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Classic Harmony at The Whale Theatre

Classic Harmony performed at The Whale Theatre in Greystones on June 16th, 2018. The concert featured Classical, Vocal Jazz, Popular and Traditional music given the Classic Harmony treatment of warm vocal harmonies and expressive singing from the heart. The concert also features a guest appearance by Alan Smale - renowned violinist and retired leader of the National Symphony Orchestraand pianist Ronan Murray. Emily Kelly played some of her own arrangements on the harp. Starting with Madrigals and ending with Manhattan Transfer, Classic Harmony and their guests received an enthusiastic standing ovation.

Classic Harmony Whale Theatre Poster

Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir

Do-Mi-So Ladies Choir

Rebecca Kelly and Frank Kelly

The Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir, director Frank Kelly, and the Do-Mi-So Ladies Choir performeded a selection of Pop and Folk classics at the Parkview Hotel on June 9th, 2018. They were joined by special guests Rebecca Kelly and Frank Kelly. Proceeds of the concert went to Wicklow Hospice Foundation

Newtown Male Voice Choir Summer Melody 2018 Poster

Wicklow Choral Society Summer Concert

Wicklow Choral Society performed a new work by the American composer, Dan Forrest called 'Jubilate Deo' at a concert in St. Patrick's Church, Wicklow on Sunday, May 27th 2019. This wonderful and exciting new piece was paired with Vivaldi's 'Gloria'. The choir were joined by soprano, Jade Phoenix from Greystones and mezzo-soprano, Katie Richardson. The concert was accompanied by the Degani Sinfonia, led by Alan Smale.

Wicklow Choral Society May 2018 Poster

Classic Harmony Success

at

Mayo International Choral Festival 2018

Classic Harmony won the Smaller Choral Groups category at the Mayo International Choral festival on May 26th in Castlebar. The two international judges from Great Britain and North America were very impressed with the vocal blend, musicianship and technical skill of the ensemble. This win secured them a place in the Premier Competition at the same event which was won by a choir from Indiana in the USA.

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Bray Choral Society perform Jenkins and Rutter

with the Degani Sinfonia, Alan Smale

There was a great reception for Bray Choral Society under the direction of Frank Kelly and with solos by Rebecca Kelly performed The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins on May 5th 2018 in Holy Redeemer Church, Bray. The programme also included Gloria by John Rutter and Bray Choral Society were delighted to be accompanied by the Degani Sinfonia, led by Alan Smale.

Bray Choral Society May 2018 Poster

Classic Harmony Double Win at Arklow Music Festival 2018

Classic Harmony swept the boards at the re-scheduled Arklow Music Festival 2018 which took place on Sunday, April 29th, competing in the Madrigal Competition and the Light Jazz and Popular Competition and winning both cups!

Classic Harmony: Frank, Rebecca, Orlaith, Emily and John Kelly with their two trophies standing outdoors after their wins at Arklow Music Festival 2018
Classic Harmony: Frank, Rebecca, Orlaith, Emily and John Kelly with their two trophies in front of the stage at Marlborough Hall, Arklow

Classic Harmony in the Dublin Choral Festival 2018

Classic Harmony took part in the Dublin International Choral Festival on March 22nd-24th, 2018 performing in St. Ann's Dawson St., City Hall and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The large audiences at all three venues were wow-ed by Classic Harmony's expressive and stylish singing of a programme that ranged from Madrigals to Contemporary Classical and Popular pieces. Photo Credits: Ste Murray.

Classic Harmony, Frank Kelly at Keyboard with Rebecca, Orlaith, Emily and John Kelly standing as they perform in City Hall
Classic Harmony: Frank, Rebecca, Orlaith, Emily and John Kelly standing as they perform in City Hall

Classic Harmony Christmas Carols and Songs

In what has by now become a much anticipated annual Christmas Eve event, and a blissful alternative to last minute shopping, Classic Harmony performed a selection of Christmas Carols and seasonal songs in the Druid's Glen Hotel Newtownmountkennedy.


Classic Harmony

with Ashford Parish Choir and Do-Mi-So Ladies Choir

On 17th December 2018, Classic Harmony performed together with Ashford Parish Choir and the Do-Mi-So Ladies Choir from Delgany in the beautiful Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Ashford. Proceeds went to St. Vincent de Paul.


Wicklow Choral Society

Carols by Candlelight

On 15th December 2018, Wicklow Choral Society, directed by Frank Kelly, gave a concert of carols by candlelight in the atmospheric setting of the Dominican College Chapel, Wicklow Town. They performed to a packed audience together with their guests, Classic Harmony. All proceeds went to Wicklow Cancer Care.

Bray Choral Society Christmas 2017 Poster

The Visionaries Choir

Christmas Concert



Visionaries Choir Christmas 2017 Poster

Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir

with

Classic Harmony

On December 10th 2017, Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir, Musical Director Frank Kelly, gave a rousing Christmas concert at St. Joseph's Church, Newtownmountkennedy. They were joined by special guests Classic Harmony. A collection was taken to support Wicklow Hospice.

Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir Christmas 2017 Poster

Bray Choral Society

Carols by Candlelight

Bray Choral Society, under Musical Director Frank Kelly, gave a candlelit carol concert in the atmospheric setting of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray, on December 9th 2017. They performed a beautiful selection of carols from around the world to a full house. Proceeds went to Wicklow Hospice.

Bray Choral Society Christmas 2017 Poster

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Visionaries Summer Concert

with Classic Harmony

On Saturday July 8th the Visionaries Choir, under direction of Frank Kelly, performed in St. Audoen’s Church, Dublin. Visionaries were joined by special guests, Classic Harmony, for a beautiful summer evening of song.

Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir June 2017 Poster

Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir

Summer Concert

On June 15th Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir, under direction of Frank Kelly, performed a concert with special guests, The Garda Band, in The Parkview Hotel. A summer mix of songs from the male-voice choir repertoire - opera choruses, songs from musicals, popular song arrangements and exciting band numbers sent the audience home humming and happy.

Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir June 2017 Poster

Bray Choral Society

Bray Choral Society, under direction of Frank Kelly, performed in Holy Redeemer Church, Bray on June 3rd. An all Mozart concert featured his Great C minor Mass, a work on an epic scale, his Symphony No 40 in G minor and the beautiful Ave Verum Corpus. Bray Choral Society were joined by The Degani Sinfonia, led by Alan Smale, and some of Ireland’s finest singers; Lynda Lee and Clodagh Kinsella (Sopranos), Owen Gilhooly (Tenor) and Tristan Caldwell (Bass).

Bray Choral Society June 2017 Poster

Wicklow Choral Society with The Degani Sinfonia

Wonderful evening of Music in St. Patrick's Wicklow

On Sunday, May 28th, Wicklow Choral Society under direction of Frank Kelly, together with a children's choir, performed the exquisitely beautiful Requiem, an early 20th Century work by French composer Maurice DuruflĂ©. This was followed by FaurĂ©'s Cantique de Jean Racine and Schubert's Mass No 4 in C. They were accompanied by The Degani Sinfonia led by Alan Smale with Simon Bell on organ. Simon Bell is Director of the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and Director of Choral Music and Organist at Dean Close School. Simon replaced organist David Leigh at short notice as David was indisposed. The choir was joined by Soprano Sarah Brady, Mezzo Soprano Eimear McCarthy Luddy, Tenor Ciarán Fennelly and Bass Robert McAllister for the Schubert Mass. The evening finished with a standing ovation.

Wicklow Choral Society May 2017 Poster

Kelly Family in Ireland's A Cappella Competition!

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

The Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble (now known as Classic Harmony) took part in Ireland's A Cappella Competition in St. Finian's Church on Adelaide Road in Dublin. Although we were not the ultimate winners, our performance attracted a lot of positive attention and we were unique in being the only family ensemble performing. We really enjoyed the experience.


Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble Performance

Saturday, August 13th 2016

The Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble performed a concert of old favourites in aid of the Ashford Community and Heritage Centre. The programme featured jazz, pop and country music with an emphasis on well-known songs and audience participation.


John and Orlaith Kelly Produce Music Video

Friday, August 5th 2016

John and Orlaith Kelly have produced a music video for Dublin rock singer Tommy Rockit.

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Visionaries Choir & Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble

Saturday, June 18th 2016

On Saturday, June 18th, the Visionaries Choir directed by Frank Kelly and joined by the Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble performed a concert of light classical, popular and traditional songs at St Audoen's Church in Dublin. This was the first public concert by this very special choir for blind and vision-impaired singers. The Visionaries choir is always ready to welcome new members. Contact Peter Gorey on 086 815 0145.


Newtown Male Voice Choir Choir & Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble

On Sunday, June 12th, Newtown Male Voice Choir performed a 'Summertime Songs' concert with guests The Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble. The concert was directed and compered by Frank Kelly and delighted the audience with an evening of traditional, popular and light classical songs.

Wicklow Choral Society May 2016 Poster

Wicklow Choral Society and Degani Sinfonia

Standing Ovation for Carmina Burana and Sunrise Mass

On Sunday, May 29th, Wicklow Choral Society, together with with the Degani Sinfonia, soloists and a children's choir were conducted by Frank Kelly as they performed Carl Orff's choral masterpiece Carmina Burana along with the beautiful Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo in St. Patrick's Church, Wicklow. A full house gave the performers a standing ovation.

Wicklow Choral Society May 2016 Poster

Bray Choral Society and Frank Kelly celebrate 30 Wonderful Years

Frank celebrates 30 Years of Choral Conducting

On Saturday May 14th Bray Choral Society together with the Degani Sinfonia and soloists were conducted by Frank Kelly in a Gala Concert which celebrated 30 years of the choir founded by Frank in January 1986. The programme included Gounod's triumphant Messe Solennelle and Bizet's exuberant Te Deum along with opera choruses and settings of 'Shenandoah' and 'When the Saints go marching in'.

Bray Choral Society May 2016 Poster

1916 Commemoration Concert

On Sunday, April 24th the Kellys played at a 1916 Commemoration Concert especially honouring Capt. Robert Monteith (who aided Roger Casement in trying to bring German rifles into Bantry Bay). A great musical afternoon was shared with others including the Newtown Male Voice Choir. The Kellys sang some songs together and also contributed some solos, a duet and some instrumental music to the event.


Ireland Remembers 1916

On Saturday 23rd April in the evening, the Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble hosted a concert in the Ashford Community and Heritage Centre, Ashford. Co. Wicklow. The concert featured Irish Music and Song especially songs of 1916 in Ireland and also some commemoration songs of World War I. There were also some guest musicians who combined with the family to play lively sets of jigs, reels, hornpipes and the St. Patrick's Day Set Dance, which the four young people danced. The whole evening ended with a Singalong of choruses from well-known popular songs during WWI.


Armagh Cathedral - St. Patrick's Day 2016

The Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble sang in Armagh Cathedral to celebrate St. Patricks Day. (YouTube link) The family joined 500 amateur choristers and the professional Voices of Ireland choir along with traditional musicians and dancers in a televised celebration of St. Patrick. The whole programme is an excellent production; it was streamed on the Internet to the USA and the Far East.

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January 2016: Happy New Year!

It's a time of New Year's Resolutions (here is our list)

1. Join a Choir!

Frank is looking forward to the new term with his FIVE choirs!


2. Take a Class!

Frank is expanding his teaching schedule in January and has slots for students of all ages in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Keyboard, Tin Whistle, Recorder and Accordion. He is also organising Classes in Solfege (Music-reading), Music Appreciation and Junior Cert Music and Leaving Cert Music.


3. Get on Stage!

Limelight Productions (Ireland) Musical Theatre Group for Children, based in Ashford National School, directed by Orlaith, choreographed by Emily and musically-directed by Rebecca are currently in the thick of their preparations with 20 children from 5-12 years of age for a full performance of Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Anyone interested in being involved please contact Orlaith by emailing orlaith@kellymusicservices.com. You can do so by clicking here


4. Look us up!

We are now named Classic Harmony. Formerly known as The Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble, we are developing their repertoire in all styles of music, preparing for weddings booked for this year and are also available for funerals, private and corporate functions. We will continue to put up YouTube and SoundCloud clips; please look us up and leave feedback, and click 'Like' on our Facebook page

Read about Classic Harmony here

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Recent Press Coverage - 2016

Wicklow Choral Society Concert Review Wicklow Times 14 June 2016

Frank Kelly is interviewed on Wicklow this Week on East Coast FM, 21st May 2016:

The Visionaries Choir, directed by Frank Kelly, are featured in NCBI News - Winter 2015

Irish Times September 2015
Irish Daily Mirror 12 February 2015

Classic Harmony (formerly The Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble) perform a contemporary carol by Bob Chilcott

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