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Offaly County Council, HSE and Le Cheile choirs perform at Bealtaine Festival Events in Esker Arts

Offaly County Council and HSE Tullamore Staff Choirs together with Le Cheile Singers, under the assured guidance of Musical Director Andrius Kozlovskis, presented “Timeless Tunes”, a lively and eclectic mix of music from across the ages.  

A specially curated programme of songs from a variety of genres, was performed in three-part harmony, with live musical accompaniment throughout by Ciaran Whelan, in the beautiful surroundings and acoustics of Esker Arts.  

An afternoon of song, memory, fun and culture where the programme covered a broad range of classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan and musicals such as Les Miserables and West Side Story to name but a handful of the eclectic programme performed.  

The performance once again showcased the broad appeal across the community to attend events in the newly opened venue, with a full house in attendance. 

Offaly County Council Choir was founded in 2013 by the staff of Offaly County Council, and includes serving and retired staff. The choir have supported many fundraising and community events. The Musical Director is Andrius Kozlovskis. Andrius, from Lithuania, completed his masters in conducting at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, in Vilnius. He conducts a number of choirs in the Athlone and Tullamore areas including the HSE Tullamore Staff Choir. 

HSE Tullamore Staff Choir with over 40 HSE staff members, made up of various roles and professions across the health service. All singing to promote their own health and performing to spread joy to their patients, colleagues and the public. 

Le Cheile was established in 2007 and from Tullamore, Le Cheile Singers is the brainchild of Andrius Kozlovskis. Finalists in Midland’s Got Talent 2010, Le Cheile Singers have performed at a great variety of events, such as: Culture Night concert, Choirs in the Castle in Charleville Castle, a concert at Dun Eochla Project Centre and a performance at Wheatfield Prison, along with singing at a variety of church ceremonies.  

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age.  The overall festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for us all as we age. Offaly has seen a range of events especially targeted for this demographic across the month of May, with a plethora of arts events taking place at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Esker Arts, Offaly’s libraries and beyond.