Monday, January 07, 2019

CARLOW Choral Society celebrated the build-up to Christmas in fine voice with a feast of music delighting audiences in both Carlow and Dublin.

The prolific choir held A Glorious Christmas in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, where a packed audience was suitably impressed by the challenging repertoire and incredible performance of the choir. The programme included the very well-known and uplifting Gloria by Vivaldi and a moving performance of Buxdehude’s The newborn babe, the heavenly child with favourites from Handel’s Messiah and sing-along carols including Hark the herald angels sing and Joy to the world.

Carlow Choral Society performing during their presentation of A Glorious Christmas conducted by Blanaid Murphy in Carlow cathedral

The concert was conducted by Carlow Choral Society’s musical director Blanaid Murphy.

“It went really well – we were delighted,” said choir member Stephen Harland. “We’d really like to thank everyone who came along to support us. Then we went straight into preparing for our Glory of Christmas concerts at the National Concert Hall, Dublin,” he added.

Carlow Choral Society performed in the National Concert Hall with a matinee and evening performance. Again, this was a sell-out event, with the choir once again excelling.

Carlow Choral Society now has 75 members but always welcomes more, promising an enjoyable, uplifting and informative insight into choral work and music in general.

The choir meets at 6.45am on Monday nights in Carlow College.

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By Suzanne Pender
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