The music programme is run by David Adams, the Director of Music. Both Churches have their own choirs and sing on Sundays at the main services. Throughout the year members of the Choir sing in St Patrick's Cathedral and perform at events in Taney and in the neighbouring districts. The Christ Church Choir has weekly practices during term time.
Another busy year is drawing to a close for the Junior Choir. In the months since last September, we have sung in nine morning services at Taney, including our Palm Sunday celebration (with donkeys!) and made the annual trip to St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, for carol singing. Wednesday afternoon practices continue to be lively affairs and we have enjoyed learning a large repertoire of songs. The current group of choir members is extremely talented and we have had a lot of fun working on two-part singing, and even three- and four-part rounds. The Choir has enhanced our Family Services with their spirited singing and forged a strong bond amongst its members. A huge thank you goes to all the parents for their support and to all the talented children!
The last choir practice is on 7th June, followed by the final Family Service on 11th June before the summer break. We send all good wishes to choir members who are leaving us this summer as they move on to secondary school, and look forward to seeing everybody else back after the holidays!
Choir practice will resume on Wednesday 6th September. The Junior Choir is always happy to welcome
new members who will commit to regular attendance at choir practice and at Family Services. Please contact Suzanne Chadwick on 087 757 4156 if your child is interested in joining.
TANEY OCCASIONAL CHORUS
The Occasional Chorus welcomes all who love to sing and enjoy the camaraderie of ensemble singing, but perhaps feel reluctant to make a regular commitment to the Parish Choir. The Chorus made several appearances over the past year, notably lending their voices to the Carol Services and to the RTE broadcast service. Plans are well underway for future projects in the Autumn term. Look out for notices in the Church bulletins and in Taney News Extra emails, or contact Gayle Baird (087 752 4536) or Suzanne Chadwick (087 757 4156) for more information.