Choir celebrates 90 years

Lord Mayor of Armagh Garath Keating welcomes Portadown Male Voice Choir to a reception at The Palace Armagh
Lord Mayor of Armagh Garath Keating welcomes Portadown Male Voice Choir to a reception at The Palace Armagh
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Portadown Male Voice Choir were treated to a Civic reception at the Palace Armagh by Lord Mayor Garath Keating to celebrate their 90th anniversary.

The choir which was formed in 1926 and has won many international competitions, is widely acknowledged as not only one of Ireland’s longest established choirs but also one of its finest.

They have toured extensively in West Germany, Canada and America and performed throughout Ireland, England and Wales.

The choir set a new record in May. At the Cork International Choral Festival in May they won the Male Voice Section for the third year in succession, setting a new record.

They were selected by Phil Coulter to provide the choral backing on the original recording of the Irish rugby anthem Ireland’s Call. The choir’s musical director, Gordon Speers, responded to the Mayor’s welcome on behalf of the choir and Choir chairman, Bill Magee, presented the Lord Mayor with the choir tie as a memento of the occasion.