On Sunday I had the honour of being MC for a Mad About the Voice Ireland event at the G Hotel in Galway. The event was a student showcase of singers of all ages and the talent was utterly amazing!
As their page says the were founded in 2014 by Dr. Caren Hession and Joshua Alamu and offer vocal mentorship and tuition to aspiring singers of all levels and abilities. Based on current research in the field of Voice Science and Pedagogy, MATVI adopts a unique teaching philosophy, which is integral to its practice.
Our Summer Student Showcase will be taking place on Sunday the 21st of July at 6pm in the elegent G Suite of The G Hotel – a luxurious 5 star hotel located at the entrance of Galway City. Here, our singers will be backed by a FULL LIVE HOUSE BAND, delivering a spectacluar show to inspire and enlighten you!! This professional event provides an important platform for their artistic growth and a memorable evening for family and friends to witness a milestone in their journey!
Taken from the event page on Facebook
I was thrilled to be asked as the Rise Choir were performing and having MC’d one of their events a few months ago I was pleased I’d get to see them again. A few years back one their members asked me to join as they were short of men but not only did I not have the time, I also don’t have the voice. After hearing the singers on Sunday I certainly know where to go if I want to change one of things! – And I’m very tempted to do it!
Sunday saw twenty-six singers perform a range of different songs from power ballads to the rock classics. Considering they’re all students the performances from the singers were incredible. And they were performances, each one as entertaining as the other.
Head over to their Facebook page to see some of the highlights of the night.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed I get asked to MC again but even if I don’t I’ll be heading along to the event to hear them perform and hopefully winning another cake in the raffle like I did this time!