Tuesday 20 March 2018

Choirs raise roof at the Holy Family

The Holy Family Church, courtesy of Fr David Bradley, recently hosted the Spring Choral Festival (Formerly Tenure Choral Festival) and what a splendid evening it turned out to be for the packed church.

The organisers of this marvellous festival, initiated by Siobhan Seberry, are to be complimented for their efforts in expanding this choral event which includes a wide variety of female, male and mixed choral singing with Gospel Music also ,to make it a most enjoyable experience.

It was very evident throughout the performances of each of the 14 choirs who took part, that the appreciative audience and performers alike really enjoyed themselves.

The Mornington Folk Group opened the Festival followed by the church choirs of Tenure, Holy Family, Fieldstown and The Augustinian each singing such beautiful renditions as "The Lord Is My Shepard" - "Adoro Te" - "With All My Heart" - "Make Me A Channel of Your Peace".

Next on was the Skerries Community Choir who finished with a lovely rendition of "Somewhere Out There."

There was then a wonderful set of three pieces performed firstly by the marvellous Sonata Singers, conducted by Siobhan Seberry, who sang the beautiful "Laudate Dominium" and a lovely arrangement of "Super Trooper". They were then joined by the Navan Male Choir for an outstanding arrangement of "Locus Iste" and "Anthem" (Chess). The Navan Male Choir finished off this fabulous threesome with "Popule Meus" and "Dulaman"

The sporting fraternity were represented by the Bettystown Golf Club Choir followed by the established "Tredagh Singers" who excelled with "An Irish Blessing" and "Baba Yetu".

The Meath Diocesan Choir were in fine voice with "How Great Thou Art" before the Drogheda Male Voice Choir performed "The Peacemakers" and the rousing "Seventy Six Trombones" before the Mornington Gospel Choir finished off a truly magnificent evening with "Keep Singing" and "Lift Jesus Higher/Down By The Riverside".

All the choirs combined for the Finale to sing "Va Pinsiero".

This was a wonderfully staged event which is enthusiastically supported by all the participating choirs and a very appreciative audience who are already looking forward to next years Choral Festival which will again take place in the Holy Family Church in Ballsgrove.

Drogheda Independent