GALLERY: Midlands choir scoop two awards at Navan Choral Festival

The choir based in Moate impressed the judges

Justin Kelly

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The 30 strong Glór Youth Choir from the Midlands are on a high after scooping two awards at Navan Choral Festival last Thursday.

The Moate based group, comprising of mainly junior cycle secondary school students took place in two competitions and won 2nd place in both.

The first competition was the Junior Youth choir competition comprising of 6 choirs and the second competition was the Liturgical Music choirs which had 8 competing choirs.

Glor youth choir were praised for their choice of programmes and their excellent blend and vocal production. They beat off stiff competition and were overjoyed when their names were announced as 2nd place winners in both competitions with a mark of 88.

These prizes are an exciting follow on from last year's first prize in the Junior Youth Choir competitions at Kilkenny Choral Festival.

The choir will finish the year in the coming weeks with a recording for RTE Radio to be broadcast in September.

GLÓR youth choir, founded by its director Ciarán Brady, is a training ground for young secondary school singers in the Midland regions. The choir work with sheet music, learn to sight read, and receive vocal training through an enjoyable environment whilst being immersed in fine choral music.

Their main aim is competition work. They rehearse in Tuar Ard, Moate on Thursdays and welcome new members to join them in their competitive choral agenda.

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