A Dickens of a concert from Naas’ Nas na Ri singers

THE Nas Na Ri Singers present their forthcoming Christmas Concert, choosing a Dickensian theme because of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

THE Nas Na Ri Singers present their forthcoming Christmas Concert, choosing a Dickensian theme because of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

Musical Director, Aine Mulvey, has designed a two-hour programme of seasonal music and carols evocative of the Victorian era in cooperation with the Moat Theatre.

There will be dramatised readings from “A Christmas Carol” and with a ghost or two making an appearance.

Founded in 1972, the Nas na Ri Singers is now a 75 strong vocal ensemble

known for their quality of sound. The programme will feature a number of accomplished soloists drawn from the ranks of the choir. Ther performers include accompanist Majella Cahill on piano, percussionist Chris Stynes, harpist Anne-Marie

O’Farrell and the Sacred Sounds String Quartet. The audience will also will be invited to join in the rousing finale.

The charity for this year’s concert is the Society of

St. Vincent de Paul (the Naas Branch and Kerdiffstown House).

The concert will take place in the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Sallins Road on Sunday December 9, beginning at 8.00 pm Tickets, cost E15 and are on sale at Barker and Jones, Naas or from any member of the choir.

- Paul O’Meara