Pipeworks From The Organ Loft - David Grealy
Although precluded from holding a physical festival in June, Pipeworks is pleased to present “Pipeworks from the Organ Loft”, a series of five streamed and recorded events which will air during the festival dates. The events were all to have taken place during the festival, and Pipeworks is most grateful to the participants for their cooperation in making this digital content possible.
David Grealy, Organ | Men's scola of St Mary's Pro Cathedral
Charles Tournemire: Office for Corpus Christi (L’Orgue Mystique no. XVII)
L’Orgue Mystique is one of the great undertakings of the organ repertoire; a complete cycle of organ pieces for every Sunday and feast day of the church year. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of its composer, Charles Tournemire, Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral provides the perfect setting the hear the cycle for Corpus Christi. The cathedral organist, David Grealy, will be joined by a schola who will sing the Gregorian chants, upon which the organ pieces are based.
David Grealy, a native of Galway, is currently Organist at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, having previously held positions at Westminster Cathedral, St. Bartholomew's Church, Dublin, and Galway Cathedral.
From 2015 to 2017 completed a programme of study in the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne, during which time he was also an organist in the church of St. Peter and Paul, Ratingen, where he studied improvisation with Ansgar Wallenhorst. He is also a first-class honours graduate of Maynooth University, where he studied organ under Prof Gerard Gillen, and where currently works as a tutor. David is in regular demand as a performer and accompanist and has featured in broadcasts for WDR (Germany) and RTÉ.