Vita, the leader of the Musica Fortuna choir in Turnov (Czech Republic) – where the West Cork Choral Singers visited in 2008 – was in touch with Margaret over Christmas. She kindly passed this on to me.
Hallo dear friend
I wish you and all the members in the choir a good new year. How are you? We here are more or less OK. No big changes in my
family. The choir sings every Monday, some new songs, some new singers. Last year we had no trip abroad. As usual we had 8 performances and concerts before Christmas. Hope to find some place where we could made a trip this summer.
So have a good time, many greetings to all the people in the choir and hope to meet again…
A large number of stalwart choir supporters braved Storm Desmond to see the West Cork Choral Singers at Abbeystrewery Church.
Those who made the effort were rewarded with an evening of beautiful choral music from, amongst others, Haydn, Vivaldi and Karl Jenkins. A few seasonal favourites completed the programme.
Fortified by mulled wine and mince pies the crowd dispersed into the dark night.
The choir would like to thank everyone for their support and take this opportunity to wish one and all a peaceful Christmas filled with music.
Christmas concert: hear and see
Click on the link for a movie of the choir singing Haydn’s Gloria live at Abbeystrewery.
A sound recording of the Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins can be heard by clicking the link.