SPIRIT AND SOUL The Chapel Street Gospel Choir, who are joining forces with Mayo Concert Orchestra for performance in Claremorris Town Hall Theatre.
Glorious orchestral music and heavenly gospel singing will combine to mark the first concert in a number of years for both the Mayo Concert Orchestra and the Chapel Street Gospel Choir, who are joining forces for a not-to-be-missed performance at Claremorris Town Hall Theatre this Thursday, June 2.
The ‘Spirit and Soul’ concert led by Musical Director Kathy Fahey, will feature the award-winning Chapel Street Gospel Choir in collaboration with Mayo Concert Orchestra as they deliver high-energy renditions of some much-loved songs and music, such as ‘Peace Train’ (Cat Stephens ), ‘Circle of Life’ (The Lion King ), ‘You’ll Be in my Heart’ (Phil Collins ) and ‘Higher Love’ (Steve Winwood ), as well as Gospel hymns like ‘Rise Up’, ‘Thou O Lord’, ‘Taste and See’ and ‘Even Me’.
Rehearsals for the concert have been taking place over recent months at Unit 19, Castlebar Business Park, on the Breaffy Road in Castlebar – the home of Music West, incorporating Mayo Concert Orchestra, Castlebar Town Band and Mayo Youth Orchestra.
Both musicians and singers are greatly looking forward to this first return to the stage following the pandemic.
“It has been a difficult past couple of years for everyone,” said Musical Director Kathy Fahey, “and this concert will give people a chance to go out, have fun and enjoy some fantastic performances.”
After having to cancel all plans due to the pandemic, both groups felt that combining their talents would produce a wonderfully powerful, stirring and resonant sound, and considerable work and preparation has gone into this performance.
The concert will be a first-of-its-kind for Co Mayo and will be something of a ground-breaking collaboration for the two musical groups, both acclaimed in their own right.
The concert starts at 8pm. For tickets, contact Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Box Office on 094 931 0999, or visit www.townhall.ie.