High on the side of the mountain overlooking Belfast Lough stands beautiful Belfast Castle. It was built in the 19th century by the Marquis of Donegall, who willed it to the Shaftesbury family, who in turn eventually gave it to the city of Belfast in 1934. Today the castle and its grounds are widely used … More Belfast Castle – 26 January 2014
Hello everyone! We hope you’ve had a lovely festive season and we would like to welcome you into the new year with our next performance in the Delusions of Grandeur Tour. We shall be at Belfast Castle this Sunday, 26 January, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
A bunch of jolly carollers got into the spirit of things with Santa hats, tinsel, and even reindeer antlers. In the quiet little town of Strangford, the strains of Away in a Manger drifted quietly across the lough as seagulls wafted in time to the music … and then we had a great lunch in … More Strangford and Castle Ward – 8 December 2013
The coach rocked and rolled with music all the way to Hillsborough Fort – and back – we are indefatigable! This time we got to sing indoors, and what a difference it made, not only to our personal comfort, but to our sound. We were so pleased with ourselves we wouldn’t shut up, ending with … More Hillsborough Fort – 17 November 2013
The wind was gusting, the leaves were flying, and rain hovered in the wings, but nothing could dampen the spirits of Antrim Community Choir as they performed at Antrim Castle on the afternoon of Sunday 27th October 2013, the start of their Delusions of Grandeur Tour. Northern Ireland has some wonderful castles. No-one in Antrim … More Coming to a castle near you!
We shall be kicking off our Delusions of Grandeur Tour this Sunday, 27 October, at Antrim Castle. We’ll be singing between 2:30pm and 3:30pm, so why not wrap up warmly, have a nice post-lunch walk in the castle grounds and come find us near the ruins and the motte.
The choir was invited by the Ministry of Government at Stormont Castle to sing on their open day, Sunday 15 September, as part of the European Heritage Week celebrations. A cold blustery wind did not put us off and our performance enthralled our audience, who stopped to listen while wandering past admiring the castle. We … More Antrim Community Choir at Stormont Castle
We have just announced new performance dates for the Autumn and Winter, including the first few dates for our Delusions of Grandeur Tour. Firstly, we have been invited to perform at Stormont Castle on Sunday 15 September as part of European Heritage Week and at Berry Street Church on Friday 20 September for Culture Night … More Autumn and Winter Dates Announced
Fact one: NI has some beautiful castles in stunning locations. Fact two: No one in the Antrim Community Choir lives in a castle. Fact three: Wouldn’t it be fun to pretend that we do, just for the afternoon? And so, the idea of Delusions of Grandeur was born. It rose from the wish to enjoy … More Delusions of Grandeur Tour
While considering future projects for 2013, the idea of singing in as many of Northern Ireland’s castles as possible was proposed. The spontaneous suggestion of the name “The Delusions of Grandeur Tour” was an instant hit. We are eager to serenade visitors at both privately owned and publicly managed properties and would love to hear … More The Delusions of Grandeur Tour