The Clare Chorale is a popular mixed voice choir based in Ballyclare
This popular mixed voice choir enjoys a busy diary of engagements throughout the season. It has singers from all professions who base themselves in Ballyclare, a town well known for its musical traditions. Regular singing throughout the province keeps them busy and they are always adding to their membership and repertoire.
Their conductor is local Mezzo-Soprano, Sheelagh Greer and their accompanist is Darren Day, also a full-time musician. Last season we were delighted to be selected to take part in the BBC Songs of Praise.
The Clare Chorale has made a considerable contribution in its musical offering in recent years to the work of three charities – Macmillan Cancer Support, NI Hospice and Marie Curie; we commend these great charities to you.
Should you want to know more about The Clare Chorale, make a booking or consider joining, please contact our Choir Secretary Kay Johnston, whose contact details are at the bottom of the page.
David Holmes (Chairman)
Being involved in music professionally, I feel a great sense of pride when I stand before the members of The Clare Chorale. Now in our 14th year, I have helped guide them to better singing, teamwork, comradeship and helped to open new opportunities for them. It is a huge credit to each of them, who day by day, work in various professions other than music, that we can put on our concerts for you. I pay tribute to their hard work and loyalty to their choir and look forward to watching them continue to succeed and enjoy may more years of music making.
‘Darren graduated in Music from University of Ulster in 1994, and is involved in a variety of musical ventures across the province. Darren is a full time peripatetic music tutor, including teaching piano at MCB, Bloomfield Collegiate and Carrickfergus College. As an accomplished musician and accompanist, he accompanies for music examinations, festivals and various concerts.
Service in Kilraghts Presbyterian Church 7pm
Farmers Service in 2nd Ballyeaston Presbyterian Church 7pm
Concert in Raloo Presbyterian Church with Magheramourne Silver Band 7:30pm
Annual Concert, Theatre at the Mill