Ballymaloe Grainstore

East Cork Choral Society celebrates its 40th anniversary with a performance of Handel’s Messiah. We are dedicating this performance to the memory of Mrs. Myrtle Allen

The Choir will be accompanied by an orchestra of eight professional players and four talented young soloists.  It is a wonderful opportunity to hear this Christmas favourite and its powerful ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ in the acoustically superb Ballymaloe Grainstore.

Eithne Willis, East Cork Orchestra Leader

Colin Nicholls, Conductor

Gemma Magner, Soprano

Sarah Lutterall, Alto

Ciaran Fennel, Tenor

Michael Krauss, Bass

Forty years ago, four keen singers from Cloyne were tired of travelling weekly to Cork to rehearse with a suitable choir.  They decided to form a new choir in the Midleton area.  The response was overwhelming and East Cork Choral Society with 80 local singers performed Haydn’s Creation in the Midleton Community Centre in May 1979, with full orchestra and professional singers under the baton of Andrew Padmore.

The choir has gone from strength to strength with an impressive list of major works performed in many venues, locally, in Cork City, and wider afield.  Colin Nicholls has served as the musical director since 1984.

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Practice locations:
St Mary's High School, Midleton / Midleton College / St John the Baptist Church, Midleton.

087 4191614 (Angela Nicholls)


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