Presentation to ISPCC Childline

Jim Tiernan (Chairman MMVC) and Jimmy Murphy (Treasurer MMVC) presented a cheque today, 2nd May 2018, to ISPCC Childline from the proceeds of the MMVC carol singing activities at Christmas.

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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.
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MMVC Workshop 2018

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.

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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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Michael Walshe – Obituary

It was with great regret and sadness that we learnt of the passing of our good friend and fellow choir member Michael Walshe on Sunday last, 9th December. His remains were brought to Kilmeena Church on Tues Dec 11th at 6.30 where the choir were delighted to have the opportunity to form a guard of honour for our friend. Deirdre played the church organ as our choir sang Adoramus Te, The Lord is My Shepherd and A Mhuire Mháthair in his memory. He will be sadly missed by all of the members of Mayo Male Voice Choir, a choir Michael participated in fully, even battling ongoing pain in order to attend our practices and performances.

May he rest in peace.

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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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