Six weeks back in the rehearsal room and our members are warmed-up and looking forward to another successful season of song. After our last concert in May, the choir took a break for the summer. In September, we hit the ground running and have been learning a brand new repertoire that we’re looking forward to showcasing over the coming months.
"It's great to be back at rehearsals" said Alan Kelly, our dedicated musical director who has entered his tenth year with the group. "Our year ahead looks like it's going to be a lot of fun with a nice mix of concerts, competitions and opportunities to do new things as a group. Collective group singing, which you experience in a choir like Millicent Singers, has the potential to be a life-changing experience. With such a dedicated and committed membership the Millicent Singers are among the most welcoming groups you'll find in Ireland".
Exciting developments have been happening within our group since returning to the scores. In September, we held five open rehearsals for tenors and basses to welcome more male voices into the choir.
Happy that our choir is off to a strong start, Alan said, "Our open month attracted a lot of interest and we are delighted to have secured some long-term members in our tenor and bass sections". He added, “Singing in a group really helps you destress and it takes your mind off your day to day worries. Everyone should sing!"
Last month, Millicent Singers hosted the Association of Irish Choirs’ (AOIC) AGM, bringing representatives from choirs across Kildare and surrounds together. This unique opportunity allowed our members to learn about the AOIC and have a stake in its future.
Earlier in the year at the Cork International Choral Festival, we had our most successful result yet, coming 3rd in the National Light competition, and 4th in the National Mixed competition. Now, six months on, we are working towards our popular annual Christmas concert which will take place on Saturday 8th December in the magical surrounds of Clongowes Wood College. Tickets are on sale now for €15 available at Marron's and Hughes' Pharmacies in Clane, McAuley Place in Naas and Sean's Barber's in Prosperous.
Interested in joining us?
We are looking to recruit new members for the choral season starting in September 2018
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Millicent Singers Strategic Plan
2016 marked a significant milestone for the choir as we celebrated our 20th birthday. Perhaps one of the most important things the choir did this year however was to agree upon and commence implementing a strategic plan which guides the choir for the next five years.
We are very proud to launch the revised and updated Millicent Singers strategic plan 2018 - 2022.
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