Musical society to put on their annual concert in Town Hall

Members of the Lurgan Musical Society at an open event at the Jethro Centre.

Members of the Lurgan Musical Society at an open event at the Jethro Centre.

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Lurgan Musical Society are presenting their summer concert in Lurgan Town Hall on Friday, June 7 at 8pm.

The society is celebrating its anniversary this year. Having formed in January 2000, Michelle Harte, Musical Director, is delighted that the relatively small group that met in the early days of the new millennium, has grown in size and gone from strength to strength.

They have brought much joy to many people in the local Lurgan area as well as across Northern Ireland, accepting many requests from groups near and far, for the Musical Society to sing for special causes, charities and events. They have performed from Newtownards to Newcastle in Newry, Dungannon, Belfast, Armagh, Mullivilly and Tandragee. Lurgan Musical Society have travelled to many locations, using their special talents and raising many thousands of pounds for many worthwhile causes.

They also took part in many wonderful events in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast over the years, such as ‘Les Miserables’, One Enchanted Evening with Peter Corry, Barbara Dickson and Brian Kennedy, Night of 1000 Voices with James Galway and David Essex, and On Eagles’ Wing under the direction of composer, John Anderson.

Lurgan Musical Society is a cross-community choir and Michelle believes that the choir is very special in many ways. Like an extended family, members are supportive of each other in times of joy and sadness. The sense of community within the choir is immense, giving the choir a very special quality. With members sharing their talents and love of music, barriers and differences have always been irrelevant as each member makes every effort to work together for the good of the Society. Members use their talents to the full – singing, dancing or drumming – as well as those who assist with the organisation of concerts.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased from Jarlath McConville, North Street and S.D. Kells in Market Street. Tickets sell out quickly so make sure you purchase as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. A varied programme is promised from the world of the musical, popular music as well as reflective music.