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Kenmare Choral Festival - Co Kerry

Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December 2012

Kenmare Choral Festival is a national 3 day festival under the patronage of Dr. Geoffrey Spratt, (Director of Cork School of Music) which aspires to celebrate choral music at its best through competitions and performances and to stimulate greater appreciation and enjoyment of this art while showcasing all Kenmare has to offer.

On Friday evening, 30th November, Kenmare’s Christmas lights will be turned on to the sound of choirs serenading the Christmas Parade in a candlelight performance. This will be followed by a Gala Concert in Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine.

Saturday, 1st December is the main competition day with 4 competitions - church music, chamber choir, barbershop choir and large mixed choir. There will also be impromptu street concerts to entertain the throngs shopping for bargains in the local shops and at the Christmas Market as well as a sponsored walk around Kenmare’s Heritage town. Later, members of the various choirs will sing for their supper/dessert/coffee/wine in one of the many fine restaurants and bars or attend a concert at St. Patrick’s Church.

On Sunday, 2nd December choirs will join worshippers and sing at various town church services. In the afternoon, the Christmas atmosphere will continue to draw the crowds at a concert by the Massed Choirs performing at Holy Cross Church.


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