New Ross Singers are in the final week of rehearsals for Messiah, which will be performed in the Parish Church, New Ross on Sunday at 8.15pm.
Four soloists are essential to Messiah and New Ross Singers have engaged Colette Delahunt, Victoria Massey, Dermot Doyle and Eoin Power for the roles.
Colette Delahunt was accepted into the Glyndebourne Opera Chorus in Britain and her solo roles there include “Susanna” (Marriage of Figaro) and “Servilla” (La Clemenza di Tito). In France she has played the role of “Pamina” (The Magic Flute) in Aix-en-Provence and in Ireland she has worked with Opera Theatre Company, Dublin and Opera Ireland.
Mezzo soprano/ contralto Victoria Massey has played the role of Dritte Dame in Italian productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflote and Adelma in Busoni’s Turandot and has performed in Mozart’s Requiem and at various recitals. She made her debut with Opera Ireland in 2008 in Ariadne aut Naxos (Strauss).
Dermot Doyle sang with the National Chamber Choir from 1996-2002 and represented Ireland in the World Youth Choir. He has studied voice with Robert Bickerstaff in Sydney where he had the privilege of singing in the Sydney Opera House and at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games. He is a member of the Waterford-based male vocal quartet Concordia and the Tramore-based Thalassa quartet.
Eoin Power lives in Tramore and is involved in music as a chorister and as a soloist. He is a member of the Waterford choir Ad Hoc Chorale and of Vocalis, a professional choir of eight voices based in the South East. Eoin also sings with the Thallassa quartet.