Hawthorn's Ramblings

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Encore Chamber Choir

Encore Chamber Choir is a female voice choir based in Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Founded in 2003 the choir consists of around 14 young ladies aged from 18 up. They have become much in demand for weddings but also perform at other events such as church services, concerts, and recitals.

It is for church weddings however, that they are most sought after. Their beautiful melodic and sensitive renditions of wedding music, combined with their rich harmonies, have made them sought after almost all over Ireland.

Though based in Offaly they have performed at weddings in places as far away as Cork, Wicklow, Dublin, Cavan, Sligo and even Inisbofin! They are very busy in the Midlands also, of course, and have performed for many weddings in Kinnitty church, the venue favoured by the majority of wedding couples who have their weddingreception in nearby Kinnitty Castle.

Encore perform a wide range of music, from classical to contemporary church music, and from folk to gospel. Some of the most requested pieces are:

Oh Happy Day
Ave Maria
Panis Angelicus
Down To The River To Pray
On Eagles Wings
Pie Jesu
You Raise Me Up

and many more. Usually for weddings it's 3, 4, or 5 singers, accompanied by their musical director or piano/keyboard. Rates are extremely reasonable and include a full consultation.

Watch this space for more up to date information including two major events for the choir over the next few months, and a sample list of music for your wedding!

For more information e-mail encore@iol.ie

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