Music for Orchestra and Organ

David Grealy, organ
Galway Cathedral Players
Raymond O'Donnell, conductor
Thursday 6 July 2017 at 20:00
Admission €15.00; concessions €10.00

David Grealy, a native of Salthill, was organ scholar in Galway Cathedral from 2002 to 2005. He is currently Organist in Residence at Westminster Cathedral until August 2017, where he has frequently been active as an organist since holding the organ scholarship there in 2007-8. He has also held posts at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral and St Bartholomew's Church in Dublin, both home to strong musical traditions. David is a first-class honours graduate of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he studied organ under Professor Gerard Gillen, and has recently completed a Master's degree in organ performance at the Cologne Musikhochschule, where he studied with Professor Margareta Hürholz. While in Germany, he was involved in the music programme of the parish of Ss Peter & Paul, Ratingen, where he worked and studied improvisation with Ansgar Wallenhorst – a regular performer in the Galway Cathedral recital series. He is also in frequent demand as an accompanist, playing regularly for concerts in Ireland and abroad.

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Suite in G for strings and organ

- Preludio

- Aria

- Pastorale

- Cantico

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Adagio for strings

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Concerto for organ, strings and timpani