A musical treat from Ray O'Donnell in latest of Cathedral concerts

Raymond O'Donnell

Raymond O'Donnell

Galway Cathedral’s summer concert series continues on Thursday next, 21 July, at 8:00pm with a concert by Cathedral organist Raymond O’Donnell.

Ray’s programme is centred around Paul Hindemith’s evocative organ sonata no. 1, and also includes music by Nicolaus Bruhns, C.V. Stanford, J.S. Bach and Bob Chilcott.

Admission to the concert is €15.00 (concessions €12.00 ). Tickets are available at the door or online.

Ray 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.

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.

Programme for the concert:

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

The cocnert is held on Thursday 21 July 2022 at 20:00.Admission €15.00; concessions €12.00

Tickets at the door, or online at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/raymond-odonnell-organ-tickets-365660529487


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