Daria Verjans RIP

On Wednesday 10th October we bid farewell to one of our treasured members, loyal singers, and good friends. Daria Verjans, with us for the last 2 years of her life, died peacefully on Saturday 6th October surrounded by loving family. Daria auditioned in September 2016 and gave me a beautiful rendition of She moved through…

Auditioning…

Over the past few days I’ve had a myriad of people come to sing for me in the hope of being able to join Dolce. The standard of those singers was very high, and unfortunately I had to turn away some superb singers, such is the demand for places in Dolce. We now have 81…

A new term begins…

And so the summer draws to a close: those warm, balmy days and long, bright evenings are cooling and drawing in. Schools reopen, holidays end, the sense of freedom that the summer brings gradually replaced by the acceptance that a new phase is beginning. For us in Dolce that means we leave behind the adventures…

Dolce @ Cork Choral Festival 2018

Dolce, after an absence of 3 years returned to the Cork Choral Festival.  The festival took place from the 20th – 22nd April.  We took part in 2 competitions.  Our first competition was the Mixed Voice Choir, where we narrowly missed out on a prize.  Our second competition was the Sacred Music Competition which took…

Mick Travers – RIP

Last week we said goodbye to a highly respected, warmly regarded and much loved gentleman who sang in our bass line for over 10 years. Mick Travers is a big loss in the Dolce community. Mick’s contribution over the years is difficult to quantify. He served on the committee for years, as an ordinary member,…

Looking Back at 2016

Well, well, well…2016 may have been a disaster for some, (think Trump, Brexit, Mayo losing again, Kilkenny losing this once..how shameful!!), but for Dolce it was another year of success after success: a VERY busy year of fine performances, laced with lots of fun. It was, of course, the year of the 1916 Centenary, and…