (Tenor); Philip O’Reilly (Bass).

            Mozart, Missa Brevis in C (Orgelsolo); Mozart, Requiem

 

1995     September 5th; Saint Gabriel’s Church, Dollymount

Culwick Choral Society, musical director Colin Block & Chor der Münchner Sängerrunde, conductor Alfons Brandl Bryan Hoey, Tenor Culwick: Grand Chorus from Aida (Verdi); Oft in the Stilly Night (Moore, arr. Edgar Deale); Three Songs from My Fair Lady (Lerner & Loewe, arr. Block); Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhäuser (Wagner); Rug Muire Mac doDhia (Irish traditional, arr.Stanley Treanor), Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Sängerrunde: Schubert, German Mass (three choruses); Schubert,Three part songs; Friedrich Silcher, Three part songs; Three German folk songs

1995     December 6th & 7th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Leader of the Orchestra: Mary Gallagher

            Soloists: Regina Nathan (Soprano), Marian Finn (Alto),

            Emmanuel Lawlor (Tenor), Ian Caddy (Bass).

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of St Patrick’s Hospital Research Fund]

1996     May 4th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            A Bach Celebration

            Orchestra of St Cecilia.  Organ: Malcolm Wisener.

Soloists: Niamh Murray, Lynda Lee (Sopranos); Deirdre Cooling-Nolan (Alto); Niall Morris (Tenor); Philip O’Reilly (Bass).

            Bach, Magnificat in D; Jesu Meine Freude; Gloria from Mass in B Minor

 

1996     December 4th & 5th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Leader of the Orchestra: Mary Gallagher

            Soloists: Suzanne Murphy (Soprano), Deirdre Cooiling-Nolan (Alto),

            David Fieldsend (Tenor), Richard Conrad (Bass).

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of the National Liver Transplant Unit]

1996     December 12th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            A Culwick Christmas

            Guest Presenter: Bryan Hoey; Accompanist: Malcolm Wisener

Dublin Youth Orchestra; Henry Dagg, Musical Saw; Boys of St Bartholomew’s Choir

            Christmas carols, including: Rutter, Star Carol & Mary’s Lullaby;             

            Virgin’s Slumber Song; Angelus ad Virginem; Crown of Roses.

 

1997     February 22nd; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            Orchestra of St Cecilia (Leader: Mary Galagher)

Soloists: Orla Boylan (Soprano), Emmanuel Lawlor (Tenor), Gerard O’Connor (Bass)

            Haydn, Creation

1997     December 10th & 11th; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Conductor: Colin Block

            Orchestra of St Cecilia.  Accompanist: Malcolm Wisener

            Soloists: Eileen Bardin (Soprano); Bridget Knowles (Alto);

            David Fieldsend (Tenor), Frank O’Brien (Bass)

            Handel, Messiah  [In aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital]

1997     December 13th; National Concert Hall; Conductor: Colin Block

            A Culwick Christmas

            Guest Presenter: Brian Hoey; Accompanist: Malcolm Wisener

            St Bartholomew’s Boys Choir, Rathfarnham Concert Band

            Christmas Songs and Carols

            Mary McAuliffe, Love is Everywhere & Winter Scene (first performance NCH)

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