David McElderry tribute for Portico organ preludes
Sat 04 Dec

MusicPortico Preludes: a tribute to David McElderry

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 Johnston gives it its first public airing. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the composers and hear the story of their compositions.

This event will also be live streamed

Simon Johnston, 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 livestreaming. Buy a ticket in the usual way and you will have the option to watch live via youtube or attend in person. 


Sticky at top of Lists: 

Similar events


Event Details

Sat 04 Dec
14:00 to 15:30

£15 / Under 25s £5


  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Self Catering
  • Slip Inn
  • Deli-licious
  • The Lep
  • The Lobster Pot

How to get here

Portico is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.