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Q&A Questions: Margaret Thompson, member of The Belfast Opera Chorus

Posted on: 21st May 2016

Margaret Thompson is a member of The Belfast Opera Chorus who are currently rehearsing for three performances in Carlisle Memorial Church on June 18th and 19th that will introduce this exciting new work to the world!

Let’s find out a little more about Margaret:

How did you find out about The Belfast Opera, and what made you want to take part by joining the Chorus?
Through Cavehill Community Choir.

What is your favourite thing about the rehearsal process?
The camaraderie – everyone loves what they are doing and we also have that element of fun!

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a mother of five girls and one boy that are all grown up. I am just retired from work that I loved.

What does Belfast mean to you?
I was born in Belfast and I love my city – warts and all! In recent history nowhere has suffered so much (30 years of civil war) and experiences such emigration of our young.

Tayto Cheese and Onion or Tayto Salt and Vinegar?
I don’t eat crisps!

What music do you usually listen to?
Very wide – I love classical music plus anything from Frank Sinatra to Simon & Garfunkel and The Beatles.

What’s your favourite Northern Irish phrase or slang word?
“What ‘bout ye?”

What would you say to someone thinking of coming to see a performance of “Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera”?
You will enjoy this very uplifting experience!

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Q&A Questions: Margaret Thompson, member of The Belfast Opera Chorus

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