As part of the Bealtine Festival, Dawn and Dusk choruses choirs all around the country to have gotten involved in this wonderful event, to make it even bigger and better in 2019.
We are delighted to announce the Bealtaine Flagship Choir for 2019 as Aspiro Choir from Co. Carlow. After a highly competitive open call, Aspiro were chosen to represent Bealtaine this year. As an inter-generational choir who have previously been involved in Dawn Chorus events and have an older group (Aspiro Inspired) that is open to all and regularly meet to sing for fun, Aspiro captures the spirit of Bealtaine.
We are excited that the Flagship Dawn Chorus on May 5th at 6am, will take place in Carlow, by the River Barrow - if you are in the area, come and join in! Aspiro will also travel to Dublin for the Dusk Chorus on Sunday 26th May at 8pm.
The Dawn Chorus is a nationwide event developed following an extraordinary debut on the Culdaff beach in Donegal in May 2009. In 2010, Sing Ireland and Active Retirement Ireland developed a partnership with the Bealtaine Festival designed to bring choirs, active retirement groups and older people together across Ireland to participate in the Dawn Chorus.
The Dawn Chorus is a choral event in which older people come together with a choir in their locality and sing at Dawn/Dusk in a scenic area, ideally beside water and always outdoors.
Read more about the Dawn/Dusk Chorus HERE
Find out about events near you HERE