St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music

St. Barrahane’s Church of Ireland


(8km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51


+353 86 226 4797 (Jacqueline Weij)

Vanburgh and Friends

November 19, 2023

3:00 pm

Organised in collaboration with the National String Quartet Foundation

Venue: Myross Wood House, Leap, P81 Y192, 3pm starting time

Tickets €15
Available online, at the door, at Thornhill Electrical Skibbereen or text/call 086 226 4797

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The Vanbrugh & Friends

Keith Pascoe, violin
Marja Gaynor, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
Ed Creedon, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello

Beethoven – String Quintet Op.104 [1819]
Brahms – String Quintet Op.111 [1890]

The Vanbrugh and their guests present two of the great works from the extended chamber music repertoire. Beethoven’s wrote his darkly beautiful C minor piano trio Op.1 No.3 in 1795 and it became one of his most popular chamber works. He published this string quintet arrangement in 1819. Brahms’ magnificent 1890 string quintet Op.111 started life in the composer’s sketches for a fifth symphony and its final form retains an orchestral grandeur, both in structure and in texture. This is truly one of the finest works in the chamber music repertoire, exuberant, elegant, subtle, original and unmistakably Brahms.

The National String Quartet Foundation is Chamber Music Partner to UCC