AN ENERGETIC programme of music is sounding out this summer at St Mary’s Cathedral. Wednesday is typically when lunchtime recitals featuring top quality musicians, singers and visiting choirs perform to a random public audience – and for free.
June concerts alone have featured clarinettist Celia Donoghue, Peter Sebestyen on cello and pianist Eithne Tinney; also soprano Emma English and David Szabo on piano.
Arrive for 1.15pm on Wednesday June 26 for a solo concert by Mr Adam Heron on piano. His is listed for Debussy’s ‘Nocturne’, Albéniz ‘Iberia, Cuademo 1’ in three parts; then Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, ‘Quasi Una Fantasia’ Op 27 No. 2.
Throw forward a week into Wednesday July 3 to find soprano Ruth Kelly accompanied by Irina Dernova on piano. They have chosen works by Hamilton Harty, Leoncavallo and Richard Stauss.
And while admission is free, there is a retiring collection to support the cathedral’s music and choir recitals. Log onto www.saintmaryscathedral.ie for more