Galway Choral Association will celebrate the New Year with a special concert in aid of Console, the local charity which helps people bereaved by suicide, at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Saturday January 23 at 8pm.
The choir will be joined by Cantairí Chonamara from Clifden for an evening of choral and instrumental music. The programme will feature a wide ranging selection of works which will appeal to young and old.
Under the baton of Norman Duffy, the combined choirs will perform perennial favourites such as Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass” and Faure’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” in addition to the ever popular “Linden Lea” by Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn’s “Morgengebet”.
The soloist for the evening is soprano Alannah Robins and the choirs will be accompanied by Galway born organist David Grealy. He is the assistant choir director at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral and recently served as organ scholar at Westminster Cathedral. Piano accompaniment will be provided by local pianist, Elena Gekker.
The concert will be opened by the GCA Youth Choir under the direction of Liz Johnston. They perform “How Much is that Doggie in the Window”, “Ching a Ring Chaw” and an arrangement by Bob Chilcott of “Can You Hear Me?” which incorporates sign language.
Tickets costing €15/(€10 concessions ) are available from Opus 2, Unit 8, Cornstore, Middle Street. Telephone (091 ) 500300 or by contacting [email protected]