The West Cork Choral Singers’ Christmas concert was a festive potpourri, with the choir as a whole performing a seasonal repertoire. In addition, various choir members teamed up in smaller units to sing, play an instrument or read poetry. The variety of the ‘acts’ made for a lighthearted evening of entertainment, with the mulled wine and mince pies adding to the spirit of the evening and of the season.
Your last chance to see the West Cork Choral Singers perform live – ‘Unleashed for Christmas’ – before they partake in the New York premiere of Sing! The Music was Given in Carnegie Hall on 15 January.
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.