Carole O’Connor is a first-class honours graduate of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and UCD, where she respectively completed performance and master’s degrees. She furthered her organ studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and was awarded a PhD by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. She has studied with Anne Leahy, Una Russell, Siobhán Kilkelly, Mary Lennon and David Adams.
She has given solo recitals throughout Ireland, including Galway Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, the Unitarian Church, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, and the National Concert Hall. As an organ duo with Patrice Keegan, she has performed in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, and St Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, as part of the 2019 Pipeworks Festival.
Carole is a full-time piano teacher in the music department of Alexandra College, and teaches organ in Blackrock College. She combines her teaching with her role as the piano accompanist for RTÉ Cór na nÓg, RTÉ Cór Linn, and the Dublin Male Voice Choir.
Carole is organist of St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row and director of Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts.
Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944)
La nef sacrée Op.171, no.1
‘Offertoire (au Christ-roi)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Sonata in D major, op.65, no.5
Andante con moto
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Jeanne Demessieux (1921–1968)
Répons pour le temps de Pâques
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen