Well it’s finally happened … what started off as a small idea casually dropped into conversation has come to fruition and our very first SUSO Choral Festival has been launched today. The response to the launch was unprecedented with our first workshop booking within literally two minutes!
From Humble Beginnings
When we tossed the idea around to friends and choir members nearly two months ago the overwhelming answer was yes and that they would all fully support it, and with this behind us, we decided to go for it and booked Craig Lees (Leeds University etc) and Gemma Sugrue (etc) along with our own local facilitators for the weekend. After weeks of careful planning and community support we now have the complete package.
What Can You Expect
The aim of the Festival is to bring together the community and outside choirs and those ‘dipping their toes in for maybe the first time’, in a day to remember of song, music, relaxation and fun. We would love to see as diverse a group as possible attending to make the most of what we have created.
On Saturday afternoon we have a free (yes free!) lunchtime concert and another free (Free Again!) concert in the GAA to which the whole community is invited (not just those who took part in workshops). This will include performances from the choirs who participated on the day followed by a DJ and dancing till late, a reward for all the hard work during the day!
It’s a Whole Community Affair
A huge thanks to the local schools and scouts hall for helping us facilitate the workshops. This is truly a wonderful event for the whole community, benefiting local businesses and spreading some singing joy throughout the town. We also have to acknowledge the wonderful organisers of Gospel Rising for their inspiration, and the outstanding service they provide to Ireland’s choral community.
When and Where…
The Choral Festival will take place in Kilcock on Saturday 20th October 2018 from 9am to late.
What do you Need to Do
If you are already in a SuSo choir, then you just need to respond to our messages! If you are someone who is interested in ‘dipping the toe in’, please contact Karen on 086 1765211 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to book your place.
We will keep you all updated as the countdown continues ….
Sure it will all be grand ! …..
Claire, Eimear & Karen