2017 Festival Timetable

Friday 17th November

All events on Friday 17th November take place in the Knocknarea Arena at IT Sligo

11.30am

Choral Workshops for School Choirs

with Mark Duley


2.00pm:  Competition O  

The Tony McConnell Perpetual Trophy 

Venue: Knocknarea Arena       Entry Fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Grange post primary school choir Emma Purcell El cielo Canta alegria With or without you
Coláiste Cholmcille School Choir Mark Cronin Dutch Carol Both Sides Now
Sacred Heart School Choir Regina McCarthy The Seal Lullaby It Don’t Mean a Thing
Balla Secondary School Choir Aisling Lyons True Colors Under Pressure
Oatlands College Senior Choir Sinead Rodger De Profundis Clamavi Loch Lomond
Kilkenny College Senior Choir Ian Sexton Litany of the Holy Spirit (Unison) Look at the World
St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School Aine Balfe Lully, Lully, Lullay Loch Lomond
Wesley College Senior Choir Helen Doyle Suantraí ár Slánaitheora Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
SANDFORD PARK SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR  Dani Fox The Lamb Nyon Nyon

4.00pm:  Competition P

The Maura Butler Perpetual Trophy

Venue:  Knocknarea Arena   Entry Fee:  €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Holy Child Killiney Choir Regina McDonald We are the Voices Cunnla
Sacred Heart School, Tullamore Regina McCarthy The Snow Chattanooga Choo Choo
Presentation Senior Choir, Kilkenny Patrice O’Connor In Winter Nothin Gonna Stumble my Feet
Scoil Mhuire Choir, Trim Jane Lynch Da Pacem My Bonny Lass she smileth
Oatlands College Senior Choir Sinead Rodger Vive L’Amour Dirait-on
Kilkenny College Chamber Choir Ian Sexton The Many Rend the Skies O for a closer walk with God
Sandford Park School Senior Boys’ Choir Mr James Murphy Carrickfergus Sea Fever
Wesley College Senior Choir Helen Doyle Star Carol  Ballade to the Moon
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School Aine Balfe Bogoroditse Devo Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel?

8.00pm Opening & Gala Concert


Venue:  Knocknarea Arena        
 Entry fee: €10.00.

 

 

Sligo Schools Sing

Ursuline College Choir

Mercy College Choir

Summerhill College Choir

 

Harmony Federation

Harmony Federation taking part in Acapella in the City
Pic: James Connolly

Ireland’s National Barbershop Men’s Chorus under the direction of Linda Corcoran

Note-Orious4

 

Note-Orious4 singing at Alfie’s Barber Shop
Pic: James Connolly

 

Manus McGuire & Emily Flack

“ Stunning and gorgeous – the melding of flying feet and soul stirring song with alternately driving and lyrical tunes on fiddle and piano. Irish fiddle legend Manus McGuire paired with young Canadian triple threat Emily Flack – Master and Young Lion.

Awe inspiring and totally unforgettable. “ Warren Robinson  Founder, Goderich Celtic Roots Festival  August, 2017

 


Saturday 18th November

 

10.00am  Competition C:  

The Canon Desmond McLoughlin Memorial Cup

Venue: Knocknarea Arena   Entry fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
IT Sligo Choir Eunjoo Goh The Cloths of Heaven Let The River Run
Fingal Gospel Choir David Flood Rolling in the Deep My Immortal
CampusChor Frank Müller Drück die 1 Tage wie diese
The Curraghgower Singers Mr. Timothy Schinnick Linden Lea Dairait-on Les chansons des roses
Cór na hAbhann Jennifer Lee I Got Rhythm Blackbird/I Will
Strabane Chamber Choir Mr Gerard Bradley Over The Rainbow Two For The Price Of One
Heart’s Desire Dave Flynn Maedhbh’s Call Battle Hymn of the Republic
NUI Galway Staff Choir Ms. Michel Durham Abendlied All too soon
Barony Choir Anne Ralph Can’t take my eyes off you May it Be
Cill Aodáin Choral Society Finóla Higgins Ascot Gavotte You’ve got a friend
Ancór Cecilia Madden Tea for Two I got rhythm

11.00pm:  Acapella in the City Venues in Sligo Town

Our lady of Victories Gospel Choir, Dublin performing in Johnston Court Shopping Centre

The Acapella in the City programme is a fun way for choirs to perform for the people of Sligo  throughout the city of Sligo in pubs, shopping centres, shops, barbers and restaurants.

A Capella in the City
Johnston Court Quayside Hargadons Cat and the Moon Alfie’s Foleys
11:30 AM
12:00:00
12:30 PM Harmony Federation Bella Voci
1:00 PM Ancor
1:30 PM The Sandbars
2:00 PM Cill Aodain Choral Soc Note-Orious Four The Razor Sharps
2:30 PM The Razor Sharps The Sandbars Note-Orious Four
3:00 PM Coolaney Gospel Choir North Dublin Community Gospel Choir Trinity Belles
3:30 PM Sligo Gospel Choir
4:00 PM Cor na hAbhann

11.15am:  Competition D

The Cat and the Moon Trophy 

Venue:  Canis Major    Entry fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Boydell Singers Emily Cox Salut Printemps (“Greetings of Spring”) I’m Gonna Sing ’til the Spirit Moves in my Heart
Belle Voci Eamon O’Malley Oceans and Stars The Road Home
Inver Ladies Choir Mr Anthony Norton The Seal Lullaby Hava Nageela
Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath Bernie Sherlock Mo Pháistín Fionn Ain’t That News
Cor Lae Nua Nicholas McMurray Ave Verum Corpus Mae-e
Gracenotes Laura Brogan “Tu Es” “Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel”
 

1.30pm:  Competition B

The Mayor of Sligo Perpetual Trophy 

Venue: Knocknarea Arena   Entry fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
The Curraghgower Singers Mr. Timothy Schinnick Todos Los Bienes Del Mundo Calling My Children Home
Wicklow Male Voice Choir Tony Norton Jesus Bleibert Meine Freude Cavalry of the Steppes
Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath Bernie Sherlock Duo Seraphim The Maiden and The Sea
Ancór Cecilia Madden O Magnum Mysterium See, see the shepherds’ queen
Cór na hAbhann Jennifer Lee Hear My Prayer Sing a Song of Sixpence
Strabane Chamber Choir Mr Gerard Bradley Ave Verum Corpus I Am Not Yours
Trinity Singers Nicole Cooney I Serraillets Have Amyntas With His Phyllis Fair
Cor Lae Nua Nicholas McMurray If Ye Love Me Over the Rainbow
UCC Singers David O’Keeffe Matona Mia Cara Go, Lovely Rose
 

 

1.30pm:    Competition H


The Doreen Mitchell Shield

for Gospel Choirs 

Venue: Canis Major Entry fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title   Song 2 Title
Fingal Gospel Choir David Flood Swing Low Sweet Chariot Thou O Lord
Coolaney Gospel Choir Eileen McDevitt Let Praises Rise Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour
North Dublin Community Gospel Choir Jonathan Davies Wright Deep River  Angels Watching Over Me
Castlebar Gospel Choir Kathy Fahey Even Me Matthew 28
Sligo Gospel Choir Richard Mitchell I will sing praises Center of my joy
The Curraghgower Singers Mr. Timothy Schinnick Soon ah will be done wi’ de troubles of dis worl’ River in Judea


2.30:  Competition F  

The Rev. Michael O’Connor Memorial Trophy for Sacred Music 

Venue: Canis Major Entry fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Carmelite Abbey Choir, Loughrea Dr. Anne Mannion Cantate Domino SSATTB Cailis De
Inver Ladies Choir Anthony Norton Adoramus te Christe Laudi alla Vergine Maria
Gracenotes Laura Brogan “Confirma Hoc Deus” “In Paradisum”
The Curraghgower Singers Timothy Schinnick Alma Redemptoris Ave verum corpus
Ancór Cecilia Madden O Magnum Mysterium Cantate Domino
Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath Bernie Sherlock Valde Honorandus Est Beatus Johannes Salve Regina
NUIG staff choir Ms. Michel Durham O Bone Jesu Sicut Cervus

4.00pm:    Competition L  

Workplace Choir Competition 

Venue: Knocknarea Arena Entry fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Merlin Park Hospital Choir Peter Mannion Thinking out loud Estnisches Wiegenlied (Estonian Lullaby)
Sligo University Hospital Choir Dave Flynn Mo Ghile Mear Chasing Cars
IT Sligo Choir Eunjoo Goh Danny Boy O Sing Unto The Lord
The DeciBelles (Galway Teachers Choir) Peter Mannion These boots are made for walkin Annabel Lee – Eva Ugalde
NUI Galway Staff Choir Ms. Michel Durham The Lovers Chant Soleils Couchant

4.00PM:  Competition I

The Sligo Tourist Development Trophy

Barbershop Choruses

Venue:  Canis Major    Entry fee: €5.00

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Tone Cold Sober Ailbhe Hayes Let the rest of the world go by Five foot two
Harmony Federation Linda Corcoran If I loved you Drivin me crazy
No Half Measures Máire Hunt All the Way You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves you

4.45PM:  Competition J

The Alfies Barbershop Trophy

Barbershop Quartets

Venue:  Canis Major  Entry fee: €5.00

Note-Orious4 singing in Alfie’s Barber Shop
Pic: James Connolly
Name  of  Choir Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Vocal Point Java Jive In My Life
The Razor Sharps Yes Sir, That’s My Baby Goodnight Sweetheart
Note-Orious4 Once upon a time Goody Goodbye
The Sandbars If I Had My Way I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

5.00pm Competition E    

The Joe Harte Memorial Trophy

for Male Voice Choirs

Venue: Knocknarea Arena    Entry fee: €5.00

 

Name  of  Choir Conductor Song 1 Title Song 2 Title
Testostertones Peter Mannion Trees Grab und Mond
Ballinteer Male Voice Choir Tom Kehoe Hallelujah, what a Saviour Hallelujah to the Saints
Wicklow Male Voice Choir Tony Norton Softly as I leave you Soldiers Chorus from Faust
Harmony Federation Linda Corcoran Danny boy Hallelujah

 


 

5.00pm Sing for the Hell of It! Workshop

Venue Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo. Entry fee: €10.00.

 

Join our popular social sing along evenings…open to everyone and anyone who likes to sing. We join with Sligo Choral Festival to ‘sing for the hell of it’ on Saturday 18th of November. No musical experience is required. You don’t need to audition, read music, memorise song words or sing solo. It’s all about just having fun and singing together!

 

 


8.00pm           Competition A  

The Sligo Park Hotel Grand Prix Trophy

Venue:  Knocknarea Arena Entry fee: €10.00.

Winners of competitions B, C, D, E, F.

 The Park Singers winners of the

2016 Sligo Park Hotel Grand Prix Trophy 


10.00pm Festival Club in the Sligo Park Hotel


Sunday 19th November

Sing Alleuia

Sunday morning worship in Sligo Churches


10.15am Methodist Church Service

Choir –Borderlands Southern Gospel Choir.

MD. Brendan McCarthy. Convenor – Declan Drohan


10.30am St. John’s Cathedral Service

Choir – Inver Ladies Choir.

MD. Tony Norton


11 am St. Joseph’s Ballytivnan Mass

Choir: Belle Voci

MD. Eamon O’Malley


 11.00am  Calry Church Service

Choir –  Campus Chor.

MD. Frank Muller


11.30am Ballisodare Church Mass

Choir Coolaney Gospel Singers.

MD. Eileen McDevitt


12 pm Cathedral of the  Immaculate Conception Mass

Choir: Sligo Gospel Choir

MD. Richard Mitchell


12.30pm St. Anne’s Church: Mass

Choir – North Dublin Community Gospel Choir.

MD. Jonathan Davies Wright


1.00pm St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford Mass

Choir – Wicklow Male Voice Choir

MD. Tony Norton

16th – 18th November 2018

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