The Birds and the Bees Quartet


Church of St Dorarca and St Teresa, Valentia Island

21 August 2022 1:00pm


Programme

Clément Janequin (France, c. 1485-1558)Chant des Oiseaux
John Wilbye (England, c. 1574-1638)Adieu sweet Amaryllis
Thomas Morley (England, 1557-1602)In nets of golden wires
Anon. (Spain, c. 1465)La tricotea
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Italy, c.1525-1594)Sicut cervus desiderat – Sitivit anima mea
Rhona Clarke (Ireland, b.1958)'Busy' from A Bit of Nonsense
Stephen McNeff (Northern Ireland, b.1951)Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Eoghan Desmond (Ireland, b.1989)An Gleann Mór
George Macfarren (England, 1813-1887)Orpheus with his lute
William Sterndale Bennett (England, 1816-1875)God is a spirit
Henry Bishop (England, 1787-1855)Foresters sound the cheerful horn

Performers

Chamber Choir Ireland

A quartet of singers from Chamber Choir Ireland brings this light, joyful programme of Romantic partsongs, early music, and contemporary Irish works—full of birdsong, cheerful foresters, floral garlands, and woodland nymphs—to Valentia Island for Chamber Music on Valentia.

Featuring works by Clément Janequin, Thomas Morley, Palestrina, Rhona Clarke, Stephen McNeff, Eoghan Desmond, George Macfarren, and Henry Bishop.