Choir receive rousing response in Rathangan

Rathangan Community Centre Association Presents The Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir at The Church of the Assumption of St. Patrick Rathangan. Mairead Broderick, John Hoey, John O Loughlin, Laura O Reilly, Kieran Brennan, Chairman.  The Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir.   Photo. Jimmy Fullam.
Over 300 people turned out to hear the Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir perform at the Church of Assumption and St Patrick, Rathangan last Friday April 12, writes Niamh O’Donoghue.

Over 300 people turned out to hear the Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir perform at the Church of Assumption and St Patrick, Rathangan last Friday April 12, writes Niamh O’Donoghue.

The choir, which contained Rathangan singer, John Hoey and fellow Kildare men, Dave Kelly and Eddie Sexton, paid a visit to the town as part of the fundraising effort for the redevelopment of the local community centre.

“We had a good turnout. We were very happy. The choir were excellent and we made over E3,000 for the community centre project, ” said committee chairman, Paddy O’Loughlin.

The Lilywhite connection was a huge factor in the success of the night with a fantastic performance from Kildare soloist Philip Scott.

Based in the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, the large choir has an extensive repertoire of Welsh, Irish and international music. It performs at concerts in Ireland and abroad. The singers are also planning a return visit to the county in December at the Whitewater Shopping centre. For further information log on to www.dublinwelsh.com Mr. O’Loughlin thanked Fr. Gerard O’Bryne for allowing the use of the parish church for this event. The concert is one of a number of on going fundraising initiatives being organised by the committee this year. There will be a Tour de Bog cycle on May 19. There are three distances involved - 100k, 50k and 10k - to cater families and cyclists of every ability.

- Niamh O’Donoghue