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Gerard Gillen is titular organist emeritus 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, acting as a member of a number of international competition juries, and performing at many of the world’s most prestigious recital venues. 

Gerard 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 University (1992) and the award of the title of doctor honoris causa by the Pontifical University of Maynooth, and election to honorary fellowship of the RIAM.

Louis Marchand (1669-1732)

Troisième Livre d’Orgue: Dialogue in C (1696)

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Aria Sebaldina (8 variations)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547

César Franck (1822-1890)

Prelude, Fugue et Variation

Raymond Dean (b.1953)

Idols (1973)

- A performance to mark the 50th year of its composition and the 70th birthday of the composer

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

Max Reger (1873-1916)

Introduction and Passacaglia in D Minor (1899)

- A performance to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth