The Birds and the Bees Quartets


St Barrahane's Church, Castletownshend, West Cork

18 July 2024 8:00pm


Programme

Clément Janequin (France, c. 1485-1558)Le Chant des Oiseaux
John Wilbye (England, c. 1574-1638)Adieu sweet Amaryllis
John Liptrot Hatton (England, 1809-1886)When Evening's Twilight
Anon. (Spain, c. 1465)La tricotea
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Italy, c.1525-1594)Sicut cervus desiderat – Sitivit anima mea
Stephen McNeff (Northern Ireland, b.1951)Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Eoghan Desmond (Ireland, b.1989)An Gleann Mór
William Sterndale Bennett (England, 1816-1875)God is a spirit
Henry Bishop (England, 1787-1855)Foresters sound the cheerful horn
Joseph Barnby (England, 1838-1896)Sweet and Low
George Gershwin (USA, 1989-1937) and Ira Gershwin (USA, 1896-1983)Love Is Here to Stay

Performers

Chamber Choir Ireland
Chamber Choir Ireland Quartet

From birdsong and cheerful foresters, to waterfall scenes and twinkling little stars, a quartet of Chamber Choir Ireland singers brings a selection of summertime music to St Barrahane's Church Festival of Music in West Cork. Enjoy a little bit of everything, including small but perfectly formed gems of early music, Romantic partsongs, classics from the Great American Songbook, and pieces by contemporary Irish composers. Featuring music by Clément Janequin, William Sterndale Bennett, Palestrina, Stephen McNeff, Eoghan Desmond, and the Gershwin brothers.