Monday, 25 April 2016

1916-2016, Cavan remembers

We were invited to sing at the official Cavan Centenary Celebration at the Courthouse on April 23rd. This gave us the chance, with special permissions, to sing again our A Nation's Voice piece, One Hundred Years A Nation. This time we sang it conducted by our Musical Director Eillen Tackney, with Sue King accompanying us on keyboard. The student choir of Cavan Royal School and their teacher, our soprano Laura Kavanagh, sang the childrens' chorus.
Our programme was
Mo Ghile Mear - solo - Irelane Dunwoody (alto)
Oro se do bheatha bhaile - Martina Lee Boyle (soprano) leading the choir
A Nation Once Again - Brian McKeever (bass) leading the choir
The Kerry Dances
The Lord's My Shepherd
One Hundred Years A Nation

The National Anthem

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Visitors from Europe

It was a nice surprise to have a small audience for our rehearsal this week - normally we sing to the four walls. Our Chair, Carmel (alto) invited a group of teachers from all over Europe to join us, as apart of their Erasmus+ project visit to Loreto College. They were a very appreciative audience - hopefully our performance will give an added dimension to their impressions of Cavan.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Happy clappy rehearsal anarchy

We injected a little anarchy to our rehearsal last evening, and made a short video promo for our forthcoming proms, Songs From The Silver Screen. We had our Happy alto group of Mary, Rachael, Clare, Phyllis ans Clare; we had an assortment of clappers, and some very groovy dancers.
The result is 60 seconds of song, percussion and (ahem) dance, all on a shaky unedited video clip.
It is on our very own You Tube channel

Who knows, we may try a few more, so mark the calendar for May 19th in the Hotel Kilmore - don't miss miss ou Summer Proms!