From The Director of Music - Thomas Charles Marshall
As the present Director of Music and Organist, I am delighted to restart this lunchtime recital tradition following two years of severe restrictions.
This year's summer series will open with Yue Tang performing Beethoven's cello sonatas with Fergal Caulfield on Piano.
We are fortunate to be able to welcome Musici Ireland as part of their 10th anniversary series featuring the chamber music of women composers. In fact, Musici Ireland's first performance was a lunchtime recital in St Ann's ten years ago.
Our international artists this year include Duo de Vero Campisi from Italy in association with The Italian Institute of Culture - Dublin, Duo Formosa from the United States, and Adam Heron from the UK.
St Ann's Church
Dating from 1723, St Ann's is set in the heart of Dublin between St Stephen's Green and Trinity College along Dawson St. It is associated with many significant figures including Theobald Wolfe Tone, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Douglas Hyde, Felicia Hemans, Laetitia Pilkington and Alexander Knox.
For over two decades or more, in recent memory, the Church presented this city with the opportunity to hear established Irish and International artists perform in lunchtime recitals. Moreover, it also provided young artists with the essential experience of performing for a live audience. These recitals were facilitated through the generous dedication of my predecessor William Watson. Since then, occasional recitals have taken place.
Next year will be the tercentenary of St Ann’s opening and we hope these recitals and the freedom we enjoy will continue far into the future.
I wish to thank the Select Vestry of St Ann's for their support with these recitals