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re: boys choir

Posted by BUTCH II RE- DEUX on December 20, 2007 at 09:01:31:

In Reply to: boys choir posted by Michael Corcoran on December 14, 2007 at 12:07:47:

"For great is the holy One in the midst of Thee,
Oh Beautiful is Zion,
Oh Beautiful is Zion,
Beautiful is Zion,
The Lord of The Earth."

It was my favorite song from the Castlebar boys choir it was a difficult song with staggered entrances from the "Seconds" "Thirds" "Firsts" and "Basses" each group arriving on the same line at delayed intervals requiring lots of rehearsals. And one Sunday morning at last Mass after Christmas we got it right.

Everyone was attendant. Always in the bass section, the anchors! Jimmy O'Reilly and Tom McGreal, Thomas Murphy, and Seamas Chambers, leading the firsts, on the other side Michael Murphy, with all the Gavins, on the pipe organ Mr O’Connell and to his left, conducting Fr. Shannon. He glowed with our harmonious unison as we "CRIED OUT AND SHOUTED NOW IN HAPPINESS OF ZION IN THE MIDST OF THEE

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