St. Barrahane's Church Festival of Music and Concerts

St. Barrahane's Church of Ireland


(8km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51


+353 86 226 4797 (Jacqueline Weij)

Geoffrey Spratt with MusiCórum, and Colin McLean

May 25, 2024

5:00 pm


Venue: St. Barrahane's Church, Castletownshend, P81 AH51, 5pm

Tickets €20
Online, at the door, at Thornhill Electrical Skibbereen or text/call 086 226 4797


- Bernat Vivancos' Welcome for mixed-voice choir & piano
- Music by Catalan composers performed by Colin McLean (guitar)
- Bernat Vivancos' "Messe aux sons des cloches" for mixed-voice choir,
tubular bells [4 players] & tam-tams [1 player]
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei

Vivancos is a contemporary Catalan composer who lives and works in Barcelona. He has written extensively for choirs and his music is equally user-friendly for performers and listeners.
The percussion players are divided in four and placed behind the choir, at the other end of the church, and either side at the middle; the sound of the bells moving around the acoustic is magical in a live performance, but, inevitably, the effect is not represented meaningfully in recordings.

Colin McLean will almost certainly feature pieces by Granados, Albéniz and Tárrega.