Cancellation of events

Mayo Male Voice Choir, in compliance with Official HSE Health Guidelines concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, has announced that all events planned for this its twentieth anniversary year have been cancelled. This includes our Annual Spring Concert scheduled for May 1st next.

We would like to thank our faithful followers for their support, and assure them that we will resume our activities as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Jim Tiernan
Chairman

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9th Mayo International Choral Festival postponed to 2021

The organisers of the Mayo International Choral Festival, which takes place during the second last week in May each year has announced that the 9th festival is postponed to May 2021.

Said Festival Producer, Declan Durcan “we have taken the decision in light of the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation. All choir leaders and coordinators of the 36 choirs who have entered have been personally contacted, with very positive responses, and commitments from the majority of these choirs to take part in 2021. We are in the process of engaging with our sponsors, venue operators, suppliers and volunteers. While the postponement is undoubtedly disappointing to all concerned, we remain optimistic about the future of the festival and look forward to May 2021, when we will celebrate it’s 9th year”.

Mayo County Council, the festival’s main supporter, added that while similar to so many other events being cancelled, the postponement is disappointing, but the decision is a responsible one given the current uncertainty and that the Council is fully behind the 2021 festival as other years.

Said Frank Murray, Festival Chairman – “we look forward to our next festival in 2021 and are happy to say it is already shaping up to be a great event. For now though, the most important thing is for everyone to keep safe”.

The festival dates for next year are Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd May, 2021.

More information from 094 90 2 30 40, info@mayochoral.com or facebook.com/mayochoral

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Ireland West Airport Knock – Home-coming 2019

As has become a regular feature in our Christmas program the Choir sang carols at the Ireland West Airport KnockHome-coming 2019 event on the 23rd December, 2019. Thanks to Adrian Keena for the pictures.

Lar Davis and John O'Donnell

Lar Davis and John O’Donnell

Henry Garvey, Michael Mongan and Tom O'Hora.

Henry Garvey, Michael Mongan and Tom O’Hora.

Jimmy Murphy

Jimmy Murphy

Frank Larkin

Frank Larkin

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Christmas carols at SuperValu

We had a very busy and most enjoyable Christmas – here are three pics from our performance in Supervalu, Castlebar (Kavanagh’s Supervalu Castlebar). Thanks Adrian Keena for the pics.

Liam Deacy, Don Dillon and Darach Corcoran visibly stressed out after all the amazing carols!

Mayo Male Voice Choir performing at Kavanagh’s Supervalu Castlebar, directed by Ms Deirdre Lee.

Mayo Male Voice Choir performing at Kavanagh’s Supervalu Castlebar, directed by Ms Deirdre Lee.

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Happy Christmas 2019

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A.G.M. Mayo Male Voice Choir 2018-2019

The annual general meeting of the Mayo Male Voice Choir will take place on Thursday 6th June, 2019 @ 8.00 pm (20:00 hrs) at Bridge St Inn, Main St, Castlebar. (Upstairs)

Details of the agenda may be obtained from info[at]mayomalevoicechoir.ie

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Mayo International Choral Festival 2019

The Mayo Male Voice Choir will be participating in the concert at the Holy Rosary Church in Castlebar on Thursday May 23rd at 8 pm

We will also be participating in a competition, this year in the group “Songs From A Musical” on Saturday May 25th at noon.

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Louisburgh Concert 2019

The Mayo Male Voice Choir were pleased to be invited to sing at a concert to raise funds for the refurbishment and on-going upkeep of The Parochial Hall, Louisburgh.

The Parochial Hall is a great venue complete with a stage, stage lighting and curtains of which a comment was overheard “we managed to get the curtains last time. Maybe we can afford some toilet rolls this time!” Obviously tongue-in-cheek but we do hope that the MMVC was instrumental in going some way towards achieving that goal 🙂

The performances by the other participants were delightful, especially the children. Whilst we did get to see their performance in the warm-up session regrettably we could only hear them and Elaine during the concert as we were backstage. To hear was sufficient to know that the children and Elaine performed excellently and were well received.

The programme for the evening is shown below. After the performance the Choir were invited for refreshments in one of the upstairs rooms and we were amazed at the huge variety of tea cakes on offer! Quite stunning and delicious!

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The Spring Concert 2019

The choir enjoyed a very successful Spring Concert this year, with stunning performances by our guest artists Emma Nash and John Molloy and expertly compered by Aidan Crowley.

We are extremely grateful to John Galvin, the brother in law of one of our members, for shooting and editing this video of the concert. Many thanks John.

The video is basically of the whole of the concert and is 1 hr 41 minutes. You can download it by clicking the pop-out button which takes you to Google Drive, but be aware it is 1.8 GB

The Programme
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Mayo Male Voice Choir Spring Concert 2019

MMVC are please to announce that their annual Spring Concert will take place at G.M.I.T. Castlebar on Friday the 26th April, 2019. Admission to the concert is by ticket, which can be purchased from Eventbrite (an online ticketing fee applies) or by contacting any Choir member.

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Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite or by contacting any Choir member.

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