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The Dublin Philharmonic Society’s 40th Season Celebration featuring Ella Nagy (piano), Rory Lynch (tenor) and Seán Tester (tenor)



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24/08/2024 - 24/08/2024
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Farmleigh House and Gardens

A garden temple is centred by a frame of trees within Farmleigh Garden. The day is bright, but there are clouds covering a lot of the blue

Ella Nagy (solo piano)

Carl Czerny ‘La Ricordanza’ Variations on a theme by Rode, Op. 33
Franz Liszt Valse-Impromptu S. 213
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2

Rory Lynch (tenor) and Seán Tester (tenor) accompanied by Ella Nagy (piano);
Rossini: Ecco Ridente in Cielo
Bizet: La Fleur que tu m’avais jetée
Donizetti: Quanto’e Bella
Serrano: La Roca fria del calvario
Stravinsky: Here I stand… since it is not by merit (The Rake’s Progress)
Foster: Jeanie with the light brown hair

Puccini: Che gelida manina
Gastaldon: Musica Proibita
Donizetti: “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’Elisir d’Amore
Offenbach: “Au Mont Ida” from La Belle Hélène
Quilter: 3 Shakespeare Songs (Come Away Death, O Mistress Mine & Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind)
The Gendarmes Duet

Tutti encore - The Stuttering Lovers


Ella Nagy is the first instrumental recipient of the BVOF | RIAM John Pollard Bursary and winner of various competitions in Ireland. Some of these are the RIAM’s Maura Dowdall Concerto Competition in 2019, the RIAM’s ChamberFest Dublin Prize in 2023 and, and the runner-up in the 2023 Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition. Ella has performed in most of Ireland’s concert venues, most notably, in the National Concert Hall where she received a standing ovation for her performance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Internationally, she has given recitals in the UK, Portugal, Hungary and in New York and Florida. Ella’s performances have been broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM, Dublin South FM and BBC Radio Ulster. In 2023 Ella recorded both solo and chamber works by Irish composer Jonathan Nangle to feature on his latest album called ‘Surface Patterns’


A Dublin native, Rory is a member of Chamber Choir Ireland and the choir of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He is currently undertaking a Masters in vocal performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Dr Imelda Drumm and was awarded Blackwater Valley Opera Festival | RIAM John Pollard bursary to support his studies there.

Rory has sung as a soloist and in choirs all his life – an alumnus of Irish choral institutions such as the Irish Youth Choir, New Dublin Voices, the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin and the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin. He gained his Bachelor of Music Education in 2020 from RIAM and Trinity College Dublin.

His stage debut was at Wexford Festival Opera 2023 as Danilo in Camille Erlanger’s L’Aube Rouge and he will return to the festival in 2024 as a member of their young artist programme, the Wexford Factory. In March 2024, he performed his first principal role as Mr Owen for RIAM Opera’s production of Dominic Argento’s Postcard from Morocco.

As a concert soloist, Rory has performed Oratorio works of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Saint-Saens in concert with Culwick Choral Society, Dublin Goethe Choir, Dublin County Choir and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. As a professional choral singer, Rory regularly performs with leading Irish vocal ensembles, including Chamber Choir Ireland, Resurgam and Sestina Music.


A tenor from Drogheda, Co. Louth, Seán studied Drama, Dance and Singing at the Drogheda School of Performing Arts and has a strong background in choral singing as a dedicated member of St. Peter’s Male Voice Choir, Drogheda.

In recent years, Seán’s vocal interest turned to opera and classical singing, which led to his completion of the Recital Artist Diploma at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM). In the world of opera, Seán has been engaged by the Irish National Opera Chorus for INO’s productions of Rossini’s ‘Guillaume Tell’, Gounod’s ‘Faust’ and Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’.

Seán has also made his tenor soloist debut in Handel’s ‘Messiah’. He immensely enjoyed his time as a participant in “Celebrating the Voice” with international star mezzo-sopranos Tara Erraught and Angela Brower. 2023 saw him as a recipient of the BVOF | RIAM John Pollard Bursary, seeing him continue his studies with principal voice teacher Owen Gilhooly-Miles and coach Dearbhla Collins on the Masters in Music Performance (Vocal Studies) at the RIAM.

More recently, Seán made his tenor soloist debut in Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’, Beethoven’s ‘Choral Fantasia’, D’Astorga’s ‘Stabat Mater’ and Haydn’s ‘Die sieben letzten Worte des Erlösers am Kreuz’. He also made his international role debut in Switzerland where he performed the role of “Rodolphe” in a production of Rossini’s ‘Guillaume Tell’ at Nouvel Opèra Fribourg/Neue Oper Freiburg.

Seán made his North American singing debut representing the RIAM performing at the 33rd Ireland Funds Emerald Isle Ball in The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida. He looks forward to more engagements with Irish National Opera later in the 24/25 season.


Phoenix Park
Dublin 15
D15 TD50

01 815 5914

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