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Raymond O'Donnell, organ

Raymond O'Donnell, organ
Admission €15.00; concessions €12.00

Raymond O'Donnell has been organist & Director of Music at Galway Cathedral since January 1994. A native of Dublin, he studied music and mathematical physics at Maynooth University, graduating in 1991 with a first-class honours Master's Degree in organ performance and interpretation. He founded Galway Cathedral Recitals in 1994, which presents a major series of organ concerts in the Cathedral every summer; and in 2006-2007 he oversaw the rebuilding of the Cathedral organ by Trevor Crowe, which saw it become one of the finest organs in the country. In addition to his work in the Cathedral, he has a busy performing career, and is in demand as soloist and accompanist in Ireland and across Europe. In recent years he has returned to Maynooth University as a part-time lecturer in harmony and counterpoint, and a tutor in organ performance and keyboard skills.


Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Prelude in E minor

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Prelude in F, op. 101 no. 1

Prelude in G minor, op. 101 no. 2

Prelude in G, op. 105 no. 3

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Sonata no. 1 (1937)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele, BWV 654

Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Sun dance