The Mayo Male Voice Choir workshop, which seems to be becoming an annual event, was held this year on the 14th April at the Mayo County Council Training Centre in Castlebar. As last year we were treated to another 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 school choir.
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.
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.
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.