The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Thursday 2 January 2014

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Join Paul Herriott as he brings us some of the best concerts from the world's concert halls this New Year. In tonight's concert we travel to the Musikverein in Vienna.

WATCH BELOW: Friday 14th April, Bach's St. Matthew Passion 

Paul presents Bach's St Matthew Passion in a performance recorded earlier this afternoon at the National Concert Hall. Easter in Ireland is traditionally marked by performances of Bach’s oratorios or ‘Passions’ – either the St John or, this year, the St Matthew. The work is a compilation from St Matthew’s gospel, with narration interspersed with chorales and arias. First performed almost 300 years ago, it’s become one of the most profound reflections on the Passion of Christ. The performers assembled could hardly be equalled either for their individual talents or their capacity to work as an ensemble: conductor Matthew Halls has an enviable European reputation as an early music specialist; Irish soloists Brendan Collins, Madeleine Shaw and Aoife Miskelly are joined by Ben Johnson from England, Mark Wilde from Scotland, and Stephan Loges from Germany, all supported by the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, whose chorus master Mark Hindley has worked assiduously with them to prepare for this sacred presentation at the centre of the Christian calendar. 
Ben Johnson (Evangelist) 
Stephan Loges (Jesus) 
Aoife Miskelly (soprano) 
Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano) 
Mark Wilde (tenor) 
Brendan Collins (bass/Pilate) 
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master: Mark Hindley 
RTÉ Cór na nÓg choral director: Mary Amond O’Brien 
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 
Matthew Halls (conductor) 

Music Played on the Show

20:01

Title: Overture To 'Der Freischutz'

Performer(s): Von Weber, Carl Maria

Duration: 11:01

20:14

Title: Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 26

Performer(s): Bruch, Max

Duration: 24:23

20:39

Title: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits (Encore)

Performer(s): Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Duration: 3:56

20:44

Title: Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 78 ('Organ')

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 36:30

21:20

Title: Overture To 'Carmen' (Encore)

Performer(s): Bizet, Georges

Duration: 3:45

21:37

Title: Track 02

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 3:45

21:47

Title: Track 03

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 9:11

21:56

Title: Ombra Mai Fu

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 3:45

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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