Galway Choral Association seeks members

GALWAY CHORAL Association, Galway’s largest community choral group, is seeking new members for the coming season. Male singers are particularly welcome.

You do not have to be able to read music, a love of singing is all you need. The 50-strong adult choir has a varied and exciting programme planned for the coming year, including choral arrangements of Lennon and McCartney hits and Gershwin classics.

GCA members are looking ahead to the performance of the Vivaldi Gloria in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church. Under the musical direction of Norman Duffy, the GCA will perform this work in January 2013. One of the most popular works in the choral canon, it has featured on the 1985 film Runaway Train and the 1996 Scott Hicks’ film Shine.

Anyone with an interest in choral singing is encouraged to go along to rehearsal on Sunday September 2, from 7.30pm and 9.30pm, in St Patrick’s Band Hall, beside Ceannt Station.

“Galway Choral Association is a community based choir with members of all ages and differing levels of experience. We are a friendly welcoming bunch and we would love to hear from anyone who has an interest in choral singing,” says Michael O’Hare, chairman of Galway Choral Association.

The association has a strong commitment to local charity, and has donated more than €10,000 to local charities in the last five years. Earlier this year, the GCA donated €1,200 to the National Council for the Blind in memory of late member Monica Narciandi Junco.

For more information email [email protected] or call Niamh on 087 3651397 after 6pm.

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