The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Friday, 19.30 to 21.30

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 19 April 2019

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott presents a concert broadcast from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday April 19th - Bach St. Matthew Passion (Watch below live at 3:30pm, or listen live on RTÉ lyric fm at 7:30pm)

Paul presents Bach's St Matthew Passion in a performance recorded earlier this afternoon at the National Concert Hall with soloists joining the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and RTÉ Cór na nÓg, conducted by David Hill (replacing Nicholas McGegan). 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.
Bach: St Matthew Passion
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
David Hill (conductor, replacing Nicholas McGegan)
James Way, tenor (Evangelist)
James Newby, bass (Jesus)
Daire Halpin, soprano
Claudia Huckle, alto
James Oxley, tenor
Padraic Rowan, bass (Pilate)
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
RTÉ Cór na nÓg
Mary Amond O'Brien (choral director)

Click here to download the programme notes

Friday April 26th, 7,30pm

Paul Herriott presents a concert recorded in the National concert Hall, Dublin. An evening of Tchaikovsky's music as Principal Guest Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann leads the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for his 5th Symphony and violinist Ray Chen joins them to perform Tchaikovsky's only Violin Concerto.
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky: Overture Pique Dame
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann (conductor)
Ray Chen (violin)

(First broadcast Friday 23rd November 2018)

Music Played on the Show


Title: St. Matthew Passion

Composer: JS Bach

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, David Hill (Conductor), James Way, James Newby, Daire Halpin, Claudia Huckle, James Oxley, Padraic Rowan, Rte Philharmonic Choir, Rte Cór Na Nóg Mary Amond O'Brien (Choral Director)

Duration: 175:00



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Áine Fay

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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