USOC Visit to Londonderry
Saturday 9th June 2007
In June, the Society will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edward Elgar with a special day trip to Londonderry. We will sample choral and organ music in three of the city’s most famous buildings; the day will culminate with a free concert given by David Briggs (Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral) who will perform Elgar’s Organ Sonata on the recent 4-manual Wells-Kennedy rebuild at St Columb’s Cathedral.
The timetable for the day is as follows:
2.30-3:30pm: ‘Open Console’ in Christ Church, Infirmary Road. A chance to play the Wells-Kennedy tracker instrument built in 2000.
3.30-4.30pm: Buxtehude recital in Christ Church, Infirmary Road. An informal recital of organ works by Dietrich Buxtehude (who celebrates his 300th birthday this year) performed by local USOC members.
4.30-5.30pm: Visit to Saint Eugene’s RC Cathedral (beside Christ Church) to sample some choral music in the Cathedral’s wonderful acoustic.
Dinner in a city centre hotel
7:15pm: Pre-concert talk on Elgar’s only visit to Ireland in October 1932 by Elgar Society member Wesley McCann (in the Chapter House, St Columb’s Cathedral).
8.00pm: Celebrity Organ Recital in St Columb’s Cathedral by David Briggs. Programme to include Elgar’s Organ Sonata.
If you would like to share a lift from Belfast to Londonderry, please register your interest by contacting Ian Mills on 07751 859945, or by email email@example.com.
Thanks go to . . .
Dick Walker and David McElderry for organising a lovely day in Co Monaghan, when the Society visited some lovely venues and organs and organised the best lunch £10 can buy!
The President, James Little, for organising a superb trip to Oxford over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
St Peter’s Cathedral and USOC Saturday Mass series continues …
June 16th Renaissance – Vierne Messe Solonelle
September 8th Cadenza
October 13th Methodist College, Belfast
November 17th Cathedral Voices, Durufle Requiem (Requiem Mass)
December 8th tba
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USOC 2007 Programme
15th Sept Choir training event with Paul Spicer;
Methodist College, Belfast.
Non-members to be invited
27th Oct Members’ Recital in St George’s P C, Belfast
including Charles Harrison, Nigel McClintock (organ) and the choir of St George’s.
17th Nov Holywood Music Festival.
Inaugural organ classes organised by USOC
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