Portico Preludes: a tribute to David McElderry – 4 Dec

A glorious tribute to David McElderry and the launch of the Portico Preludes. This event will be delivered both as a livestream and an in person event.

In memory of the late David McElderry, who built Portico’s magnificent organ, and with the support of the ACNI and ANDBC, Portico has commissioned 10 chorale preludes for organ from 10 of Ulster’s leading musicians.

During this event, Dr Joe McKee will pay tribute to the enormous contribution that David McElderry made to the world of organ building and music.

Diverse Composers

The diverse range of ten composers include Scott Flanigan, Deirdre Gribben, Philip Hammond, Linley Hamilton, Piers Hellawell, Ruth McGinley, Michael McHale, Una Monaghan, Matthew Owens and (pictured) Stevie Scullion. Each prelude will be introduced by its composer before either Matthew Owens (Director of Music at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast) or Simon Johnson gives it its first public airing. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the composers and hear the story of their compositions.

Simon Johnson, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral and music editor for the series, has also composed a prelude.

Please note that this event will be filmed live for live-streaming. Buy a ticket in the usual way and you will have the option to watch live via youtube or attend in person.

Venue: Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry BT22 1LE
Date: Saturday 04 December 2021
Time: 14:00 to 15:30
Cost: £15, Under 25s £5

More information and booking: www.porticoards.com/event/portico-preludes-tribute-david-mcelderry

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