Monday 26 February 2018

Mid Louth choir performs at third Budapest Music Festival

Members of the Cor Sarain choir.
Members of the Cor Sarain choir.

The Cor Sarain choir from Kilsaran and Castlebellingham, travelled to Hungry recently to take part in the third Budapest Music Festival, featuring choirs and orchestras from across Europe.

The 32 voice Cor Sarain choir, accompanied by pianist Ann Clarke performed in Saint Stephen's Bascilica with two pieces, Our Father followed by Lord of all Hopefulness. Sixteen other choirs were also participating on the same evening.

The following evening they were among nine choirs performing at the József Attila Cultural Center,

The choir's eight piece programme included a fabulous rendition of the traditional Rinnce Philip a' Cheoil and a hauntingly beautiful version of the W. B. Yeats classic Down by the Sally Gardens.

Cor Sarain, finished with a rousing rendition of Alexander's Ragtime Band, the appreciative audience were on their feet, delighted with the choice of songs provided by the choir from Kilsarn!

Choir mistress, Mary Price was presented with a diploma on the night, in recognition of the choir's achievement.

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