By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson
September has arrived and it has decided to be a summer month this year. And while we will enjoy every ounce of sunshine that we get, we will still be singing Christmas songs come Wednesday night! Why? Because Kerry Choral Union are back to rehearsals at Collis Sandes House at 7:30 pm. Members, you know the drill, bring the music that you have, your water and a pencil. New members, you are always welcome! Come along fifteen minutes early and we will sort you out. Sharon will get you to sing a few scales to figure out what line you’re in and we’ll take it from there. There’s no obligation to join on the first night, you can give it a few weeks to see how you like it. Come for the music, stay for the craic!
Join us (and the Roses) at the Wetlands for Recovery Haven’s Celebration of Light.
In what has become a very special event on our calendar, we are once again performing in Recovery Haven’s annual celebration of hope and light, of recovery and life this August at the Wetlands. Please come and support the wonderful work that Recovery Haven do for people recovering from cancer in our community, and take a moment for reflection and gratitude. All are welcome!
Originally conceived as a Christmas concert, but cancelled due to adverse weather, our joint concert with Coláiste na Ríochta is finally here. Join us Wednesday 19th April at 7:30 pm for an evening of song, where we will be joined by the school’s own girls’ choir and traditional band. Tickets will be available on the door and cost €10 for adults, €5 for U-18s and OAPs. Note that if you bought tickets for the Christmas concert they are still valid.
The bags are packed, the music folders carefully stowed, the uniforms are complete and neatly packed in the bags (should I check one more time?). Kerry Choral Union are on the road!! We’re so delighted to be joining up with the Gledholt Male Voice Choir for another concert this year. And we’re even more delighted that this time it’s the return leg. We are off to perform this weekend in Huddersfield. Before we even leave though, we have to thank David and all the gang there for their help in organising this trip. Their local knowledge is proving invaluable and their pride in Yorkshire is tangible in every offer to greet us, guide us, host us and generally show us that great Northern hospitality! See you soon.
Kerry Choral Union is delighted to announce that Maksym Lozovyi will also be joining us on stage at our Christmas Gala concert on Sunday night. Maksym is a famous baritone from Ukraine and is especially well-known in his native city of Kherson. Due to the atrocities of the war being waged against his country, Maksym was forced to leave his city with his family.
In Ukraine, Maksym performed to sold out audiences. His baritone voice is full of extraordinary timbre and he is a very musical and artistic performer. His favorite genre is opera, but he also sings popular music. Maksym has won many prizes in Ukraine for his singing including;
– Second prize at the international opera vocal competition “Open international audition” (2018, Rimini, Italy)
– A special prize for best singer at the international M. Magomayev competition in Lviv 2019.
– He has also participated in a major international opera festival in Kherson (2020)
Maksym tells us he is very happy to perform in Tralee on Sunday as a guest soloist with Kerry Choral Union, but he’s not as happy as we are to have him.