Storm Lorenzo definitely wants to put us in mind of winter but before we give in completely, let’s take a look back at our Spring Concert for Recovery Haven. Keep an eye out for the videos as I’ll be posting more of them over the coming weeks.
I’m starting today with And Can It Be (Wesley/Plew/Forrest) for no particular reason other than that it starts with ‘A’. Enjoy!
Last night was our annual concert with Recovery Haven at the Tralee Bay Wetlands and it was as always a lovely and deeply moving event. The weather played nice too and we were treated to a dry, mild evening with a lovely sunset. As the evening wound down, I took a walk around the lake to watch the floating lanterns and the lights of the centre against the darkening sky and was struck at how perfect this location is for this event. In and of the town, bridging the urban setting with the bay beyond. Peaceful and tranquil. Thanks to everyone who made last evening such a huge success and to Recovery Haven for having us be part of it again.
On April 17 last, we had the great pleasure of having a German youth choir, Chorjugend Grevenbrück e. V. from Sauerland in Germany, perform for us in Collis Sandes House. Many thanks to Bryan Carr for arranging this and for sending on this Radio Kerry piece recorded that evening. The performance by these young singers was simply excellent, as you can hear from the audio. We were all hugely impressed, both with their talent and with the work they had clearly put in. Well done to everyone involved!
As a thank you, we sang for them one of the songs that we will be singing in our spring concert for Recovery Haven this Sunday, and Radio Kerry were very kind to include it in their feature. That concert is on at 7:30 pm tomorrow, Sunday, April 28 in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church, Tralee, for anyone who fancies getting out of the house now that the storm has well and truly passed. It’s for a great cause and tickets (€10) will be available on the door.
On Palm Sunday last, the choir travelled down to Millstreet in Cork to sing with the Duhallow Choral Society in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital. Judging by the turnout, it is a cause close to many a local’s heart. It was wonderful to have such a warm and appreciative audience and also to get the opportunity to sing with Duhallow Choral Society again. There is a very special sound and feeling when the two choirs combine. Also, the hospitality was amazing! Thanks to everyone involved in organizing this great event.
Duhallow have some lovely clips from the concert on their facebook page but I’ve just included some audio from the rehearsal below. Enjoy!
A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period
Spring has arrived, the clocks have gone forward and there’s a cock’s step in the evenings. It is a time for joyous singing! And it has been a busy start to the year for Kerry Choral Union. We have been flat out rehearsing for our Spring Concerts, the first of which is this coming Sunday (14.04.2019) in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, where we will be joining our friends from Duhallow Choral Society for what is sure to be a wonderful evening. Last Sunday’s rehearsal in Millstreet was really good and we were all delighted with how well the two choirs blended together – both vocally and socially! The video below features a taste of the rehearsal with images from the gorgeous St. Patrick’s. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Don’t be late!
Eagle-eyed readers will also note that we’ve had a bit of a spring clean on the website too. It’s the time of year for it after all. Take a look around, we’ll be adding more photos and videos in the months ahead!