A night with Longford County Choir

Longford County Choir is preparing for a concert to close the Easter Season. This concert will take place in St Mel’s Cathedral Centre, Longford on Sunday May 27 at 7.30pm.

Longford County Choir is preparing for a concert to close the Easter Season. This concert will take place in St Mel’s Cathedral Centre, Longford on Sunday May 27 at 7.30pm.

The audience will be entertained with an appealing and varied programme of music, with the main work being the gentle and serene ‘Requiem’ by Gabriel Faure. The ‘Pavane’ and ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’ by the same composer offer an elegant and uplifting sound.

The evening also features additional instrumental and choral works such as ‘For The Beauty of the Earth’ by John Rutter, ‘An Olde Irish Blessing’ and ‘Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day. More contrasting pieces include ‘Lullabye’ by Billy Joel and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ from the musical ‘Carousel’.

We are greatly honoured to be joined in the concert by John O Keefe, Director of Sacred Music in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. His activities include preparation and composition of music for the liturgies of the National Seminary, together with the teaching and co-ordinating of church music courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His expertise will greatly add to the tone of the performance.

Longford County Choir was established in 2001. At present we have approximately 50 members and we meet each Wednesday evening in St Christopher’s in Longford. Members come from all parts of the County as well as Cavan and Roscommon.

Under the expert direction of our conductor Fintan Farrelly, the evening offers the opportunity for the audience to sit back, relax and enjoy the music. It promises to be a real treat for all. Admission for the concert is €5 which is payable at the door on the night.