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Galway Cathedral Recitals

Music for flute, violin and organ

Joanne Cater, flute
Tom Murphy, violin
Raymond O'Donnell, organ
Admission €12.00; concessions €10.00
Biographies

Joanne Cater graduated with honours from the Colchester Institute of Music in 1996 where she studied under the direction of Duke Dobing. She worked in Warwickshire from 1996 to 2000 as a peripatetic woodwind teacher. She was flautist in the North Warwickshire Concert Orchestra and conductor/director of the Warwickshire County Flute Choir. Living in Galway since 2000, Joanne teaches flute, woodwinds and music theory in Galway Technical Institute School of Music. A multi-instrumentalist with a diverse repertoire, she enjoys playing an assortment of woodwinds in musical shows in the region as well as baritone saxophone with the Black Magic Big Band. Joanne joined Galway Youth Orchestra as conductor in 2004 and is well known for her dedicated work with young musicians.

Tom Murphy studied vioin with Una Kindlon of the National Symphony Orchestra and viola with Seamus O’Grady, also of the NSO. Tom plays with the Corrib String Quartet, which has performed at many and varied functions around the province for the past twenty years. He teaches in the Athenry and Gort schools of music. A keen chamber music enthusiast, Tom is founder and artistic director of the Loughrea Music Club, which presents concerts on a bi-monthly basis in Loughrea library, a beautifully restored performance space which allows for intimate concert settings. The Club has raised considerable sums for various charities during the five years of its operation.

Raymond O’Donnell is organist and director of music at Galway cathedral since 1994. A native of Dublin, he studied music and mathematical physics at NUI Maynooth, graduating in 1991 with a first class honours MA in organ performance and interpretation. He is founder and artistic director of Galway Cathedral Recitals, which is celebrating its twenty-first series of recitals this summer. In addition to his duties in the cathedral, Ray has a busy performing career which in recent years has seen him give recitals in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, the UK and the USA. He is an occasional lecturer with the music department at NUI Maynooth. Outside of his music activities, Ray develops bespoke programming software for corporate clients. He also holds a private pilot’s licence and is a director of Galway Flying Club.

Programme

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Trio-sonata in F, op. 1 no. 1

Grave

Allegro

Adagio

Allegro

Trio-sonata in G minor, op. 1 no. 10

Grave

Allegro

Allegro

Adagio

Allegro

Ad Wammes (b. 1953)

Vallée des danses (2008)

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Trio-sonata in D minor, TWV 42;d4

Largo

Allegro

Affetuoso

Presto

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Trio-sonata in C, BWV 1037

Adagio

Alla breve

Largo

Gigue