Friday 1st May 1:10pm

St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral

The stunning and historical St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral came alive with an organ recital by James Taylor, Assistant Director of Music at the Cathedral. The organ has been recently restored and, with 88 speaking stops and 4500 pipes, it is the biggest in the Republic and the only one in the whole island of Ireland to be located in ‘a pit’. This fine example of historical restoration and new build can now be described as one of the truly great organs of Europe.


Prelude and Fugue in E major

– Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780)

Holländische Nachtigahl

– Johan Adamszoon Reincken (c.1643-1722)

Concerto in B minor LV133 Allegro – Adagio- Allegro

– Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Chant de Mai op.53 no.1

– Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Premier Choral (1913)

– Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)


– Pierre Cogen (b. 1931)

Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain op.7

– Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)


St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral also played host to a number of other Choral activities including:

Friday 1st May, 6.15pm: Choral Evensong
Canticles – Stanford in Bb
Anthem Give us the wings of faith – Bullock (1890-1979)
Responses – Clucas (b. 1941)

Sunday 3rd May, 11.15am: Sung Eucharist Little Organ Mass – Haydn (1732-1809)
Ave verum corpus – Mozart (1756-1791)

Sunday 3rd May, 2.45pm: National Competition for Church Music