Maura Butler R.I.P.

Maura Butler who recently died was founder and director of Sligo Choral Society which she founded in 1975 it later became Sligo Orpheus Choir. Maura was an outstanding director and conductor and had that special gift that could create a sound and tone that only heaven could enjoy. Her mantra was “Never sacrifice tone for anything”.
Maura was the absolute professional in anything and everything she did in music or music making. Her attention to detail and management made her one of that rear bread of musicians the we were lucky to to encounter.
Maura had the special gift of been close to each and every choir member understanding their strengths and weaknesses and always encouraging everyone who came within her influence
We who were privileged to know and work with her will never forget her kind and smiling face and the energy she brought to everything she undertook
Sligo Choral Festival 1988 Male Voice0001                                                   “The Singing will never be Done”

Dublin international choral festival with the Symphony  orchestra of Ireland conductor David Brophy



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