Ireland and Scotland Adventure

This past summer, the Waterbury Chorale sponsored a trip to Ireland and Scotland. Led by Joe Jacovino, 47 singers and their families had a wonderful 14 day musical adventure.  Arriving in Dublin at 5:00AM, we met our tour director, Brian, who cleverly led us through the 2 countries with a smile and splendid stories.  We explored castles, churches, museums, and hiked the lovely countryside throughout our time there.

On our second night, we sang in a Dublin church with a group called Habemus who was welcoming, generous and extremely talented.  The next day we had a noon concert at St. Patrick’s, also in Dublin.  A night in Galway meant a concert at St. Nicholas Church.

The next day we sang an 8:00 AM mass in Belfast.  Here we saw many remnants of “The Troubles” as Brian called them.  We saw the “Book of Kells”, and great sights like the Giant’s Causeway, Glenndaugh, the Titanic Museum, and the Isle of Iona. We also saw the incredible cross erected for mass with Pope John Paul II. We all had a wonderful time, and it was nice to have cool weather in the summer, even though it was a bit wet.

Boar’s Head Festival

Join The Waterbury Chorale as we continue our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a fun musical festival of familiar holiday favorites. The Boar’s Head Festival is one of the oldest continuing Christmas festivals. The boar was a terrifying beast in the forests of England during the Middle Ages. Early Christians would celebrate the triumph of the Christ Child over sin by serving boar as the first dish at a Christmas feast. These festivals continue to this day through the UK and North America during the Christmas Season. This year’s Boar’s Head Festival will be held at The Shrine of Saint Anne on January 8th, 2017, with snow date on January 15th, 2017.

Be sure to save the date for this fun event celebrating the close of the end of the Christmas season.

You can purchase your tickets by clicking here. More information about the 2017 Spring Concert and the Nutmeg Symphony Performance to come!