Musical delights at Holy Trinity Church

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WESTPORT CAMERATA IN CONCERT Pauline Graham (soprano), Patrick Early (violin) and Michael Quinn (organ) will perform in Holy Trinty Church next Friday evening.

Pauline Graham (soprano), Patrick Early (violin), and Michael Quinn (organ) are presenting a concert of Baroque music in Holy Trinity Church, Westport on this Friday, August 12 at 8pm. Although Handel is best known for his Messiah (first performed in Dublin, in 1742), this concert will feature some of his German Arias, composed about ten years earlier; they show another side to his character – captivating melodies, setting poetry that delights in the glories of nature.
Along with Handel, the programme includes Henry Purcell’s calm and reflective ‘An Evening Hymn’ for soprano and organ. Instrumental music is also on the programme, including an arrangement of ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s best-known work The Four Seasons, and violin music by Corelli. Michael Quinn will perform organ music by JS Bach and Louis Couperin on the church’s Telford pipe organ, which dates from 1852, and which was originally made for a chapel located on the grounds of Westport House.
Located on the Newport Road, Holy Trinity Church is celebrating 150 years since its dedication this year. Designed by Thomas Newenham Deane, this historic church is currently undergoing much-needed restoration work, and proceeds of the concert will benefit the church’s restoration fund.
Pauline Graham and Michael Quinn run Louisburgh Music School, and the choir Louisburgh Voices, which presented Louisburgh’s first opera, Dido and Aeneas in 2019. Pauline has appeared at early music festivals in Sligo, Galway, Utrecht, and Cremona, and is looking forward to performing this programme in the fine acoustic of Holy Trinity Church. Violinist Patrick Early is well known to local audiences, through his work as a chamber musician, music educator, and as the founder of the Octagon Ensemble.

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The concert will take place in Holy Trinity Church, Newport Road, Westport on Friday, August 12 at 8pm. Tickets: €12 (concessions €10), available at the door. For more details contact westportcamerata@gmail.com or 087 3674260.