The Birds and the Bees Quartets


Primates Chapel, Armagh

6 April 2024 2:30pm

Portico of Ards , Co. Down

7 April 2024 3:00pm

Christ Church, Derry/Londonderry

18 April 2024 12:00am

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

19 April 2024 8:00pm


Programme

Clément Janequin (France, c. 1485-1558)Chant des Oiseaux
John Wilbye (England, c. 1574-1638)Adieu sweet Amaryllis
Anon. (Spain, c. 1465)La tricotea
Urmas Sisask (Estonia, 1960-2022)Surrexit Christus
Urmas SisaskBenedicamus
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
Cole Porter (arr. Alan Simmons) Anything Goes

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 performs a selection of music perfect for springtime.

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, Rhona Clarke, Stephen McNeff, Eoghan Desmond, and Cole Porter.