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Saturday 18 August 2018

Orpheus Choir round off busy year with end of season concert

It's been a busy season for Sligo's Orpheus Choir. And they plan to close it off in a big way with their end of season concert this weekend. The choir are just coming to the end of a busy year that saw them travel to Iceland where they performed in a catholic church.

In November, the choir hosted a Remembrance Day concert at Gillooley hall, before they raised €2,300 for the Simon Community thanks to the Carols by Candlelight concert in the Friary in December.

In March, they sang in the iconic St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin with the Symphony Orchestra of Ireland conducted by David Brophy singing a specially commissioned piece by Bill Whelan - only 3 choirs invited to sing at the event. This Saturday, June 9th, Sligo Orpheus Choir present 'Music for a Summer's Evening' in St. John's Cathedral, John Street, thus wrapping up their season. The singers of the Orpheus Choir will charm you with a delightful programme of music, perfect for a summer's evening in this beautiful medieval cathedral with its history and perfect acoustics.

The programme features composers such as Mascagni, Verdi, Schubert, Mozart, Rutter, Handel and Icelandic folk songs.

"There will be music from the royal wedding and lots of well known favourites," explained Raymond Carty, Chairperson of Sligo Orpheus Choir.

Amy O'Hara added: "New members are always welcome to join. We have lots of fun together," she said.

For more, contact Raymond Carty on 0877430684 or Amy O'Hara, Joint Chairperson on 0872168522 or alternatively email orpheuschoirsligo@gmail.com.

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