Spring Concerts

The first of our spring concerts is upon us

Spring concert poster

We are delighted to be starting our series of spring concerts in Castleisland this year. We are even more delighted to be joined by the Differter Saitenspielkreis from Germany, a plucked string orchestra with whom we have performed before, many moons ago, and by Ailish Walshe and the Castleisland Presentation Secondary School and Community choirs. It promises to be a wonderful evening of music and all proceeds are going to the Castleisland Day Care Centre to fund their wonderful work.

Pub Quiz

First it was our new quiz night, then it was our annual quiz night and then came Covid – now it’s back!! Get your Paddy’s weekend off to a great start with a night out with the choir. Compered by the wonderful Sean Lyons, the questions could be tricky but the craic will be mighty.

Admissions Closed!

It’s time to close admissions to the choir for this term. With five rehearsals already under our belts, it would be too much of an ask for new members to be in any way prepared for the upcoming concerts in April. Please if you had a notion to join us this year, come to one of the concerts (details to appear here shortly), see what we’re about and then you can join us in September for the Christmas program. You will be very welcome!

So how was your first rehearsal?

We started back to rehearsals last Wednesday and it all went very well, or at least that’s what it felt like to me! But to all the new members who maybe felt a little overwhelmed, I want to remind you that we all felt that on our first night. Looking at the reams of music to learn, the strange harmonies, the really high notes, you would be forgiven for thinking that there’s no way you can learn it all, no way that it can ever come together. But you can and it does! No one expects you to learn every piece in your first term, some will take a while, some will come really quickly. I always say to focus on your favourites because above all else, singing in a choir is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. So don’t stress if there are bits you’re unsure of, the rest of the choir will carry you until you are ready to carry them! And when Sharon says put your music away, she’s not talking to you!

Meanwhile here’s a link to some videos from our Christmas concert. Let me tell you, there are some pieces in there we were all unsure about when we started them, but it all came good in the end!

Christmas is coming!

And Kerry Choral Union is ready to sing all about it.

With a luxury selection box of musical talent, do we have a show for you. Tickets are available from Kerry Choral Union members and at the door on the night. Come on in out of the cold and let us put you in the festive spirit!