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Gerard Gillen is titular organist of Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral  and  professor emeritus of music at Maynooth University.  He has given over 1,000 recitals in a career that has taken him to four continents and seen him act as a member of a number of international competition juries. Professor Gillen was founder-chairman of the Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival (now Pipeworks) of which he was artistic director from 1980 to 1986 and again from 1990 to 2000. He has been honoured by the Vatican and by the governments of France, Belgium and Austria. Other honours include the John Betts Visiting Fellowship at Oxford (1992) and the award of a doctorate honoris causa by the Pontifical University of Maynooth and an honorary fellowship by the RIAM.
Engagements earlier this year took him to Hong Kong, where he gave masterclasses at the city’s Cultural Centre and participated in the city’s annual international celebrity recital series.

François Couperin (1668–1733)

Offertoire sur les grands jeux (Messe pour les Couvents)

Charles Tournemire (1870–1939)

Suite Evocatrice (1938), op.74                                 

I. Grave

II. Tierce en taille et récit de chromhorne

III. Flûte d’écho

IV. Jeu doux et voix humaine

V. Caprice

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Six 'Schübler' Chorale Preludes, BWV 645–650          

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Wake up, there calls to us the voice)

Wo soll ich fliehen hin (Whither shall I fly)

Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (If thou but suffer God to guide thee)

Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (My soul magnifies the Lord)

Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ (But stay with us, Lord Jesus Christ)

Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter? (Art thou coming now, Jesus, from heaven to earth?)

J.S. Bach

Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 543                      

Raymond Deane (b.1953)

Idols (1973)                                                                    

Eric Sweeney (b.1948)

Le cercle de lumière (2000)