Three sold-out choir shows

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VOICES of Bray com­mu­nity choir took to the Mer­maid stage re­cently for three fan­tas­tic sell­out con­certs.

‘Many thanks to all who came out to sup­port us and our nom­i­nated char­i­ties. It was a great few days,’ said a spokesper­son for the choir.

Songs at the per­for­mances in­cluded the ever-pop­u­lar ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen, Adele’s ‘Hello’, and ‘Pretty Woman’ by Roy Or­bi­son.

The con­cert pro­ceeds will be do­nated to Homelink as well as fund­ing the pur­chase of a de­fib­ril­la­tor for Sun­beam House Ser­vices.

The choir was es­tab­lished three years ago to en­cour­age adults of all ages to get in­volved in singing. The choir wel­comes all-com­ers, re­gard­less of mu­si­cal abil­ity or ex­pe­ri­ence. There are no au­di­tions.

The reper­toire of the choir is mainly pop­u­lar mu­sic from the 1950s up to the present day.

The choir has be­come one of the largest in the coun­try with more than 130 mem­bers.

While mem­bers don’t need to au­di­tion, or be able to read mu­sic or have any singing ex­pe­ri­ence, they per­form their songs to the ab­so­lute high­est stan­dard they can achieve. Most of the songs are ar­ranged in to three or four parts for the singer. The at­mos­phere in the Mer­maid for the con­certs was up­lift­ing, and a hugely en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence for au­di­ence and choir mem­bers alike.

Bray Com­mu­nity Choir per­form­ing at the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre last week.

Anna O’Brien and Una Con­dron.

The men singing Roy Or­bi­son’s ‘Pretty Woman’.

Liz Reynolds at the cen­tre of the so­pra­nos.

He­len O’Mahoney singing Adele’s ‘Hello’.

Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor John Ivory.

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