Miriam Murphy Joins Kerry Choral Union For Christmas Concert In Tralee

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THIS year’s Christmas treat not to be missed is the ‘O Holy Night’ choral concert with The Kerry Choral Union

The concert, which takes place in St John The Baptist Church, Castle Street, Tralee on Sunday December 10 at 7:30pm, is eagerly anticipated each year and attracts up to 600 people. The choir will be joined again by soloist, Miriam Murphy.

Miriam Murphy with the Kerry Choral Union at a previous concert in St John’s.

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

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“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, Maggie Donald.

“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’, ‘Glory to the New Born King’, ‘O Come all Ye Faithful’ and regular Christmas classics, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O Holy Night’. Also a beautiful rendition of ‘Otche Nash’ (The Lord’s Prayer) sung in Slovak.

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 Maggie.

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  1. is it necessary to pre book for this performance in st johns church 10th dec