Niceville High School Singers Complete Ten-Day Performance Tour of Ireland

The Niceville Singers from Niceville High School recently completed a ten-day performance tour of Ireland.  The travel group of seventy-nine students and adults toured Dublin, the historic Glendalough site, Kilkenny, Cork, Blarney Castle, Killearn, Dingle and Galway.  They also visited the Cliffs of Moher on the western Atlantic coast and crossed the River Shannon on a ferry.  The tour took place during spring break, March 21-31.

The forty-nine singers performed major concerts at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, participated in a benefit concert for a local Irish-speaking elementary school in the village of Ventry on the Dingle Peninsula, and at the Augustinian Church in downtown Galway with a local Irish community choir, the Cois Cladiagh Chamber Chorus.  They also sang at St. Canice Cathedral in Kilkenny and with the O’Shae Family of Galway during an evening of traditional Irish and American music.

The Niceville Singers is one of seven performing choirs at Niceville High School. The Camerata (Niceville’s male chorus), Chamber Singers, Select Women and Women’s Chorus also performed on the concerts in Ireland as did Niceville’s Opus One.

The Ireland tour was the eighth international tour for the Singers.  The first tour dates back 2002 when the group toured the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Since 2002 the Singers have performed in Scotland, Wales, England, The Peoples Republic of China, Italy, France and Spain. In 2013 they revisited Austria and Germany where they performed at Ramstein Air Force Base and the Landstuhl Region Medical Center in Germany.

The Singers have performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concerts halls including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria, and in Coventry Cathedral for the World Church Music Conference in Coventry, England.

Visit the OCSD Facebook page to see a photo gallery of this event.