‘Silent Night’ as one voice

Anne O'Leary, Fermoy, a member of the Fermoy International Choir, with a Christmas message to the people of Ploemeur in France, with which Fermoy is twinned. (Picture: Sean Sharpe)

It’s been a labour of love and after weeks of socially distanced rehearsing, recording, poster designing and logistical gymnastics, the Fermoy International Choir is preparing to launch its online version of ‘Silent Night’ – in nine different languages!

The endeavour, the brainchild of choir director Lisa Dunphy, saw almost 50 of the choir members record their parts individually at the Blackwater Studios in Glanworth.

“The Irish army would have been proud of the military precision involved,” explains Graham Clifford of the Together Ireland Project, which helped establish the choir.

“Duncan O Cleirigh at Blackwater Studios took every precaution, and our recording went on for days with one singer at a time.” added Graham.

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