St. Peter's Male Voice Choir members during one of their performances on RTE TV earlier this year.
After an action-packed year, which included performing in the Fleadh Cheoil and appearing twice on RTE, St. Peter's Male Voice Choir has resumed rehearsals and is gearing up for its traditional Christmas concerts.
All new members are welcome, with rehearsals taking place at 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in the gallery of the Lourdes Church.
Founded over 60 years ago by its first musical director, Eugene Mooney, St. Peter's Male Voice Choir is well-known in the Drogheda area for its annual Christmas concerts and lively shows throughout the year in aid of local charities. Local organist, Edward Holly, serves as the choir's current musical director and is ably assisted by voice coach, Bob Linehan.
Choir PRO Anthony Moore told Drogheda Life: "For anyone interested in joining the choir, now is the right time. There's something for everyone in our repertoire, from sacred music to contemporary chart hits. Right now we'll be preparing for our Christmas concerts so anyone who likes singing Christmas carols will feel right at home."
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According to Moore it's easy for new members to find their feet, saying "There's no need to be able to read music, as CDs and MP3s of the various part lines, tenor, bass etc. are distributed to members in preparation for our concerts."
Moore also said that the choir is a fun way to put something back into the community "Apart from our Christmas shows, we also perform for charity over the year and have a few good social occasions too, so it's well worth joining and we look forward to seeing some new faces this October."
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