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Calling young singers in Offaly / Westmeath for ‘Singfest 2016’!

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In partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs and the Arts Council, Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath is creating three new children and young people's choirs to perform at Singfest: a Birthday Gala Concert to take place on Saturday 11 June 2016 in Athlone Institute of Technology.

Over six months, children and young people will train with Greg Beardsell and leading vocal and choral professionals in a relaxed, yet challenging atmosphere. During day-long rehearsals vocal warm-ups and musicianship training will be combined with great ensemble singing. Rehearsals will take place in Athlone Institute of Technology and participants are asked to check in advance that attendance is possible at all rehearsals as well as at the final performance. This information and details of potential date clashes will be used in the selection process

The three choirs will be:

The Junior Choir (age 8 – 10) is for girls and boys who enjoy singing and are ready for an introduction to vocal technique, musical skills and singing in harmony.

The Young Voices Choir (age 11 – 14) is for girls and boys interested in expanding vocal technique, learning new musical skills and singing in parts.

The Senior Choir (age 14 – 19) is a four-part choir offering girls and boys (whose voice has changed) the opportunity to join an ensemble that will challenge and extend musical experience and achievement.

Rehearsals: (Saturdays) 27 Feb / 12 Mar / 23 Apr / 21 May / 4 Jun

Performance: Saturday 11 June 2016

Enthusiastic, hard-working young people of all singing standards and experience are welcome. Early application is advised as places are expected to fill up fast. Upon confirmation of place a membership fee of €30 is payable.

To apply and for more information:
Download an application form / Email

For information on Music Generation Offaly Westmeath iniatives, contact:

Margaret Broome, Development Officer
Offaly County Council, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

t: 057 9357400

For further information on the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership programme and initiatives please contact Eve O’Kelly, Programme Manager,