BY CHRISTINE HARRISON – PUBLISHED IN THE ANTRIM GUARDIAN 20 DECEMBER 2012
Despite only being established 11 months ago, Antrim Community Choir have enjoyed a successful 2012, which culminated in the Four Corners Festival at the Old Courthouse.
Using the event as their launch night, the all inclusive, all ability, non audition choir accepted the invitation to perform last month. Putting on a fine display, they showcased their talent thanks to the efforts of Musical Director Una McCann who only took up the post five months ago.
The support act, Clairseacha Na Mara (harpers from the sea) put on a fantastic display for the crowd and set the bar for the choir’s performance. Officially thanking those involved, Chairperson Marie Mulholland said: “Una is a wonderful human being with a great passion and enthusiasm for her art. She inspires us to sing and sound like we could never imagine. We have fun, friendship and aspire to sing all over the world. We go by the motto that people who need people are the luckiest people in the world.”
On the night of the event, a donation was also taken up in aid of Assistance Dogs NI and a total of £223.40 was collected.
The choir extended their thanks to MADD, Antrim Borough Council, Arts Council of NI, the Enkalon Foundation and the staff at Clotworthy for all the support they have received.
Marie also thanked the choir members for their support and loyal attendance as well as expressing her gratitude to the voluntary committee of the choir for all their help.
“May you all have a very happy Christmas and may 2013 bring us all peace, health, happiness and fine vocality for the future,” she added.
Antrim Community Choir meets every Wednesday from 7-9pm in The Eyre Studio at Clotworthy Arts Centre, and is suitable for people of all abilities from age 18.
The choir is actively seeking male voices. For further information phone 07751605640.