USA's Southern Indiana Chamber Choir to perform in Mayo
Music lovers are in for a real treat on Saturday, May 20, when the University of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir will perform at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Westport. The ever-popular Mayo Male Voice Choir will also take part in the concert.
Performing in Westport as part of their tour of Ireland, the USI choir will also include performances in Clare, Galway and Dublin.
The choir has previously performed in Mayo, and their rendition of 'Óró sé do bheatha ‘bhaile' – performed at the Mayo International Choral Festival gala concert – amassed over 24,000 views on Facebook.
The Irish influence in the choir is no doubt due to their musical director, Daniel R. Craig, who has connections to Ireland, generations past.
The choir is dedicated to representing the university as ambassadors of song and music, and has performed throughout the USA as well as touring Poland, Germany, Canada and Ireland.
Made up of students from all disciplines of study, the ensemble promotes quality performances of eclectic choral music in artistic settings. Their repertoire ranges from Medieval carols and madrigals to classical, Romantic and contemporary settings of liturgical and secular choral music, and also includes Irish song and music.
The choir has also performed with regional orchestras and has appeared in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall, and was overall winner of the 2016 and the 2018 Mayo International Choral Festival.
The concert, organised by friends of the Mayo International Choral Festival and the Mayo Male Voice Choir, starts at 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) on Saturday, May 20. While admission to the concert is free, all donations at the door will be gratefully received, with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the Church of the Holy Trinity.