8th December, 2018 - Christmas Concert in Portstewart Presbyterian Church Hall
The choir had a very successful Christmas concert in Portstewart Presbyterian church hall on what turned out to be a very wet evening. Despite the inclement weather the concert was well supported and the hall was well filled. A warm welcome was extended to everyone by Rev. Terry Laverty and the concert opened with the choir singing Alexander’s Ragtime Band which was the first of a number of secular pieces making up the first section. Bernard Loughrey and his band then took over the entertainment duties before the choir sang the first of two groups of Christmas songs. It was very much audience participation as everyone joined in a festive singalong in both halves which very much added to the Christmas atmosphere in the hall. A very famous Portstewart ice cream maker supplied refreshments at the interval. Brian Johnston, a very good friend of the choir, was compere for the evening and he was very well received with his hilarious stories and jokes. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and special mention must go to the church’s Cathy Martin and her team for all the hard work that went into the organisation of this event.
28th April, 2018 - Concert in Portstewart Town Hall
23rd March, 2018 - Charity Concert in Stormont
The Clare Chorale performed in the Great Hall, Stormont, in a charity fundraising concert to support the work of the Air Ambulance NI. Also taking part were guitarists Seth Scarlett and Thomas Hamilton, harpist Susan Bates and the senior choir of Fairview Primary School.
12th May, 2018 - The Clare Chorale Annual Concert
This year the choir's annual concert was held in the Theatre at the Mill, Mossley and once again the house was full almost to capacity to hear the choir and special guests, Festival Brass, as well as the well-known comedian, Gene Fitzpatrick.
Follow this link to open the concert programme - Annual Concert 2018