Get Vocal 2014

Get Vocal Choral Performance 2014

Presented as part of Wicklow County Arts Office Programme 2014

Get Vocal is a choral initiative by Wicklow County Arts Office which engages older people throughout the county in singing. Each year four sectional rehearsals take place over a four month period in Laragh, Greystones, Baltinglass and Tinahely, all of the groups come together for final rehearsals and a performance in June. In operation since 2010, the choir have performed at the Mermaid Theatre, As part of Night of a Thousand Voices for Wicklow Arts Festival, at Killruddery House, and at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre as part of the Rain Falling Up performance under conductor Fergus Sheil and with the National Symphony Orchestra. Get Vocal is designed to be fun and accessible maximising the other benefits known to be derived from singing such as breathing, posture, stress relief physical activity and energy. This years’ performance by the sixty strong membership is one not to be missed, and will feature for the first time, the premier of a new song commissioned especially for the group. Both the tutors and the participants give their upmost in embracing this opportunity and making this a truly uplifting and rewarding experience.

Artistic Director: Amy Ryan

Choral Tutors: Anthony Norton, Bridget Kenny, Dara McMahon

This Year’s Rehearsal Schedule

If you wish to take part in the rehearsals see the full timetable in the link below.

  • The Brockagh Centre Laragh TUESDAYS 11.00am – 12.30pm – Tutor Dara McMahon
  • Tinahely Courhouse Arts Centre WEDNESDAYS 11.30am – 1.00pm – Tutor Anthony Norton
  • Baltinglass Parish Centre THURSDAYS 2.00pm – 3.30pm – Tutor Bridget Kenny
  • Shoreline Leisure Centre Greystones 11.00am – 12.30pm – Tutor and Artistic Director Amy Ryan

The cost of registration is €30, however this can be waived if necessary.

This Year’s Concert Information

Come and see the choir perform at their annual concert, for 2014 it features music from around the world. This year the concert takes place in the magnificent Orangery at Killruddery House and Gardens in Bray. Concert booking is now open by contacting our booking agent the Mermaid Arts Centre on 01 2724030 or online at www.mermaidartscentre.ie All tickets are priced at €8.