The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Wednesday 11 June 2014

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott returns to a concert from NCH this evening which was recorded in January 2014. 'Gershwin's Genius' with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

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

01:00

Title: The Chairman Dances

Composer: Adams

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Cond. By Jayce Ogren

Duration: 12:00

01:00

Title: Piano Concerto In F

Composer: Gershwin

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Cond. By Jayce Ogren, Michael Mchale Piano

Duration: 31:00

01:00

Title: Symphony No. 2 In D

Composer: Sibelius

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Cond. By Jayce Ogren

Duration: 43:00

21:53

Title: Adagio For Strings -- String Quartet, Op11

Composer: Barber, Samuel

Performer(s): Rté Vanbrugh Quartet

Album: LCON-MON120710 (Recordno: CD107) / RTÉ lyric fm / CD107

Duration: 7:21

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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