On Saturday, 18 May the award-winning choir, Killeagh based choir ’The Voices’ and their guests will be performing in the historic St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal. The Voices have travelled extensively both at home and abroad, and have performed on RTE Television on two occasions. They have enjoyed collaborations with many other groups, choirs and orchestras and annually perform for charitable causes. Their repertoire is light and varied and ranges from sacred and classical to contemporary. A glamorous, fun-loving and highly committed group, The Voices pride themselves in high vocal standards, colourful performance and great entertainment. They were first prize winners in the Cork International Choral Festival on numerous occasions and as recently as 2017 and 2018. Their most recent performance included Michael Haydn’s Missa Sub Titulo Sancti Leopoldi and Hasse’s Miserere in D Minor in November 2018. Their conductor is Mary Pedder Daly, Dip. CSM (in both Voice and Piano), B. Mus. MA (conducting).
The Voices are delighted to be joined by guests, organist Kevin O’Connell, and male harmony choir the Polyphonics. Dublin-based Kevin O’Connell has played in St Mary’s Collegiate Church on many occasions and will be warmly welcomed back by those who have previously enjoyed his accomplished mastery of St Mary’s beautiful old church organ. The Cork-based Polyphonics, Ireland’s longest established barbershop chorus, was formed in 1980 and have regularly appeared in concerts and fundraisers all over Ireland. The group is renowned for its enthusiasm, energy and sense of fun, and is currently under the musical direction of Patrick D’Alton.