Choirs will be in fine voice for showcase

CHOIRS from across Kerry will be on song in Killarney this week when they take to the stage for an innovative showcase, sponsored by The Kerryman.

The choirs from eight schools are taking part in the Inaugural Kerry Schools Choir Showcase in The Malton Hotel on Thursday, February 27, which is being co-ordinated by the Killarney Musical Society.

Kerryman Marketing Manager Siobhan Murphy paid tribute to all those involved in the unique project: "This is the first time a showcase like this has been attempted in Kerry and Kerry schools have really embraced the idea.

The Killarney Musical Society deserves real praise for offering these young singers the opportunity to perform on such a great stage."

"The Kerryman is delighted to be associated with an event which provides such a fantastic outlet for the talents of our young people and we are very much looking forward to the evening," she added.

The participating schools are: Holy Cross, Mercy School Killarney, the Presentation Monastery NS Killarney, Lissivigeen NS, Firies NS, Fossa NS, Spa NS, Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh and Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Tralee.

A real treat to the senses, this week's showcase promises to be a night to remember for all the youngsters involved as they take to the stage to perform in an event that is about music rather than competition.

Each of the schools will perform two pieces of their own choice before taking part in a joint performance at the end of the concert of 'Sing' the song written by Gary Barlow and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Showcase initiative has been given the support of Kerry County Council and is also sponsored by Jim McGann of has praised the initiative: " is all about providing the tools for schools to help students improve in each subject. By sponsoring the Kerry School Choir Showcase we are able to extend this into the arts."

This Thursday night's showcase starts at 7.30pm sharp and tickets costing €5 for adults and €3 for children will be available on the door on the night.