Local conductor hopes Lisburn supports choir

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The Parkinson’s Choir, which is conducted by Lisburn man Jonny McGeown, will be giving a special concert at the Agape Centre on the Lisburn Road on Saturday (July 4) from 3.30pm until 4pm.

This will be the first performance of the choir, which is made up of Parkinson’s sufferers and their carers.

Jonny, who is a music teacher and worship leader at First Lisburn Presbyterian Church, is hoping that local people will come along and support the choir.

“Since becoming freelance three years ago, after a lifetime of teaching music in a post-primary school, I have had the privilege of getting involved in different community music activities, and the invitation to be involved in this choir was a chance to combine musical skills with an opportunity to serve people for whom music might have some challenges,” said Jonny.

“My musical life has been varied, playing violin and singing, both as a choir member and professionally as a solo entertainer.

“I have trained choirs throughout my working life, both as a school teacher and also as co-director of the Lisburn Community Choir. But in the last three years I have worked on some projects in community music workshops, and have found it very fulfilling.”

If you go along to the Agape Centre on the Lisburn Road on Saturday afternoon between 3.30pm and 4pm, you’ll be able to enjoy listening to an enthusiastic and talented bunch of people singing all kinds of songs from classical to those of African influences.