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Community Choir launch 13 track CD

Tuesday 8th December 2009 at 11am 0 Comments

Northern Ireland based Open Arts Community Choir (OACC), star of TV’s ‘Last Choir Standing’ competition in 2008, is launching a 13 track CD with music to suit every taste and generation.

The CD, which is being launched in Bangor’s new library ‘Curve’ on Wednesday 9th December, is the result of years of performances and includes tracks such as ‘Something Inside So Strong’ by Labi Siffre and ‘Moon River’ from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Commenting on the decision to record, Beverley Whyte, Music Director of OACC, said, “Since our appearance on Last Choir Standing we have had the most amazing year with some great high profile gigs and numerous requests to bring out our own CD. So it is with great satisfaction and the culmination of much hard work as well as fun, that we developed this CD in conjunction with Komodo Recordings.

“We are really looking forward to the CD’s launch which has songs to suit every age and musical taste,” said Beverley, “And it promises to be an evening full of laughter, musical emotion and a great opportunity to share our love of song with the wider community - which is the very ethos of the Open Arts Community Choir.”

The Choir is inclusive for anyone aged 16 or over regardless of disability, race, gender or past musical experience and is funded by the Arts Council for Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the Choir’s latest initiative, Maria McAlister, Arts Council for Northern Ireland Music Officer said, “The Arts Council is delighted to be a long term supporter of the Open Arts Community Choir and it cannot be understated the great opportunity that the Choir provides people of all abilities and backgrounds, irrespective of their musical experience. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the production of t his superb CD and I’ve no doubt that it will prove a popular addition to Christmas stockings.”

CD’s are priced at £10 each, and are available to purchase from Open Arts at the Crescent Arts Centre, 165 Ormeau Road, Belfast. Email: or

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