Holy Trinity church to host Munster Supporters Club Choir

Colm Ward

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Colm Ward

Anita Mahon, musical director of the Munster Supporters Club Choir, leads the choir in a performance in the drawing room of Adare Manor hotel  to launch this Sunday's concert. Picture: Keith Wiseman
The walls of the Holy Trinity Church in Adare will echo to the uplifting sounds of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club Choir this Sunday when it hosts a two hour extravaganza of music and song.

The walls of the Holy Trinity Church in Adare will echo to the uplifting sounds of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club Choir this Sunday when it hosts a two hour extravaganza of music and song.

The MRSCC will be joined by the Holy Trinity Singers and The Croagh School of Music for the concert which is in aid of the church restoration fund.

The choir was formed in April 2008 and is made up of almost 50 members from all over the province of Munster and as far afield as Wexford. As totally dedicated followers of Munster, the choir has a very distinctive and entertaining character. Indeed, ever since their first performance at the official opening of Thomond Park before Munster’s match against the All Blacks, the choir has grown from strength to strength and has entertained thousands along the way.

They have performed at many fund-raising events and concerts in rugby clubs around the province as well as in Cork Opera House and University Concert Hall, Limerick. They also performed at Paul O’Connell’s Freedom of the City ceremony.

Under the inspired direction of Anita Mahon, the choir has also proven to be popular with a wider audience and has sung live on radio and TV programmes. While rugby anthems form a fundamental part of the music the MRSCC sing, their repertoire is very eclectic and full of surprises and includes classical hits such as O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, Nessun Dorma from Turandot, Va Pensiero from Nabucco and many popular songs such as Viva la Vida, Rule the World, Roar, Happy Together and Delilah to name but a few.

This Sunday’s concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are €15, children €10 and are available from the Parish Office (061-396172) and the Adare Heritage Centre.