Friday, May 20, 2022

Springing into Song for the Red Cross - May 20022

A unique concert later this month will bring together five Galway choirs to raise funds for the Red Cross’ Ukraine relief work.

Spearheaded by Galway Choral Association, the event will include performances by the Galway Simon Community Music Project, Loughrea-based three-part women’s choir Bravo Belles, the city’s first mental wellness community support choir, Cór na dTreabh, and Galway’s premier male voice a cappella group, the Galway Baytones.

“We are delighted to bring together such a diverse range of choirs” says Carol Duffy, Chairperson of Galway Choral Association. “We worked with Galway Simon Music Project in our last community-focussed concert in 2019, and it’s a fantastic to see community members experience the joy of coming together to make music. And we’re delighted to showcase the range of choral music opportunities available in Galway – a city which really does have a choir for every level of music experience.”

“Our last concert was a performance of Haydn’s Nelson Mass in March 2020, days before the choral world closed down” says director Norman Duffy. “While we tried working on-line, nothing replaces the experience of singing together as we to learn choral works. It has been challenging getting back in shape for public performances. While our long-term goal is a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in early 2023, in this concert, we will present a taster of the Requiem, along with lighter works by John Rutter, Thomas Morley and James E Moore.”

The concert is at 8pm on Saturday 28 May in the Augustinian Church in Middle St. Tickets are €15 and are available from Eventbrite, choir members or at the door.

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