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Thursday 20 June 2019

All female ensemble perform sold out show

The Sing and Tonics Leanne Fitzgerald, Vicky Warwick, Aisling Kennedy, Judith Lyons, Maria O’Hara, Aimee Gray, Aoife Byrne, Noreen O’Connor and Maeve O’Hara
The Sing and Tonics Leanne Fitzgerald, Vicky Warwick, Aisling Kennedy, Judith Lyons, Maria O’Hara, Aimee Gray, Aoife Byrne, Noreen O’Connor and Maeve O’Hara

Myles Buchanan

The Millennium Centre, Oldcourt, Manor Kilbride was the setting for a concert from vocal ensemble Sing&Tonics.

The sold out concert was organised by Manor Kilbride Music School and proved a resounding success.

They love to sing a variety of genres including Jazz, classical, pop and Celtic. They sang at Dublin Castle for the presentation of the National Gaisce Awards with President Michael D. Higgins in attendance, and a few days prior to their engagement at Manor Kilbride Music School, they were special guests at the Dublin Male Voice Choir Summer Concert at St Ann's Church Dawson Street.

Three of the members of Sing&Tonics hail from the Blessington area and are former music students of Manor Kilbride Music School.

The group sang their own arrangements of popular numbers including 'When I Fall In Love', 'Summertime', 'Blackbird', 'In The Mood' and 'Can't Stop The Feeling' and Classical pieces like 'Habenera' from Bizet's Carmen and 'The Flower Duet' from Delibe's Lakmé, with plenty of switches and changes to give each voice its opportunity to shine, connecting continuously with the eagerly attentive audience.

The audience became acquainted with each member of the nine-person ensemble as their programme diversified from solo pieces to duets, trios, quartets and quintets.

Occasionally one member would accompany a solo singer on piano as in 'Agnus Dei' from J.S.Bach's Mass In B minor, and the very poignant song 'You Put The Lights Out' by composer Vincent Kennedy who was present on the night.

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