Friday last 31st May saw Silvertones back in Bellefield for their weekly rehearsal.
Four new pieces of music were handed out;
Always Look On the Bright Side of Life
What a wonderful world
I Love a Broadway Show
The Peace Carol.
It did seem a bit strange singing a Christmas Carol on the last day of May, but preparation is everything and we will have a lot of work to do before Christmas.
We hope to sing with the children’t choir in St. Aidan’s Cathedral in September.
November 1st will see us back in St. Aidan’s for the Candle of Hope service.
I’m sure we hope to have a full program of Carol singing for Christmas time.
Plans are already underway for next year’s concert.
Birthday girl Eithne with husband Seamus arriving for lunch.
On Thursday 29th May, 53 members of Silvertones went to Monart Destination Spa for lunch. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful setting. The choir enjoyed a really tasty three course lunch followed by tea or coffee. There was a lovely choice of food and the presentation was very good and the staff were very attentive and friendly. After lunch Percy Rothwell, chairman, thanked everyone for coming and said how successful the concert had been and thanked everyone involved in the project. Sheelagh O’Leary was thanked for her work with the choir and was presented with a beautiful floral bouquet and a gift of a voucher for the National Concert Hall. Sheelagh was surprised and delighted. Then a birthday cake with candles was brought in for Eithne, who’s birthday it was. All efforts to blow out the candles proved fruitless as they were trick candles. When the lunch was over people drifted out into the garden and enjoyed the surroundings. Here are some photos of the people who lunched!
Liam O'Leary and Nerys Mc Gurin getting friendly at the lunch
Seamus and Eithne by the waterfall at Monart
Iris Tector, Sheelagh O'Leary with beautiful flowers arranged by Iris with Silver accerssories, presented to Sheelagh
Vanessa Leech and Ann Browne after lunch in Monart
Nuala Merrigan back in the choir after breaking her shoulder, good to have you back!
- Liam O’Leary, Nyris Mc Gurin, John Dempsey, Nuala Dempsey, Catherine O’Neill, Delia Brosnan, Jean Goulde, Una O’Doherty, Joan Rothwell, Percy Rothwell, Eithne Corrigan, Seamus Corrigan
Vanessa Leech, Ann Browne, Maureen Browne and Friend
RitaMahon, Leslie and Janet Crampton and Eileen King
Bridget Braham, Geraldine Kavanagh, Pierce Colbert and Sheelagh Delaney
Nerys Mc Gurin, Mary Mackey and Lar Kinsella
Josie Flood, Seamus Dempsey, Josie Kavanagh, Kay Hennessey, Maureen O'Dwyer, Mary Leacy, Kitty O'Reilly and treasurer Iris Tector
Catherine, Tess, Maureen, Mary and Nuala all looking good.
Patt and Mary Murphy, Teresa Byrne, Locky and Nuala Murphy and Angela Furlong.
After the concert in St. Aidan’s Cathedral on Thursday night 23rd May 2013 The choir and friends adjourned to The Bailey for refreshments.
A very pleasant time was spent analyzing the concert and agreeing that it had all gone very well and that the stars of the show were Silvertones!
This was in great measure due to the hard work done by Eithne Corrigan ably assisted by Eanna Mc Kenna who didn’t play a bum note all night!
These are some photographs taken in the Bailey
Two tall Basses Colin Pierce and Liam O'Laoghai
Relaxing after a good night's work. Iris Tector, Sheila Byrne, Mary Booth, Ann Browne and V
Aislinn, David and Alice Medcalf, Video recorder, Master of Ceremonies and page turner supreme
Ann Browne and Hillary Kehoe looking very pleased with themselves
- Seamus enjoying a nice cuppa in the company of Iris Tector
Carmel Ryan, Fionnuala Callery,Angela Lynch Vera Casey and Nuala Merrigan enjoying a rest after all the effort
Maureen O'Neill, Nerys McGowen, Sheila Byrne, Mary Booth and out in front Rita Mahon
Catherine O'Neill just back from Lourdes in time for concert with Una O'Doherty
Jean Goulde and Eileen Herlihy with friends after the concert
Three fine fellows, Frank just back from Australia and New Zealand, Jim McCauley who is not long back from the same trip and Con who stayed put.
choir members Pierce Colbert, Sheelagh O'Leary and Geraldine Kavanagh with Pierce's wife Mary, Geraldine's daughter and his sister home from America
Delia Brosnan with either one or two of her sisters who were at the concert.
Mary Doyle and companion
Sheila Byrne, Mary Booth, Ann Browne, Vanessa Leech, Hillary Kehoe and Marie Maguire.