The highlight of each season is the Choir's Annual Concert, in association with Wrightbus, which takes place in Spring and is held in The Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena. The Choir performs a selection of pieces from it's large repertoire, and every year invites guest artistes from the music scene to entertain the audience.
This year's Concert played to full houses on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April 2017. The choir began with a Eurovision Medley made up of winning songs, Congratulations, Puppet on a String and I'd like to Teach the World to Sing arranged by Alan Simmons. Their second set included The Wind Beneath My Wings, arr Gwyn Arch and What a Wonderful World, arr John Scrimger. They brought the first half to an end with Softly As I Leave You, arr Alan Simmons, and When The Saints Arr Denys Hood.
After the Interval, the Choir opened the second half with The Lullaby of Broadway, arr Gwyn Arch and Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, arr Alan Simmons. They concluded two very successful evenings with My Heart will Go On, arr Alan Simmons,Cotton Fields arr Donald Moore, and The Londonderry Air, arr Gwyn Arch, with a flute solo from gifted 1st Bass, Alan O'Loan.
We were delighted to welcome Rebecca Murphy, soprano, from Magherafelt as our guest artiste this year accompanied by Sam Murray. Her performances on both nights were very well received.
Our new CD, "Hearts and Voices" was launched at our Annual Concert and copies can be obtained from Choir Members or the Braid Theatre Box Office, price £10.
Our next Annual Concert will be held as usual in The Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena on Friday 23rd March and Saturday 24th March 2018.
Tickets will be available from the Braid Centre Box Office or choir members