The sell-out 40th Anniversary Gala Concert took place on Sunday 6th May 2012 at the Kilashee Hotel. Special guests were the award winning Irish/Norwegian duo, Secret Garden, featuring Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry, a native of Naas, and the Norwegian composer/pianist Rolf Lovland.
The choir presented a broad repertoire of choral work spanning 40 years, which included well known favourites such as Down by the Sally Gardens; The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and a rousing rendition of The Battle Hymn of the Republic. The choir was also very excited to perform, in collaboration with Secret Garden, You Raise Me Up as composed by Rolf Lovland.
The audience replied with much warm applause and a standing ovation at the end of the night to the closing bars of You’ll Never Walk Alone. Master of Ceremonies was one of Ireland’s favourite actors, Tom Hickey and sponsor of the gala event was Burkes Pharmacy. Huge thanks from the Nas na Singers to all involved!