Male Voice Choir in Ballater

This Sunday ( May 20) Glen Muick Church will hear the Queen’s Island Male Voice Choir in a lively programme ranging from hymns to songs from the shows and back again.

This choir, which came together in 1974 from a union of two of the oldest ( 1912 and 1916 ) choirs in Northern Ireland, was originally made up of workers from the great Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast and has more recently been heard from Wales to Wexford.

The Choir sang with the South-West Branch of the Welsh Association of Men’s Choirs – 750 men joining in the ‘Deus Salutis’ under their own conductor Richard Laird, in the Royal Albert Hall in London

Even in the worst of recent years in Northern Ireland, this choir never failed to fulfill their engagements throughout Ireland and just as they sang for the launching of many ships, they gave a ‘Choral Welcome’ to the distinguished guests at the opening of the New Titanic Belfast Building and a fortnight ago were taking part in the televised Titanic Memorial Service.

It is expected that there will be about 35 members of this admirable ensemble able to travel to the Scottish Tour and that their music will be warmly welcomed in Ballater.

The choir will sing at 7 p.m. All Welcome.