Thursday 14 December 2017

Aims festival to fill town with music

Aims Choral Festival PRO Sarah Collins
Aims Choral Festival PRO Sarah Collins

David Looby

Musical societies and choirs from all over the country will descend on New Ross next week for the annual Aims Choral festival.

This is the 33rd years that the festival has taken place in New Ross and every year it fills the town with music and excitement over three days. The choral festival - which runs ffrom Friday, May 19 until Sunday, May 21, brings together groups and choirs from all over Ireland for one weekend a year to showcase the talent of our nation.

The weekend begins with the junior competitions on the Friday, followed on Saturday night by a gala concert. Sunday sees adult competitions reach new heights with a range of music to suit all tastes.

Aims Choral Festival PRO Sarah Collins said: 'We have many amazing talented choirs and groups from all over Ireland already signed up to perform on both Friday and Sunday. Sunday also sees the announcement of the nominees for the Association of Irish Musical Society (AIMS) awards. The awards ceremony will then take place in Killarney in June.'

This year the Saturday night concert will feature musical societies from all over the south east including New Ross Musical Society, St Michael's Theatre Musical Society, Oyster Lane Musical Society, Enniscorthy Musical Society, and Carnew Musical Society, to name but a few.

This concert will take place on the Saturday of the festival in St Michaels Theatre at 8 p.m.

'The choral festival promises to be a weekend full of entertainment, music and for all. Even if you are not taking part, we welcome you to New Ross to enjoy the beautiful music that will be heard all over the town from May 19 to May 21. We can guarantee a fantastic atmosphere and fun for all.'

New Ross Standard

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