Blessington Millennium Choir
was founded as an ecumenical initiative to celebrate the Christian Millennium Year 2000 in Blessington. Under the direction of Yvonne O'Conor the choir boasts between forty and fifty voices of all ages, Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses.
We sing for our own pleasure and, on occasions, have joined with other choirs. We sing to celebrate important occasions
like Christmas and Easter and to raise much needed funds for local and national charities. In the past few years we have performed in Germany, France and the UK as well as supporting a number of charities here in Ireland.
Our practices take place in the Kare Centre, Blessington on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm and new members are always welcome.
Yvonne O'Conor, BSc, is a horticulturalist and garden designer by profession and a talented musical director in her spare time. She founded the Blessington Millennium Choir with accompanist Ruarc Gahan in 1999 following years of Gilbert and Sullivan musical direction at the National Stud.
Harry Carpendale, Mus. B., M. Ed. joined the choir as a bass singer in 2012 and quickly took up position as rehearsal pianist. He is a talented harpist and an accomplished musician. His musical talent is a wonderful asset to the choir.
Listen to Harry perform