Saturday, 20 May 2017

Goodnight Sweetheart, our summer proms 2017

We ended our year in fine style last night, singing a joint summer proms with guests Glória, Dublin's Gay & Lesbian Choir. They were a joy to sing with, we loved being part of the audience when they sang their selection, and we loved them as part of our very appreciate audience for our section. This experience of sharing music and song is good for us all, and hopefully we will revisit the experience with Glória DLGC again!!

"Goodnight Sweetheart" Programme:
Act One
Cavan Singers, Conductor Eileen Tackney, Accompnaist Sue King

All Things Bright and Beautiful (comp. Alexander)
Pilgrim Song (trad., arr Larson)
900 Miles(trad.)
Gloria DLGC, Conductor Ian Packham, Accompanist Dylan Walsh
Ave Verum(comp. Mozart)
Ave Maria (comp. Caccini)
Oró Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile (trad.)
Ballad To The Moon (comp. Elder)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (comp. Arlen)
Misbehavin’ (comp. Hoying, Grassi, Rad, Cunningham)
Thank You For The Music (comp. Andersson & Ulvaeus)

Act Two
Cavan Singers, Conductor Eileen Tackney, Accompanied by "The Band"

Rhythm of Life (comp. Coleman & Fields)
Vois Sur Ton Chemin (comp. Coulais & Barratier)
Not Getting Married Today [trio from Company](comp. Sondheim)
Amy - Martina Lee Boyle; Jenny - Pauline Brady; Paul - Brian McKeever; Robert - Tony McMahon
Life On Mars (comp. Bowie)
Blame It On The Boogie (comp. Jackson, Jackson & Krohn)
Soloists - Pauline Smith & Meabh Crowe
What Is This Feeling? (comp. Schwartz)
[duet from Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz]
Elphaba - Amanda O’Connor; Galinda - Laura Kavanagh
Freedom (comp. Michael) Soloist - Danny Boyle McKeon

Cavan Singers and Gloria DLGC

Goodnight Sweetheart (comp. Carter & Hudson)
(Surprise Solists - Ian Packham and Eileen Tackney!)

Hallelujah (comp. Cohen)

Production Team
Frances Galligan, Carmel Gaffney, Mairéad Conaty, Mags Amond, Pamela Young, Áine Sullivan, Nora Kennedy, Bríd Brady, Gerry O’Keeffe, Colm Crowe.
Piano - Sue King.
Electric & Acoustic Guitar - Peter Denton; Bass Guitar - Jim Kelly.
Drums & Percussion - Paul Cox & Siobhan Denton.
Sound & Light Kevin Callery, Paul Farnon.
DVD production Gerard Cogan, Cogan Pictures.
Front of House
Mark O’Hanlon, Pat Gaffney, Colman Smith, Andrew Fannon, Seamus Kennedy, Raymond Boyle.
Special Thanks
John Conlon; Alan McHugh; Cavan Gifts; Browne’s Pharmacy; Royal School, Cavan; Loreto College, Cavan; Hotel Kilmore management and staff; Our appreciative audience, families and supporters.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Big Band at the Ramor

The Ultimate Big Band experience took place at the Ramor Theatre on Friday and Saturday 5th & 6th of May. It was a fantastic show, not half long enough if audience reaction is anything to go by. Well done to our own members Aedine Brown (alto) and Tony McMahon (bass), and a special mention this year to Hugh Tunney (bass) making his debut with the 'Rat Pack'. You did us proud Hugh!

Darkness Into Light

We were delighted to take part in Darkness Into Light this year. We sang as the participants passed thru St Pats, at Hope Candle Hill, than we joined in as they were all gone past. We sang Rhythm of Life and Vida Las Vida, Adiemus and Cantar.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Our next outing...

We're busy rehearsing for this concert on Jan 20th.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Cavan Cathedral Service Christmas 2016

On December 14th, once again the Cathedral in Cavan was packed to capacity for the Christmas Carol celebration that has become the highlight of the season for many. Seven choirs, two orchestras, many soloists and students from local schools, a hard working production team worked together with the parish team to prepare a really lovely service of song, music, reading and light.

Here is the music that was enjoyed by all who attended...

Once In Royal David’s City (arr. Willcocks), All singing, soloist Fr Kevin Donohoe
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Willcocks), All singing
Guide Us O Lord (Gilleran), Cavan Rugby Club Male Voice Choir
Carols of the Bells (Leontovych), Royal School Choir
Angels' Carol (Rutter), Loreto College Choir
A New Born Child (Sund), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers
Silent Night (Gruber/Trotman), All choirs, Soloists Cara Cullen & Ailing O'Donoghue
Christmas Rhapsody No.2 (C. Tackney), St Patrick's College Choir & Ensemble
Ave Maria (Mascagni), Duet: Fr Darragh Connolly & Clare Reilly
Deck the Halls (Willcocks), All school choirs
Wexford Carol (Rutter), Briefness College Choir
Brazilian Sleigh Bells (Faith), Cavan Sinfonia
Mhuire na nGrás (E.Tackney), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers with Song Sisters & soloist Amie Gardiner
O Holy Night (Adam), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers with soloists Carmel O'Donoghue & Martina Lee Boyle
Sing (arr. Willcocks), Cavan Cathedral Choir & Cavan Singers
O Come All Ye Faithful (arr. Willcocks), All choirs.

Organists: Ciaran Tackney, Eileen Tackney.
Conductors: Eileen Tackney - Cathedral Choir & The Cavan Singers; Ciaran Tackney- St. Patrick’s College; Sue King - Cavan Sinfonia; Carmel Fay & Sarah Scully - Loreto College; Laura Kavanagh - The Royal School; Janet Traynor - Breifne College; Ann Noelle Bennett - Rugby Club Choir.
Brass Ensemble: Gavin Roche - Trombone; Colm Byrne - Trumpet; Vicktor Boyco - Trumpet; Brian Daly - French Horn.