MMVC Spring Concert 2018

Our Spring Concert this year was held in the GMIT in Castlebar on the 20th April. Our guest artists this year were Rory Musgrave (Baritone), Mairéad Buicke (Soprano) and Sarah Lyons (Violin).

Originally we engaged Sinéad Campbell-Wallace as Soprano but due to unforeseen circumstances she was unable to attend and we are mot grateful to Mairéad Buicke for stepping in and filling the gap.

The video below (about 20 mins) is a brief synopsis of the concert.

Our grateful thanks go to all who put in so much work to make this event happen so successfully.

The choir of around 42 members start their warm up before the concert under the watchful eye of Musical Director Deirdre Lee.

The concert hall begins to fill up. Eventually we had a full house for the start of the performance (and at the end 🙂 )

A couple of shots during the performance. Apologies for the poor quality in the low light.

The Chairman of the MMVC Committee gave an address at the end of the concert

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Spring Concert 2018 GMIT Mayo Campus 20 April

The Mayo Male Voice Choir are pleased to announce that the Spring Concert 2018 will take place at 8pm on the evening of the 20th April at the GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar.

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Concert at Castlebar, October 13th, 2017

A lovely clip that captures visually the essence of the concert in the beautiful Christchurch, Castlebar, hosted by the Mayo International Choral Festival, featuring the ‘Amazing Popkoor’ from the Netherlands, the Mayo Male Voice Choir and the Rolling Waves from Mayo. Many thanks to Ger Duffy and the team at Studio X.

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Death of Charlie Davis RIP

The death has occurred suddenly of Charlie Davis, son of our esteemed colleague Lar Davis (Baritone section).

Reposing at The Coady Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5 o’clock with removal at 7 o’clock to the Church of the Holy Rosary.

Requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with the funeral proceeding to Castlebar New Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations to St Vincent de Paul, c/o Coadys Funeral Home.

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An ‘Amazing’ choir from the Netherlands to perform in Mayo!

Hailing from Holten, a village in the north east of the Netherlands, ‘Amazing Popkoor’ will visit Mayo in October upon the invitation of the Mayo International Choral Festival. Their trip will involve a tour of the West of Ireland culminating in a concert in Christchurch, Castlebar, together with the ‘Mayo Male Voice Choir’ and the ‘The Rolling Waves’ on Friday 13th October.

Formed in 1994, this mixed adult choir has 40 members and their repertoire consists of beautiful renditions of many of the all-time favourite pop-songs, in four-part a cappella arrangements. Directed by Marion Mulders the choir performs regularly at choral festivals and events in the Netherlands and in Europe including Finland and Germany.

The ‘Amazing Popkoor’ from the Netherlands will perform together with the Mayo Male Voice Choir and The Rolling Waves at Christchurch, Castlebar, Friday 13th October in association with the Mayo International Choral Festival.


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Arís Choir – Go the Distance


This video was published on 13 Jul 2017

Arís Celebration Choir’s cover of the Disney song ‘Go The Distance’ which was composed by Alan Menken.

Ireland’s Arís Celebration Choir, sing an inspiring repertoire of traditional and modern classics. Under the musical direction of internationally renowned Veronica McCarron, the Arís Celebration Choir is committed to introducing as many people as possible to the beauty, inspiration and joy of brilliantly performed choral music. Veronica ran the MMVC workshop recently, a most enjoyable event that benefited greatly the members that attended.

Inspired by their beautiful home city of Kilkenny, Arís celebrates the joy of living and through their music, contributes to the living legacy that is their birthright.

Kilkenny – the home of Arís.

Arís Celebration Choir is supported by Allianz.

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AGM Of The Mayo Male Voice Choir

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Mayo Male Voice Choir took place last week in the Parish Centre, Castlebar.

After a one minute silence for deceased members the Chairman Jim Tiernan welcomed members and reflected on a very successful year that culminated with three performances in the recent Mayo International Choral Festival. Achieving the runners-up prize in the Male Voice Section of the festival was a fitting conclusion and reward for the effort expended during the year. The secretary Frank Larkin outlined in detail all of the year’s activities while the treasurer Jimmy Murphy presented a healthy balance sheet once again.
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‘Ballina Sings’ May 25th 2017

Ballina Chamber Choir hosted the Ballina Sings event, part of the Mayo International Choral Festival, at the Ballina Arts Centre on the evening of the 25th May, 2017. The Mayo Male Voice Choir and Swedish group Cantare Chamber Choir were their guests.

 

Our hosts the Ballina Chamber Choir which was formed in 2011.


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MMVC Workshop 20th May 2017

On Saturday the 20th of May members of the Mayo Male Voice Choir were treated to a fantastic workshop under the direction and tutelage of Veronica McCarron of Britain’s Got Talent fame. Born in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Veronica is a BMus, Dip Mus Ed Graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow and University of Perth, Western Australia. She has been teaching for 43 years during which time she has taught in Scotland, Australia, the United States and most recently at the Presentation Secondary School in Kilkenny, Ireland. She has now retired but still travels from Donegal to tutor the choir. From the moment she arrived at the Presentation Secondary School Kilkenny, her passion and enthusiasm for music captured the imagination of the students. Year after year her choirs have achieved the highest honours in some of the most prestigious competitions.
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A.G.M. Mayo Male Voice Choir 2016-2017

On Thursday the 1st June, 2017 at 8 pm (20:00 hrs) the Annual General Meeting of Mayo Male Voice Choirs will be held at the Parish Centre, Castlebar, Mayo. (Old St Gerald’s College across from the church, up the steps – not Family Centre)

Agenda

1. Minutes of A.G.M 2015/2106

2. Matters Arising

3. Secretary’s Report

4. Treasurer’s Report
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