CELEBRATING IN STYLE!

WEXFORD Male Voice Choir celebrated its 70th birthday in style on Saturday night with a concert in Wexford Opera House.

It was exactly 70 years to the day, June 18, which the choir held its very first concert in 1941, which was in the old Theatre Royal.

To commemorate that special anniversary, the choir has been preparing since early this year for last weekend's concert, which attracted a large crowd to the Opera House.

Terry Byrne, the Honorary Secretary for the choir, said it was a great night and the audience responded really well to the choir and their special guests.

Those lending their voices to the performance were award-winning Irish soprano Celine Byrne, Wexford-born tenor Eamon Mulhall and the Wexford Ladies Choir.

Wexford Male Voice Choir sang songs from throughout their 70year back catalogue and had also prepared some new numbers, which were a big hit. The collaborations were also very well received, particularly 'The Merry Widow' with Celine Byrne.

The choir currently has close to 50 members, but it is always happy to hear from prospective new members and their next big performance will be during the Opera Festival later this year.

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