Organ Recital: Renée Anne Louprette and Ivan Goff

Sun. Feb 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
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N.P. Mander Organ Recital
Renée Anne Louprette, organ
Ivan Goff, uilleann pipes and Irish concert flute

POSTPONED from the original date due to weather. All tickets from January 20 will be honored.

Following a celebratory début at St. Ignatius Loyola last season, acclaimed concert organist Renée Anne Louprette and renowned Irish musician Ivan Goff return to present an eclectic program featuring original compositions and stunning arrangements for uilleann pipes, Irish concert flute, and the N. P. Mander pipe organ. This afternoon's concert is the official CD release celebration of Bright Vision, recorded at St. Ignatius Loyola: you'll hear this remarkable duo perform the complete recording program live. Plus, they will also feature a new work by Eve Beglarian called Were You at the Rock?, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and premiered by Louprette and Goff at Walt Disney Concert Hall in October 2018. 

COMPLETE PROGRAM (subject to change)
Lament for Limerick / The Rolling Wave
Clancy’s Farewell to Whiskey / An dro des petits bateaux (Dance of the little boats)
To Inishkea / The Bright Lady / Var det du? (Was it you?) / The Kaiser
Mearú Súl (Mirage)
The Coming of Spring / At Home in the Kitchen / When I Can’t Sleep
Were You at the Rock? (New York premiere)
The Angel’s Share
An Buachaill Caol Dubh (The Dark Slender Boy)
Aisling Gheal II

The duo of Irish uilleann piper Ivan Goff and concert organist Renée Anne Louprette was formed in 2017, bridging the traditional Irish and classical music worlds through a highly expressive sonic palette. Louprette, an acclaimed collaborative keyboardist who has been described as “one of New York’s finest organists” by The New York Times, also plays the Irish uilleann pipes, and her first encounter with renowned uilleann piper Ivan Goff led to a rare partnership. An artist of a diverse collaborative background, Goff has performed with the New York Philharmonic, premiered a concerto for uilleann pipes with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared in the Broadway productions of Riverdance and Sting’s The Last Ship as well as many other cross-genre productions from New York City to Dublin. Equally gifted as an Irish concert flute and whistle player, Goff showcases each of these traditional instruments in combination with Louprette’s subtle and powerful facility on the pipe organ to create new works of extraordinary beauty and stylistic variety.

An internationally-recognized interpreter of Irish slow airs, Ivan Goff is a long-time collaborative partner of celebrated sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, bringing an intimate familiarity with the expressive vocal style that forms the foundation of this duo’s collaboration. In addition to presenting traditional forms of Irish music in stunning arrangements of lively jigs, hornpipes, reels, slides, and other dances, the core focus of the Goff-Louprette duo is the Irish sean-nós, slow air tradition. Louprette and Goff’s arrangements for Irish traditional instruments and the vast sonic capabilities of the pipe organ heighten the emotional intensity of this ancient and provocative repertory.

Ivan Goff and Renée Anne Louprette debuted their collaboration in 2018 in an acclaimed recital performance at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York. Their 2018-19 season includes a performance at Disney Hall in Los Angeles – featuring the world premiere of a new work for uilleann pipes and organ by New York-based composer Eve Beglarian, commissioned for the duo by the Los Angeles Philharmonic – a return engagement at New York’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, and a recital at Cadet Chapel of West Point Military Academy. The duo will release a debut recording in January 2019, presenting compelling arrangements of traditional Irish airs and dances as well as an eclectic mix of original compositions.

The N.P. Mander organ—at 5,000 pipes, 30 tons and 45 feet high—is the largest tracker-action pipe organ in the New York metropolitan area. This massive, kingly instrument bellows beneath the massive vaults at St. Ignatius Loyola. All N.P. Mander Organ Recitals feature large-screen projection, offering the audience a rare view of the organist at work.

All performance dates, artists and programs subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


  • DOORS OPEN at 2:30 PM for a 3 PM concert start time.

  • LATE SEATING is at the discretion of the House Management. Latecomers may be asked to remain in the back of the church until there is a break in the program, so as not to disturb the performance or other audience members.

  • WILL CALL is available when the doors open at 2:30 PM inside the main doors of the church.

  • CHILDREN seated on an adult's lap do not need a ticket. Children seated in a chair or pew need a ticket. 

  • We no longer offer tickets for sale or any ticket pickup at the Parish House Reception desk.

  • Audio and/or video recording and flash photography are not permitted during performances.


  • The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is wheelchair/walker accessible via the ramp entrance on 84th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues).

  • The restrooms are NOT easily accessible by wheelchair. The most easily accessible restrooms are in the Parish House (980 Park Avenue). There are two steps down from the street level into the Parish House and there is a restroom on that ground floor.

  • For reserved seating concerts, there is available seating for wheelchairs and companions. Please look for the Wheelchair and Wheelchair Companion tickets when purchasing. For general seating concerts, follow the directions of the ushers. Please call ahead (212-288-2520) to discuss any special seating requirements.


  • Street parking can be difficult to find, but there are a number of parking garages nearby. There are garages on 83rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) and 84th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), as well as near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • There are a number of fine and casual eating establishments located nearby on Madison Avenue (one block west of the church), Lexington Avenue (one block east of the church), Third Avenue (two blocks east of the church) and Second Avenue (three blocks east of the church).


  • The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is easily reached via the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines (86th Street station), or buses on Madison, Lexington and Fifth Avenues, and on 86th Street.

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Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 980 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028