The end of treble rehearsal today, with four of the recently valedicted choristers along to help to mentor the new probationers. There are 19 choristers and about as many probationers. Come and hear them on December 17th at 7:30pm at the carol concert. The new boys will sing on their own, they already make a great sound, and then will also sing Foote’s arrangement of Silent Night, including a verse in German. We look forward to seeing you there.
The launch of Professor Brian Walker’s new book ‘A History of St George’s’ took place yesterday evening in St George’s Parish Church, Belfast. Professor Walker has been working hard on this over recent years and has brought the keen eye and scholarship of a professional historian to the task – and uncovered many gems and forgotten aspects of St George’s history. The book is sumptuously illustrated with many colour plates and will make not only an excellent read but also a wonderful Christmas present for family and friends.
A special afternoon as Gaeilge as the Honours Choir from The Wallace High School, Lisburn led the carols and sang two exquisite pieces: Veni Emmanuel by Lawson and Suantraí arr Ó Cearrbhaill
Next week, December 11th at 5pm sees the return of the Chamber Choir and they will be joined by the Choral Scholars Training Choir to sing Stanford in G and This is the record of John.
Seirbhís Charúil na Nollag, 4 Nollaig, Teampall Naomh Seoirse, Béal Feirste, ag 5pm. Beidh an tUrr Chris Mac Bhruitin, Sagart Cúnta in Ardteampall Macurtin, Inis Ceithleann, i mbun seirbhíse agus beidh Cór Ardscoil Wallace i Lios na gCearrbhach ag canadh iomainn i nGaeilge. Fáilte roimh chách.
The service of Lessons and Carols, as Gaeilge, will take place in St. George’s Church, Belfast this Sunday, December 4 at 5pm. The Rev Chris Mac Bhruitin, Curate in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, will preside and Wallace High School Honours Choir will sing carols in Irish and Latin at the service. Everyone is welcome.
This morning Jamie O’Kane received his surplice and was welcomed as a Chorister and full member of the Choir. We hope he enjoys his time at St George’s.
We also saw Carrington Peacock, Patrick Rogan, Jonah Davey and Ben Heatherly graduate into the back row of the Choir. These lovely young men joined the Choir at eight years old and have contributed greatly to the musical life of the Parish. We are delighted that they will continue their choral education in as young men in the back row.