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Third national title for Strabane Chamber Choi

STRABANE Chamber Choir is celebrating after notching up another national title on the Choral Festival circuit.

The talented local group secured a win in the Mixed Voice section of the Navan International Choral Festival. This comes hot on the heels of their autumn successes at the Derry and Sligo Choral Festivals.

Strabane under the baton of founder and conductor Gerard Bradley emerged victorious from a field of eight choirs who had travelled from all parts of the country and won over the adjudicators BBC radio presenter Richard Yarr and renowned concert pianist Colman Pearce with their performances of Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’ and Albert Hammond’s ‘I’m A Train’.

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The judges were particularly taken by the contrasting pieces chosen by the conductor and the way the choir dealt with the technical challenges provided by each piece.

Next up for the choir, who now hold three national titles, is a performance of spiritual and sacred music at St Mary’s Church Melmount on June 2. The choir will also be performing at Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny on Friday, May 31.

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