Saturday 30th April, 2pm
‘THE VOICES’ a female group, based in Killeagh, Co. Cork, are part of the SATB Killeagh Choir which was formed 24 years ago. They have travelled extensively both at home and abroad, during the past 20 years with great success and have performed on RTE Television on 2 occasions for broadcasts of RTE Mass. Also, they have successfully collaborated with many other groups, choirs and orchestras and annually perform for charitable causes. Performances of The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms Vier Gesänge Fur Frauëncor, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Karl Jenkins ‘Armed Man’ Mass of Peace are among their many highly rated works and have performed Bach Cantata 147, Saint Saëns Christmas Oratorio in 2018. They also had great achievements in the past number of years, being 1st prizewinners at Cork’s own Feis Maitiu on several occasions, Navan Choral Festival, Aims Choral Festival, Limerick Church Music Festival, and in like manner, 1st prizewinners again at Feis Maitiu upholding their winning tradition in 2019 and 2020. At Cork International Choral Festival, they have been 1st prize winners on 5 occasions and as recently as 2017 and 2018. On November 25th 2018,‘THE VOICES’ performed Michael Haydn’s Missa sub titulo Sancti Leopoldi and Hasse’s Miserere in D Minor, Mozart’s Lacrymosa, Ave Verum, Veni Sancte Spiritus and Laudate Dominum. In May 2019, they performed 20th /21st Century songs of the British Isles and Rutter’s Dancing Day Song Cycle of Traditional Carols with Harpist Anne Marie Papin and Pianist Susan Mannion O’Brien. In November 2019, they performed Monteverdi Beatus Vir and Messe de Minuit by Charpentier, accompanist Ian Sexton.
Repertoire is varied and ranges from secular, sacred, classical to contemporary. A fun-loving highly committed group, who pride themselves in high vocal standards, colourful performance and great entertainment. Their conductor is Mary Pedder Daly