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Portlaoise Parish Contemporary Choir take First Prize in Kilkenny Music Festival

Our 12.30pm Contemporary Choir entered the Kilkenny Music Festival in a Church Choir Competition, last Sunday and came home with First Prize – the Dr. Ailish Forristal Cup. The Kilkenny Music Festival is now in it’s 16th year and runs over 5 days with competitions for School Choirs and Orchestras, Solo instruments, Chamber and Wind Ensembles and Adult Church and Secular Choirs.

Competing against other Church Choirs from Kilkenny, Kilmacow and Inistioge, the adjudicator Seamus Crimmins, former Director of Lyric FM,  gave very positive comments to our choir –

‘ Your blend is impressive and your unison singing has a mellifluous quality. I heard all the words – congratulations. Each singer is engaged in the performance and there is a natural ease in the vocal line. Overall a very pleasing performance’.

It was the Choir’s first time to sing in a competitive environment so they were delighted to come home victorious.

 

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