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Sunday Tribune, Ireland

August 2002

Written by Ian Fox


Celebrations took place last Thursday week for another great choral institution – Anúna, marking its 15th birthday. The choir continues to amaze, not just for its special sound but also for the imaginative style of presentation with lighting, spatial effects and music. The only puzzle is why they are not on the road full-time. Certainly it was encouraging to find the National Concert Hall and the ESB promoting their anniversary.

 

A range of popular pieces from over the years demonstrated the fine form of the current team, with wonderfully haunting effects in Jerusalem and marvellous effervescence in Dúlamán.  Founder, arranger, composer and creative genius behind the choir, Michael McGlynn, is to be congratulated wholeheartedly for this national treasure.