SNOWFLAKES By Gerry O’Halloran Arr. Norah Constance Walsh As all our supporters know, The Forget Me Nots Dementia-Inclusive Community Choir Baldoyle, North Dublin is a seniors choir and counts many people with memory loss conditions and their carers within its ranks. Inspired by Kathleen Tierney in 2014, the choir has gone from strength to strength – featuring in performances from local nursing homes to The Olympia and even in an RTE Brendan Grace documentary – “Thanks for the Memories”. A member - Gerry O’Halloran – wrote this for his children to sing at Christmastime when they were young. Gerry gifted it to the choir, and to celebrate his 90th birthday, our Musical Director – Norah Constance Walsh – who is also a renowned composer, created a musical arrangement with harmonies & piano. We presented a professional music score for all parts, with beautiful imagery by artist – Dara Ní Bheacháin, as a special gift to him and his family. They were delighted! We learned our parts through weekly zoom rehearsals we hold since COVID-19 arrived in March 2020. We hope you enjoy this virtual Christmas work of love which was made possible by our amazing sponsor Member First Credit Union. It has Gerry singing the opening lines, the choir joining in – baritone, soprano, alto - and Norah playing out the final notes on the piano. “Love and Laughter All Around…..”
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