A Christmas Treat From Kerry Choral Union

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KERRY Choral Union will deliver a Christmas present with their ‘O Holy Night’ choral concert at St John’s Church, Castle Street, on Sunday December 15 at 7:30pm.

The concert is eagerly anticipated each year and attracts up to 600 people. The choir will be joined again by soloist, Miriam Murphy.

Miriam Murphy from Tralee, is one of the foremost sopranos in the country. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London, she has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and won awards across Europe for her singing talent.

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The choir’s musical director is Sharon Reidy and the accompanists are pianist Ian Sexton and flautist Susan Motherway.

“For a lot of people, the singing of ‘O Holy Night’ by Miriam Murphy marks the start of the Christmas season,” said Chairperson of The Kerry Choral Union, Willie Keane.

“This is one of Kerry Choral Union’s biggest events of their season and for a considerable number of years has been successfully held in St John’s on Castle Street, Tralee”.

The Choir’s repertoire will include Christmas favourites ‘I Saw Three Ships’, Gesu Bambino, ‘Joy to the World’ and regular Christmas classics, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O Holy Night’. Also beautiful renditions of ‘Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil (That Night In Bethlehem)’ and The Wexford Carol.

Other stirring pieces will also be heard, ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘Bell Carol’.

“There has been a terrific response from the general public in previous years and we will be expecting a huge crowd again,” said Chairperson Willie Keane.

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