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Monday 17 December 2018

Lorna hits the right notes in choir final

Bursary winner Lorna Breen, second from left, with Armed Forces School of Music director Lt Col Mark Armstrong, DCU lecturer in contemporary music Izumi Kimura and Wicklow Male Voice Choir musical director Tony Norton
Bursary winner Lorna Breen, second from left, with Armed Forces School of Music director Lt Col Mark Armstrong, DCU lecturer in contemporary music Izumi Kimura and Wicklow Male Voice Choir musical director Tony Norton

Lorna Breen beat off stiff competition to secure this year's Wicklow Male Voice Choir Bursary.

The final which took place last Friday night in the Church of Ireland Church in Wicklow town saw seven finalists battle it out to take the coveted title.

The seven finalists each performed two contrasting pieces on the night. Judges on the night were Lt. Col. Mark Armstrong, head of the Defence Forces School of Music, Izumi Kimura, renowned pianist and Tony Norton, musical director of Wicklow Male Voice Choir.

All three had a very tough job judging the competition as the standard showcased on the night was exceptionally high.

However in the end it was Lorna who impressed the judges the most and they awarded her the winner.

Lorna will receive a cheque for €1,000 which has been sponsored by Sheridan Colohan and will also perform at the annual Male Voice choir Christmas concert which will take place in St. Patrick's Church on December 16.

Wicklow People

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