US choral society concert to raise funds for MS

The Lakeland Choral Society from Florida, USA, will play a concert at St Nicholas Church on Monday at 8pm as part of their tour of Ireland.

The event will feature music from several traditions, including America music from the New England colonial composers to folk songs and spirituals. Included are two “fugueing” tunes by William Billings, the folk hymns “Promised Land” and “I Need Thee Every Hour” and spirituals such as “I’m Going to Sing,” “Down in the River to Pray” and “Give me Jesus.”

The proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland. The entrance fee is €10, there will be concessions for families, OAPs and the unemployed. Tickets are available at the door or from the MS Society, western regional office, Curragrean, Merlin Park. Telephone (091 ) 768630.

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