Monday 18 December 2017

North American choir singers light up gloomy Dublin

Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

A GROUP of 100 young people were singing in the rain and lighting up the grey skies around Trinity College today when they gave an impromptu musical performance.

The choir are in Dublin for the inaugural World Choral Fest which is taking place this weekend.

The group have travelled from the USA and Canada under the watchful eye of Tracy Resseguie, the founder of the festival.

The carefully selected group arrived in Dublin on Monday and have just seven days to rehearse their songs before the finale concert in the National Concert Hall on Sunday evening.

Mr Resseguie is a well-known choir director in the USA, and has been planning this event for the last three years.

“I am so excited about it- I can’t even explain how excited I am.  It has been such a joy being in rehearsal with everybody”.

Speaking ahead of the concert, he said that audiences should expect it to be “excellent, and at a high level”.

“It’s quite exceptional.  They have been rehearsing really hard for the last couple of days- it has just been a joy”.

Irish Independent

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