Kristy Orr (Conductor) and members of Lisburn Harmony Ladies' Choir. Included are special guests Alderman Paul Porter (Lisburn Mayor) and Councillor Brendan Weld (Mayor of Kildare County Council).
THE recently formed Lisburn Harmony Ladies Choir received a standing ovation at the end of their debut concert at First Lisburn Presbyterian Church last Saturday (November 6).
The choir, which was formed just seven weeks ago, sang a variety of songs, each of which was met with rapturous applause from the audience who packed into the church.
The choir opened with a rendition of Dolly Parton's '9 to 5'. They built on this with pieces such as 'Electricity', 'Sally Gardens' and Take That's hit song 'Rule the World' before the concert ended in stunning fashion with the ladies performing a wonderful version of Sound of Music classic 'Do Re Me'.
Special guests at the concert, including Lisburn Mayor Alderman Paul Porter, MP Jeffrey Donaldson, MLA Basil McCrea and the Mayor of Kildare Councillor Brendan Weld, were also impressed with the new choir and invitations have been flooding in for the choir to perform at events over the coming months.
Choir Mistress Kirsty Orr said she was very proud of everyone in the choir and also thanked everyone who attended the concert or supported it in any way.
I couldn't be more delighted by the wonderful performance," said
Kirsty. "When you consider that most of our members have no previous choral experience and we have only been rehearsing for seven weeks, to achieve what we did is amazing and demonstrates the potential we have. It is very exciting."
The choir have re-opened their membership and anyone interested in joining or finding out more is invited to attend rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm at Brownlee Primary School.
The choir are also in need of an pianist to play at rehearsals and at upcoming concerts. If you would be interested in taking on the role please contact Kirsty on 07988747534.