Spices of Hungary

Gyula Nagy, baritone
Judit Mate, organ
Tuesday 7 July 2015 at 20:00
Admission €12 (concessions €7), to include post-concert glass of wine

Judit Máté is a Hungarian-born organist currently studying on the Masters in Performance course of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where her teachers have been Colm Carey and Siobhán Kilkelly. Previously she studied with Dr David Adams. Judit gained her BA degree in Music Education and Church Music in 2006 in Hungary. Her teacher was the Liszt Award-winning organist, Andras Viragh. As a concert organist Judit performs regularly at recitals in Jak Abbey, Hungary, and in St Jude’s Church, Templeogue, Dublin, where she is the organist and director of music, and most recently she performed in Magheralin, Northern Ireland. As a conductor she founded the St Jude’s Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir in Dublin; their performances to date include Mass in C major by Rheinberger, Missa Brevis in C by Mozart, Harmonia Caelestis by Esterhazy, Gloria by Vivaldi, and Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. Previously in Hungary Judit worked with Stella Maris Female Chamber Choir and she was the assistant director and accompanist of the County of Vas Teacher Choir.

Gyula Nagy, Hungarian-born baritone, based in Dublin and London, is currently a trainee at the National Opera Studio, London, where his training is supported by the Royal Opera House and the International Opera Awards, London. Previously, he studied at the RIAM with Philip O'Reilly and vocal coaches Brenda Hurley and Andrew Synnott. Gyula is also an alumnus of OTC's Young Associate Artists' Programme in Dublin. Gyula has worked with several conductors  and with orchestras such as the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. His operatic roles include Don Giovanni (at the National Opera Studio, London), Tarquinius in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia for Irish Youth Opera, the Bonze in Madama Butterfly for Lyric Opera, and for the RIAM his roles include Forester in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Cat in Stravinsky’s Renard, Tancredi in Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and David in Barber's A Hand of Bridge.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata (Adagio) and Fugue in C major BWV 564

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

It is Enough – Aria from Elijah, op. 70

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Fugue No. 2 from Six Fugues on the Name of BACH, Op. 60

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Bible Songs, op. 113

No. 1: A Song of Freedom

No.5: A Song of Battle

No. 6: A Song of Wisdom

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Introduction and Passacaglia from Organ Sonata no. 8, op. 132

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

Die Seelen, der Gerechten, op. 128 (The Souls of the Just)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Fantaisie pour Orgue no. 1 in E flat