Male Voice Choir visits Montigny
Wicklow male voice choir recently travelled to twin town Montigny in France to attend the Montigny Spring Festival.
This follows in a long tradition of Wicklow male voice choir representing Wicklow in Germany, Wales, Poland and previously in France.
This tour was no exception and the choir performed to enthusiastic audiences on no less than four separate arenas.
The choir was delighted to participate in an informal welcome evening with the Montigny twinning committee and the local French Chorale 1V vents mixed choir.
Both choirs performed in a fun and light atmosphere on arrival and enjoyed the excellent French hospitality.
Wicklow were honoured guests at the opening of the Montigny Prairiale spring fair where the official ceremonies were concluded and once again performed for the assembled gathering.
The main event of the tour was the Saturday evening concert in aid of the local guide dogs for the blind which was attended by 500 people and together with the local choir finished off a very busy day.
On Sunday the choir sung at Mass in the beautiful Church of St Martin performing the likes of 'The Lord Bless You And Keep You' and 'Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring'. From there were taken on a short tour of Paris which included the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe , Notre Dame and many more interesting sights.