Wicklow MVC Take Top Prize In Arklow

We are delighted to share that WMVC competed recently in the Arklow Choral festival. The choir competed in two event – the Male TTB Naughter Cup and Male TTBB Paddy Fitzgerald Memorial Trophy. The choir sang “Locus Iste” and “Softly as I leave You” in the TTB competition, and “Oft In The Stilly Night” and “Soldiers Chorus” in the TTBB competition. It was the choir’s first public performance of “Locus Iste” and unfortunately we didn’t perform it to our usual high standards and deservedly were pipped by Ballinteer MVC to first prize in the Naughter Cup.

Despite the setback, the choir rose to the challenge in the next competition. The roles were reversed with Wicklow MVC coming in first and Ballinteer MVC coming in a close second.

Subsequently, we were pleasantly surpised to learn that we had won the overall Male competition, The Jimmy Fitzmaurice Award, as we had won the TTBB competition – which is regarded as the more prestigious event.

Well done to all who practiced so hard and performed in the events and special thanks to our Musical Director, Anthony Norton and accompanist, Yvonne Collier.