Lorrha Notes

Pictured above are the members that make up Virtuoso Chamber Choir L to R :   Yvonne Regan Miriam Smyth Nicole Robinson Denise Flaherty Fiona Rigney Lorraine Brophy Lynn Borphy Jennifer Dann Louise Smyth and Derval Kirwan.

Virtuoso Chamber Choir to Launch Debut CD

The highly acclaimed Birr-based female vocal ensemble “Virtuoso” are set to release their much anticipated debut album “Enchanted” later this month. The girls who have received much recognition locally and beyond for their beautiful musical contributions to weddings concerts religious services and various other events are most noted for their unique ability to blend their voices in seamless harmony to create a distinctive angelic sound.
Members of the group hail from Rathcabbin Birr Shinrone Roscrea and Cloghan. Most of the choir have been singing together in various forms since childhood which is a contributing factor to both their vocal compatibility and also the special bond which the girls share with each other.
The album “Enchanted” features a mix of musical styles which shows off the choir’s versatility and includes songs such as “All I Want is You” “Siúil a Rúin” “Ave Verum Corpus” and “Danny Boy” and was recorded in Bourney church Roscrea last August.
The main launch will take place in the Marian Hall Birr on the 16th of April at 8pm and this will include a full concert and a cheese and wine reception. This will be preceded on the 15th of April by a pre-launch concert in Ballinasloe Church of Ireland and there will also be a launch in Roscrea Church of Ireland on April 28th both also at 8pm. Tickets for all of these events are priced at €10 (concessions €6) and can be purchased on the door or else be booked in advance from 086-3999540. The album will be available in local shops at a cost of €12 but it will be available at any of the three launch nights for the reduced cost of €10. More details can be found by visiting www.virtuoso.ie

Art Exhibition.

Portumna library is hosting a children’s art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from 13th – 22nd April. All welcome.

St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall.

The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall will take place on Thursday night April 14th. at 8.30p.m. in the hall. All are welcome to attend.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association will be held on Wednesday 27th April 2011 at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha. It would be appreciated if as many members as possible attended. Some members have held various committee roles since the Association was formed and have worked extremely hard and now deserve a break. Nomination forms for the committee will be sent out over the next week.
We are also doing a spot of fundraising for the group and would appreciate your support. Our members are currently selling lines at €2. per line. The draw will take place after the AGM on the 27th April. The prizes include a hamper meal voucher a supermarket voucher bottle of brandy and a bottle of whiskey.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to all of the Lorrha hurlers and selector Conor Glynn and the rest of the Portumna Community School senior hurlers on their Ryan cup final win over Athenry recently. Get well wishes is extended to Niall O’Meara who picked up an injury during the game.

Grant Scheme.

The closing date for applications for the Serve Energy Grant Scheme is Friday 29th. April. Applications to the SERVE residential and non residential energy grant schemes cannon be accepted after Friday 29th. For further information contact North Tipperary County Council on (067) 44671 or log onto www.servecommunity.ie

Introduction To Golf.

Lady beginners and or lapsed members are invited to take up the game with an Introduction taking place in Portumna Golf Club on Friday April 8th. from 6.00 to 8.00p.m. There will be a well known coach in attendance. Admission is free.