Limerick Pipe Organ Festival

Limerick Pipe Organ Festival is delighted to be invited to participate in Sacred Music Week at the Sacred Heart Church in the Crescent Limerick at the end of this month.

Esteemed organist, Trevor Selby, will give a recital on Saturday 25th March from 5pm to 6pm on the beautiful restored 1924 Telford and Telford organ.
This magnificent 3 manual instrument contains some 31 stops, or sets of pipes, ranging from the softest and most delicate flute stops to the brilliant trumpet, easily heard from outside the church. It is interesting to note that the Cecilian Musical Society, (named after St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music), was founded in 1919 to raise funds for this organ.

TREVOR SELBY came to Limerick in 2004 to be organist and choirmaster at St Mary’s Cathedral. After six years he became organist at Killaloe Cathedral and All Saints Church, Castleconnell from which posts he has now retired. He has taught piano and organ at the Limerick School of Music and has been in great demand as a piano accompanist there and elsewhere since his arrival.

Formerly Trevor lived and worked in England where his musical activity began as a cathedral chorister in Rochester. Later In London he studied organ with Alan Thurlow and Harold Dexter, and Piano with Mary Peppin. He is a Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and holds the prestigious Fellowship diploma from the Royal College of Organists.

In a wide-ranging and varied career, he has held a number of church appointments, and has taught in schools and colleges, conducted and accompanied many soloists, choirs, choral societies and operatic groups, and has given a large number of organ recitals in various locations at home and abroad. At St. Mary’s he instigated a regular series of lunchtime recitals, in most of which he appeared as either piano accompanist or organ recitalist.

For the recital at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday 25th March Trevor will be able to indulge his great affection for French organ music for which the instrument there is particularly suited. Composers range from Andre Raison of the baroque through Cesar Franck to Jehan Alain and of course Louis Vierne, whose influence as teacher and composer whilst organist at Notre-Dame in Paris was wide-ranging. The recital will begin with a toe-tapping Fanfare by the Belgian composer Lemmens, and there will be a generous portion of varied short works by J.S.Bach, whose birthday occurs this week on Tuesday 21st.

Admission is free with a retiring collection at the end, a portion of which will go towards Limerick Pipe Organ Festival 2018, when we hope to bring an international organist to Limerick once more.

Your support is as always greatly appreciated.

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