Over the 30 years of the choirs existence we have been lucky to build strong support in our local communities. Some come just to listen and cheer us on while others come to sing and stay. Recently we have lost two valued friends who both sang with and supported the choir.
The first was Leda May, whose lovely logo design (above) is still being used by the choir. There is a retrospective exhibition of Leda’s beautiful works opening at the Blue House Gallery in Schull on April 27th. We will be dedicating our performance of the Jazz Missa Brevis to her memory on Saturday 28th when we perform Will Todd’s joyful music at the evening concert. So full of creativity and curiosity, we hope she would have approved.
Sadly, another friend passed away on Easter Sunday. Christopher Houdaille, Who operated the sail making loft at the Church of Ireland, Goleen. Originally from Brittany, Christopher achieved much in his 59 years. Before moving to West Cork he had been a sea adventurer, twice circumnavigating the world and solo sailing in the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. That’s just for starters! He was a generous supporter of the choir for which we are grateful.
The memory of Leda and Christopher will live long amongst their friends and communities.
Ar dheis Dé go rabid a anam