Saturday 19 January 2019

Special concert for anniversary

Myles Buchanan

Wicklow Male Voice Choir will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a special concert in St Patrick's Church later this month.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, and features an exciting programme.

The choir will sing two joyful and uplifting works - Vivaldi's 'Gloria' and Dan Forrest's 'Jubilate Deo'.

Dan Forrest is a young American composer and his 'Jubilate Deo' may have people dancing in the aisles. It's a setting of Psalm 100 which draws from a wide range of musical influences from around the world. The work is sung in seven different languages as a gesture of the unity between cultures.

Two young sopranos will sing the solo roles - Katie Richardson McCrea and Jade Phoenix from Greystones.

Wicklow Male Voice Choir formed in February 1998 following a meeting in the Grand Hotel and held its first public performance in Wicklow Golf club on May 24 of the same year.

The first chairman of the choir, Pat Sherlock, honorary secretary Pat Byrne and joint treasurers Andy Bolger and Eamonn Sheridan are all still actively involved in the choir.

Tickets for the special anniversary concert cost €15 and are available at Earl's Newsagents and on the door.

Wicklow People