Thir­teen lo­cal choirs to per­form at Wick­low Sings Cho­ral Fes­ti­val

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

THE Halls will be alive with the sound of mu­sic as the Wick­low Sings Cho­ral Fes­ti­val 2018 raises the roof at Tem­ple Car­rig School in Grey­stones later this month.

Now in its third year, the fes­ti­val will show­case over 13 of the best of Gar­den County choirs on Satur­day, April 21.

Min­is­ter of State for Food, Forestry and Hor­ti­cul­ture An­drew Doyle will open the fes­ti­val, which gets un­der­way at 7.30 p.m..

Grey­stones singer and fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Dara MacMa­hon said: ‘This fes­ti­val is a unique op­por­tu­nity for cho­ral fans to hear the best that Wick­low has to of­fer. There is mas­sive sup­port and in­ter­est in this fes­ti­val and al­most 300 singers will be in­volved.

‘Ev­ery choir will per­form two songs each and then the fi­nale will see up to 300 singers singing to­gether, which is a pow­er­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for both the au­di­ence and the singers,’ she said.

Alan Cox, Prin­ci­pal of Tem­ple Car­rig School, said: ‘We are de­lighted to host Wick­low Sings again this year – au­di­ences will en­joy the di­ver­sity of choirs from all over the county.

‘It is a fan­tas­tic evening and pro­vides a great op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to use the fa­cil­i­ties of the school.’

Choirs per­form­ing at this year’s fes­ti­val in­clude: Voices of Bray, DoMiSo Choir, Serendip­ity, Beat­ing Time, Unity Gospel Choir, Move4Parkin­sons Wick­low Choir, Avon­dale Voices, Pitch Per­fect Ladies, Newtown Male Voice Choir, Tem­ple Car­rig School Choir, West Wick­low Voices, Tina­hely Women’s Choir and more.

Tick­ets for the fes­ti­val cost €10 or €5 for stu­dents and are avail­able from Eventbrite.ie, Tem­ple Car­rig’s School Of­fice or the Busi­ness Bureau in Grey­stones.

Pro­ceeds from the fes­ti­val will go to­wards Tiglin while the raf­fle pro­ceeds are in aid of Move4Parkin­sons. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact For more in­for­ma­tion wick­lows­ings@gmail.com.

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