Award winning Scottish choir visits St Anne’s

Thursday July 24th 2014

A Choired Taste will sing in St Anne's Cathedral on August 10.

A concert by award winning Scottish choir A Choired Taste will take place in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, at 1pm on August 10.

A Choired Taste is a mixed–voice community choir based in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire with almost 70 members from all walks of life.

They sing a wide variety of music including sacred, folk, musicals, pop, ballads, movie music, classical, opera, spirituals and light jazz. The choir also fundraises for national charities, and has donated more than £39,000 to charity since it was founded in 2009.

A Choired Taste has won Overall Best Adult Choir at the Ayrshire Music Festival for the past five years, and this year also won the award for Best Choral Performance of the entire festival.

At this year’s Glasgow Musical Festival, A Choired Taste won the class for Adult Mixed Voice Choirs, and was also awarded the Glasgow Orpheus Trophy for Best Overall Choir.

Musical Director Liam Baillie, said: “We have taken part in two tours. Our first tour in 2011 was to Northern Ireland, where we performed concerts in Joymount Presbyterian Church, Carrickfergus, Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor, and Killead Prebyterian Church.

“We enjoyed our first tour so much that we decided to go on an international tour last year to Belgium, where we performed concerts in St Salvator’s Cathedral, Bruges, and St Michielskerk, Ghent, and well as having the wonderful opportunity to perform in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, Ypres. We also had some very poignant moments, singing on various war cemeteries and war memorials.”

Liam added: “This concert in St Anne’s Cathedral is part of our third concert tour, and we will be performing three concerts: Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, and Killead Presbyterian Church.”

The concert begins at 1pm on Sunday August 10. All are welcome.


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