Organ recital in Portaferry
Sun 29 Sep

Organ recital by Malcolm Proud

Portico is delighted to welcome Malcolm Proud, organist of St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny to Portaferry to perform a selection of pieces by JS and CPE Bach and Brahms.


Fantasia in G, BWV 572                                                         JS Bach
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727                                  
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654                              
Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658                                
Sonata in g, Wq 70/6                                                             CPE Bach 
Eleven chorale preludes, Op. 122 (posthumous)                  J Brahms 
               Mein Jesu, der du mich
               Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele
               Herzliebe Jesu
               O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen
               O Gott, du frommer Gott
               Herzlich tut mich erfreuen
               Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
               Herzlich tut mich verlangen (1)
               Herzlich tut mich verlangen (2)
               O Welt, ich muß rich lassen (1)
               O Welt, ich muß dich lassen (2)

About Malcom Proud

Malcolm Proud, organist at St. Canice’s Cathedral Kilkenny, has performed in concert on many of Europe’s and America’s historic organs.  His CD of Bach’s Clavierübung III, recorded on the Metzler at Stein am Rhein in Switzerland, was released in 2008 on Maya Recordings.
He won first prize at the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition in 1982 after a year of study with Gustav Leonhardt. In 2010 he played all six Brandenburg Concertos with Sir John Elliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists at the London Proms and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and is now harpsichordist with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and performs regularly with Chamber Choir Ireland and Sestina.  He has worked with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, European Union Baroque Orchestra and Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, and he has toured Japan in a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Mark Padmore in the lead rôle.
His ensemble Camerata Kilkenny has performed in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Finland and recorded several CDs, most recently of Bach arias and Swedish folk hymns with soprano Maria Keohane for Maya Recordings. In November 2018 he curated a series of concerts at the National Concert Hall in Dublin to mark the 350th anniversary of François Couperin’s birth and in March 2020 he will curate a Bach series also at the NCH.

Malcolm Proud is an unfussy musician. If he were a chef, there would be little in the way of fancy nouvelle cuisine presentation. If he were an actor, there wouldn't be much in the way of histrionics. But Proud is also something of a musical visionary. His steady vision allows him to communicate music with an unusual sense of inevitability, giving the impression that he has captured and can convey the essence of what he's playing with unusual fixity... The manner may be unassuming, but the rewards in music as great as Bach's, are rich.

The Irish Times

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Event Details

Sun 29 Sep
15:00 to 16:30

£15 / Under 25s £5


  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Fiddler's Green
  • Deli-licious
  • Salthouse Restaurant
  • Portaferry Sailing Club
  • The Cuan

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