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Events ~ Pipeworks Festival 2008

June 20, 2008 12:00 AM

Dublin, Dundalk, Kilkenny, Galway and Wexford

Pipeworks_festival_web.jpg2008 sees the return of the tri–annual Pipeworks Festival. Based around the Dublin International Organ Competition at Christ Church Cathedral, the festival takes place over ten days from 20 to 29 June.

The Pipeworks Festival website has full details and how you can become involved. Visit or call the administrator at 085 7868860.

Pipeworks presents a diverse and exciting programme for its thirteenth festival. This year’s programme includes performances by organ virtuosi from the UK, France, Germany, the USA and Sweden; sees sixteen young, aspiring organists from Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Russia, South Korea, the UK and the USA compete to win the Dublin International Organ Competition; features beautifully programmed concerts performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the National Chamber Choir; and presents a silent film with live organ accompaniment.

2008 sees the festival expanding to include recital trips to Dundalk and the beautiful cathedral city of Kilkenny with associated recitals in Galway and Wexford. Performances by the Silesian University choir from Gliwice, Poland and the National Chamber Choir acknowledge the great choral traditions of Eastern Europe

The festival also presents Ireland’s major celebration of the centenary of Olivier Messiaen’s birth, with performances of all his organ works as well as some of his choral and orchestral music. In short, a wonderful array of concerts, recitals, and masterclasses in the country’s finest churches, cathedrals and concert halls.

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