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The Spero Quartet in Concert

Regrettably, due to Covid 19 issues this concert has been cancelled

Sun 26th June 202215:30 - 17:00

The 800+ year old St. Mary’s Collegiate Church will be the perfect venue for this absolutely beautiful event.  One of the many events supported by the Local Live Performance Programme Scheme 3 County Cork together with Cork County Council & The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media

Formed in 2020 , the exciting Spero Quartet have undertaken nationwide tours, including concerts at venues in Ballina, Mullingar, Clarecastle, Dublin and Cork. During their most recent tour they were delighted to be joined by the renowned composer Garth Knox, who worked with the group on his quartet “Satellites” The Spero Quartet is grateful for the support and encouragement of the National string Quartet Foundation ” .
Admission €15.00   Available online from Eventbrite (+eventbrite admin fee) and/or Youghal Heritage Tours, 85 Main Street, Youghal, or by telephone at 087 9593279
See bios. of performers blow:
Jennifer Murphy has performed in the Barbican Centre, London, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, and the National Concert Hall, Ireland, and has had performances aired on BBC Radio (UK) and CBC (Canada). Recent solo engagements include a performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto conducted by Bramwell Tovey in Koerner Hall, Toronto, and Chausson’s Poeme with the RTÉ National Concert Orchestra, Ireland.
As a chamber musician, Jennifer has performed with the Grammy nominated ARC Ensemble, the Art of Time Ensemble and the Amici Chamber Ensemble, and has performed works by Laurie Anderson, Magnus Lindberg and Osvaldo Golijov, in collaboration with the composers. She recently completed a chamber music tour of Australia, the US and Canada with Lincoln Center Stage. Summer festival performances include the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and Stoughton Chamber Music Festival (USA), the West Cork Chamber Music Festival (Ireland), Creative Dialogue (France), Music by the Sea Festival, Toronto Summer Music, Domaine Forget, and the Banff Centre Masterclasses (Canada).
Brigid Leman was born in Ottawa, Canada. She studied in San Francisco, Zurich and Weimar and from 2012 to 2019 worked with the Hamburg State Opera under Simone Young and Kent Nagano. She has played as a guest in the Hamburg Symphony, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the State Philharmoniker Orchestra of Lübeck and the Århus Symphony in Denmark. In 2020 she moved to Ireland where she often plays in the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony.
David Kenny studied with Constantin Zanidache and Simon Aspell at the CIT Cork School of Music and played principal viola with the European Union Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. In 2016, David was appointed to the viola section of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. An experienced chamber musician, David has performed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Music in Drumcliffe Festival, Interlaken Classics Festival and has collaborated with the Ficino Ensemble, Musici Ireland and the Vanbrugh Quartet.
Yseult Cooper Stockdale studied in Cork, Dublin and Leipzig and enjoys a versatile career between the UK and Ireland. She has worked with both RTE orchestras, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Southbank Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. As chamber musician she has played in groups including the Alberi Piano Trio, Musici Ireland, Crash Ensemble, Ficino Ensemble and London-based Scordatura Collective. She has a keen interest in exploring new music, and has performed over 50 premieres with Kirkos Ensemble.

Contact Information

St Mary's Collegiate Church - Youghal, Co. Cork.

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

Emmet Place, Youghal, Co. Cork.

Opening Hours
Church Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:30am to 5pm
Service Sunday 11:30am ( No tours during Service.)
Audio Tours (Duration 30 mins)
No booking necessary, ask at reception or may be booked by phone or online.
Monday – Saturday: 10am to 4pm (last audio tour)
Sunday 1pm – 4pm (last audio tour)
Guided Tours (40-50 mins)
Booking necessary (at least 24 hours in advance), may be booked by phone, email or online.
Monday – Saturday: 10am to 3pm (last guided tour)

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