The Return Leg-Oct 2017
Sometimes life conspires against us. Take for example October 29th last , traditionally the weekend of the Dublin City Marathon. For the participants, it ‘s the culmination of many months of serious training and tough dietary regimes but to others it means road closures, restrictive transport and destination anxiety.
It so happened to be the same weekend our friends from Bonn in Germany–the MultiKultiChor – decided to renew old acquaintances and visit our wonderful city. With fond memories of our trip to Bonn (2016) still fresh in our minds, what better way to do this than with a combined concert?
There was a céad míle fáilte awaiting our guests in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre. This gave us an opportunity to meet and greet before the concert.
The concert, itself, took place afterwards in St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row.
The programme, presented by The MultiKultiChor, was consistent with the choir’s inclusive ethos. They sang songs from around the globe showing the diversity of the group. Following this, Dolce took to the stage and charmed the audience and visiting choir with a medley of songs like “Danny Boy” and “Mo Ghille Mear”. “The Long and Winding Road” and “Over My Head” to name but a few.
To finish we were joined by MultiKultiChor and sang the European Anthem “Ode to Joy”. Members of the local youth club came onstage to raise the roof with “Ireland’s Call”.
We repaired to a local popular hostelry, for a meal, some lively banter and a sing-song. It didn’t disappoint. We wished our German friends well on their onward journeys to Belfast and The Cliffs of Moher.
A special word of thanks to:
- Lisa Downes, who is a Youth Worker in the Resource Centre, for facilitating us and bringing members of the local youth club along. I hope they enjoyed the experience.
- The movers and shakers on the committee who made it all happen
- To Mairín, our bi-lingual M.C.
Finally a “shout out” for Deirdre who was let down by her otherwise trusty mode of transport. Undaunted and unruffled ,she arrived , and got into conductor mode immediately. In the grand tradition of stage performances “the show must go on” and it did.