Wicklow People (West Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By MYLES BUCHANAN

Ju­dith Lyons, Vicky War­wick, Aoife Byrne and Maeve O’Hara tak­ing part in the Manor Kil­bride Mu­sic School Summer Con­cert in The Mil­len­nium Cen­tre.

THE Mil­len­nium Cen­tre, Old­court, Manor Kil­bride was the set­ting for a con­cert from vo­cal en­sem­ble Sing&Ton­ics.

The sold out con­cert was or­gan­ised by Manor Kil­bride Mu­sic School and proved a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

They love to sing a va­ri­ety of gen­res in­clud­ing Jazz, clas­si­cal, pop and Celtic. They sang at Dublin Cas­tle for the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Na­tional Gaisce Awards with Pres­i­dent Michael D. Hig­gins in at­ten­dance, and a few days prior to their en­gage­ment at Manor Kil­bride Mu­sic School, they were spe­cial guests at the Dublin Male Voice Choir Summer Con­cert at St Ann’s Church Daw­son Street.

Three of the mem­bers of Sing&Ton­ics hail from the Bless­ing­ton area and are for­mer mu­sic stu­dents of Manor Kil­bride Mu­sic School.

The group sang their own ar­range­ments of pop­u­lar num­bers in­clud­ing ‘When I Fall In Love’, ‘Sum­mer­time’, ‘Black­bird’, ‘In The Mood’ and ‘Can’t Stop The Feel­ing’ and Clas­si­cal pieces like ‘Haben­era’ from Bizet’s Car­men and ‘The Flower Duet’ from De­libe’s Lakmé, with plenty of switches and changes to give each voice its op­por­tu­nity to shine, con­nect­ing con­tin­u­ously with the ea­gerly at­ten­tive au­di­ence.

The au­di­ence be­came ac­quainted with each mem­ber of the nine-per­son en­sem­ble as their pro­gramme di­ver­si­fied from solo pieces to duets, trios, quar­tets and quin­tets.

Oc­ca­sion­ally one mem­ber would ac­com­pany a solo singer on piano as in ‘Agnus Dei’ from J.S.Bach’s Mass In B mi­nor, and the very poignant song ‘You Put The Lights Out’ by com­poser Vin­cent Kennedy who was present on the night.

Maeve O’Hara, Maria O’Hara and Noreen O’Con­nor.

Karen Abe.

Aimee Gray and Paul O’Con­nor.

The Sing and Ton­ics Leanne Fitzger­ald, Vicky War­wick, Ais­ling Kennedy, Ju­dith Lyons, Maria O’Hara, Aimee Gray, Aoife Byrne, Noreen O’Con­nor and Maeve O’Hara.

Leanne Fitzger­ald, Noreen O’Con­nor, Aimee Gray and Ais­ling Kennedy.

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