2017 is already proving to be a very busy year for St Agnes’ Choral Society, and the hard work continues as the company prepares to stage the hilarious musical comedy, Me and My Girl in the Grand Opera House from 9-13th May.
Sixty members, spanning 18 to almost 80 years old, are preparing to entertain audiences with the Tony Award-winning musical’s irresistible tunes that will have theatre-goers strutting down the aisles of the Grand Opera House like a proper Pearly King or Queen!
This 60th Anniversary production at the Grand Opera House follows a sell-out concert at the Ulster Hall in February and a Diamond Gala Ball at the Plaza Hotel in November. These commemorative events provided a platform to celebrate the evolution of St Agnes’ Choral Society since 1957 and recognise the many long-standing members and friends who laid the foundations during the past 60 years and continue to be the lifeblood of the society.
Family is at the core of St Agnes, and in this spirit the company is fundraising in its 2016/17 season in support of the NI Alzheimer’s Society. Nearly £4,000 has been raised by members and friends to date, through fundraising efforts including a bumper raffle draw at its Diamond Ball and Christmas Carol Singing.
Speaking about the celebrations and fundraising efforts, Chairman Gareth McGreevy said: “St. Agnes’ Choral Society has prided itself in bringing quality musical theatre productions and concerts to Belfast and beyond since 1957.
This anniversary year is a milestone occasion for the company, whose friendliness and supportive family-like ethos has enriched the lives of many. Our forthcoming production of ‘Me and My Girl’ on Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th May promises to make our audiences smile and tap their feet. We also hope their support of our bucket collection for NI Alzheimer’s Society will help us reach, if not exceed, our fundraising goal of £5,000.”
Commenting on the impact this fundraising effort will make on the Charity’s services, Laura Summerbell, NI Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser said: “Thanks to support from groups and associations such as St Agnes’ Choral Society we are able to carry on providing advice, information and care services to the increasing number of families affected by this devastating illness.”
Nominated for 13 Tony Awards and winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Musical Of The Year, Me and My Girl will have St. Agnes’ ‘Doing the Lambeth Walk’ from Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th May in The Grand Opera House.
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