Joan Strong, who is a member of the soprano section of The Clare Chorale, will be installed as the President of the Methodist Women in Ireland in Glengormley Methodist Church and The Clare Chorale has been invited to sing at this very special service.
Charity concert in Abbey Presbyterian Church, Monkstown
The Clare Chorale will be leading the praise at an evening service in Rademon (First Kilmore) Non-subscribing Presbyterian Church. Starting time to be confirmed.
(First Kilmore) Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church
17 Listooder Road, Crossgar, BT30 9JE
From Belfast: Take the A7 road (Signposted Downpatrick). Travel through Saintfield and before the outskirts of Crossgar, there is a signpost for Listooder. TURN RIGHT onto the Old Saintfield Road, and shortly after, TURN LEFT. The Church is set back off the road about 1 mile further on the left hand side. The Hall will be visible first.
From Crossgar: Take the Ballynahinch Road travelling north. After 1 1/2 miles, there is a green direction sign for Rademon Church. TURN RIGHT onto this road and the Church is set back on the right hand side.
Rev. Dr. Heather Walker
The choir has enjoyed very successful charity concerts in the wonderful surroundings of the Great Hall in Parliament Buildings during the past two seasons and hopes to repeat this success again in February 2020
The choir will be joined by a number of other musical performers so it will be a wide and varied programme of entertainment .
Dr Steve Aiken OBE, who is the local MLA in Stormont, has very kindly agreed to be our parliamentary sponsor once again.
Two years ago the Steeton Male Voice Choir from Yorkshire toured Northern Ireland and The Clare Chorale arranged a joint concert with them in the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl. There was an invitation extended by the men of Steeton to visit them at some time so The Clare Chorale has gladly accepted the invitation and is going on tour for only the second time since its formation. Travel and accommodation have been organised and final arrangements are being made for singing engagements with a visit to Bradford Anglican Cathedral on Saturday, 1st June, being confirmed. It should be a great tour with everyone really looking forward to the joint concert with Steeton MVC in the cathedral. The building itself is magnificent and it should be a wonderful place to sing.
Follow this link to have a look - Bradford Cathedral
Follow this link to visit our host’s website - Steeton Male Voice Choir
The choir will be returning to the Theatre at this Mill for its annual concert next May. Guests next year will be Conor Taggart and The Phat Katz. Compere again will be the wonderful Gene Fitzpatrick.
Tickets are available in person from the Theatre at the Mill box office or online by going to the Theatre at the Mill website or by following this link
Set in the atmospheric surroundings of St Patrick’s RC cathedral in Armagh composer and presenter, John Anderson, has invited choirs from all over Ireland and beyond to come together in this magnificent building for an evening of celebration of St Patrick. John Anderson himself will be conducting the combined choirs but he has invited The Clare Chorale to take part in this unique event which will be recorded and streamed across the world. The choir is honoured by this invitation to take part and to sing a number of individual pieces as part of the evening’s programme.
A limited number of audience seats will be available and they can be booked by following this link - Celebrate St Patrick in Armagh
Tickets are priced at £5.00 and the main event begins at 7:30pm (to be confirmed).
The choir will be on the road early as they visit Portstewart for a Christmas concert in the Presbyterian church hall in Central Avenue. A number of shops in the town have tickets for sale or contact Cathy on 07743 751478 for information on how to get them. Price £10.00.