The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Saturday 21 June 2014

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

At 7pm Sean Rocks goes behind the scenes of the great performer Sir James Galway and at 8pm Paul Herriott presents a Bill Whelan Gala live from the University Concert Hall Limerick

James Galway - 'Let the Music Sing'

Behind the scenes of the great performer Sean Rocks meets Sir James Galway - the pedagogue - passing on his legacy to a host of musicians in Masterclasses in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Interval chat with Bill Whelan

Ellen Cranitch talks to Bill Whelan about his early days as a session musician.

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: Carna: An Chistin

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Maloney, Zoe Conway

Duration: 7:00

01:00

Title: Riverdance Symphonic Suite

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Maloney, Zoe Conway (Fiddle), Catherine Leonard (Violin)

Duration: 30:00

01:00

Title: Inishlacken

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Maloney, James Galway (Flute) / Limerick Choral Union

Duration: 17:00

01:00

Title: Linen And Lace (Rté Lyric Fm Commission)

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Maloney, James Galway (Flute) & Limerick Choral Union

Duration: 20:00

01:00

Title: Badinereelerie

Composer: Bach

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Maloney, James Galway (Flute)

Duration: 3:15

01:00

Title: Brian Boru’S March

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Maloney, James Galway (Flute)

Duration: 1:30

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Maloney, James Galway (Flute)

Duration: 2:30

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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