Music and Reviews from Clare, Limerick, Waterford and sometimes further afield

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Indiana Choristors in Ireland:

Gentlemen of two choruses: Dordán and Evansville Phil. 
Just a quick line to tell you that the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus are on a short Irish tour. I heard them in Waterford on Monday night and they were terrific. Attached to the Evanville Phiharmonic Orchestra in Indiana, a 50 strong group presented a set of acappella numbers under director Andrea Drury.  I particuarly liked their barbershop version of Vive La Compagnie and Hold Me Rock Me by Canadian composer, Brian Tate was a great choral showpiece.  Their last date is TONIGHT Wednesday in St Mary's Blessington when they are joined by another American choir, the Lincoln Boys Chorus all way from Nebraska. . Details

The local male chorus did us proud. Dordán's Salve Regina was a highlight and I enjoyed the combined gentlemens' chorus  rendition of Regina Coeli.  Just one quibble. Both professional operatic voices , Vanessa Whelan and Dominic McGorian were amplified. It detracted rather than added to their impressive performances.

Well done to the Solas team for getting the house in. Great to see full rows at the Good Shepherd Chapel. Certainly those road signs were eye catching, a daily reminder of the event on my route.

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