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Pater Seraphicus - Songs of Franck and his pupils - Rachel Talbot and David O'Shea

Pater Seraphicus - Songs of Franck and his pupils - Rachel Talbot and David O'Shea

Time & Location

21 Jul 2022, 13:20

St Ann's Church, 18 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 YV57, Ireland

About the Event


César Franck (1822–1890)

La procession

Le mariage des roses

Guillaume Lekeu (1870–1894)

Sur une tombe

Louis Vierne (1870–1937)

Dans l’interminable ennui

César Franck

S’il est un charmant gazon

Guy Ropartz (1864–1955)

Tendrement enlacés

Vincent d’Indy (1851–1931)

Plainte de Thécla

Ernest Chausson (1855–99)

Amour d’Antan

Louis Vierne


César Franck

L’Émir de Bengador

Henri Duparc (1848–1933)

La vie antérieure

Romance de Mignon

Ernest Chausson


César Franck


Rachel Talbot (soprano) and David O’Shea (piano)

Rachel Talbot is an honours graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds a PhD from TU Dublin Conservatoire. She combines performing and teaching with research interests in eighteenth-century Irish opera and French Mélodie.  She has performed in oratorio at the Bach Cantata Series at St Ann’s Dawson Street. As a recitalist she has appeared in Limerick Cathedral, The Pepper Canister Church, St Mary Magdalene Church London, and  St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin.

She is currently an Assistant Lecturer at TU Dublin Conservatoire.

David O’Shea divides his time between performance, teaching and research. Organist of Sandford Parish Church and St Philip’s Milltown in Dublin since 2011, He is also a part-time lecturer in the UCD School of Music, RIAM, and Trinity College Dublin.

David studied piano performance and musicology at the TU Dublin Conservatoire, and undertook postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge and Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a PhD by TCD for his research into the music of the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle.

David has performed as piano accompanist, organ soloist and harpsichord continuo-player in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and an Associate Artist with Pipeworks.

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