INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: UNDERSTANDING BACH'S B-MINOR MASS

Belfast, 2-4 November 2007


Venues

The Old McMordie Hall

The Old McMordie Hall

The McMordie Hall is the venue for Paper sessions. It is one of two main lecturing spaces within the School of Music building, accommodating c.50 students.

The room is equipped with modern hi-fi system, a data projector, PC, OHP, and a projection screen. Shown in the centre of the above photo is a fine two-manual tracker-action organ built by Grant, Degens & Bradbeer, which is facing the south wall.

The Harty Room

The Harty Room
The Harty Room (seating 120) is the venue for the keynote address on Saturday evening and public Q&A session at Sunday lunchtime. It is situated within the Music building where the regular lunchtime recitals and evening concerts take place.  It is also the main rehearsal space for choirs and orchestras at Queen's. The room has a video link to the Harty Studio in the basement from where recordings can be controlled.

It houses two full-concert Steinway grand pianos, a double-manual harpsichord, fortepiano, chamber organ and many percussion instruments.

 

The Great Hall

The Great Hall at Queen's is used for dinners and after-dinner concerts during the symposium. It was officially reopened by HRH Prince Charles in February 2002. The Great Hall had suffered a number of unsympathetic alterations over its 150 year history detracting from the vision of its original architect, Sir Charles Lanyon. The first task of the Queen's Foundation was to secure 2.5 million to restore the Hall to its original design and recreate a prestigious space at the heart of the University.

Since the refurbishment, the Great Hall has been the venue for a number of prestigious events including a banquet to honour former US President, Bill Clinton.

The Robson Organ (1857)

Clonard Monastery

Most Holy Redeemer, Clonard Monastery, West Belfast, Northern Ireland, is the chosen venue for our closing concert, Bach's B-minor Mass. It is a well-known concert venue for beautiful and resonant setting.

 


Last updated on 25 June 2007