Mary­land State Boy Choir vis­its Wick­low

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

THE Pres­ti­gious Mary­land State Boy­choir per­formed in Wick­low Par­ish Church as part of their Ir­ish tour.

The free event also fea­tured the much-ad­mired Wick­low Com­mu­nity Choir, di­rected by Tony Nor­ton.

The Mary­land State Boy­choir was formed in 1987 with just 14 boys.

Their mis­sion was to foster the boy­choir tra­di­tion by of­fer­ing tal­ented boys op­por­tu­ni­ties to sing and build self-es­teem, self dis­ci­pline and char­ac­ter. 30 years later and the choir still em­braces the same goal.

They per­formed a won­der­ful mix of mu­sic in Wick­low, in­clud­ing con­tem­po­rary pieces, gospel, spir­i­tu­als and folk songs.

The tour­ing choir con­sisted of 20 un­changed voices, tre­bles and al­tos, and 15 changed voices, ten­sors and basses.

The Wick­low date was part of a 15-day tour of Ire­land the choir em­barked on.

Cur­rently the choir con­sists of over 170 mem­bers, rang­ing in age from 7 to 20.

Ron Fagg, Paul Sharkey, Sean Olo­han and Pat O’Brien.

Ed­ward and Daphne Hall.

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