Wednesday, 25th May 2011
Fresh from its recent victory in the Premier National Competition for Male Voice Choirs at Cork International Choral Festival, Waterford Male Voice Choir is hosting its annual summer concert on Thursday 2nd June at 8pm in the Tower Hotel Waterford.
The concert ends another busy and successful choral year prior to the choir's participation in the Tall Ships Festival. During the past 12 months it organised three major concerts, various church performances, mental health week public recital and carol singing at the Rotary Tree, senior citizens institutions and schools at Christmas. Its CD "Memories and Melodies” was successfully launched by Mayor Mary Roche prior to the festive season. The New Year heralded another first when the choir undertook a four-day tour to Krakow in Poland and in early March it proudly represented Waterford's Choral community at the 1848 Tricolour Celebrations. WMVC's success at the prestigious Cork International Choral festival in April was testament to the dedication and commitment of the members, musical director Niall Crowley and accompanist Sinead Dempsey.
Variety and entertainment will be very much the fore on the night with contrasting instrumental and choral items. On the instrumental side Joe Whelan (classical guitar), WIT Gypsy Jazz Group, The Brassnecks (brass quintet) and the traditional Irish group Trad Masters will set the tone. Choral items will be provided by the colourful African Catholic Community Choir, beautiful soprano Vanessa Brophy, barbershop group Sweeney Toddlers and of course Waterford Male Voice Choir. It will be a great night so don't miss out.Tower Hotel, Waterford on Thursday 2nd June at 8PM.
Capacity is strictly limited to 300 so early purchase of tickets is advised. "Memories and Melodies” CD will be on sale to concertgoers at a special price of only €5.
Tickets: €15 and €10 (concession) available from Waterford Male Voice Choir members, John Palmer Music Centre, George's Street Waterford, Cahill's Newsagent's Main Street Tramore and on the door at concert (if available).
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