Sandymount Gospel Choir to play gig supporting cancer care

Sandymount Gospel Choir

Pic: The Sandymount Gospel Choir will perform at Wanderers Rugby Club next Friday to support Friends of St. Luke’s Cancer Care.

Friday May 27th will see the annual concert of the Sandymount Gospel Choir returning for another year. The public are invited to the event at Wanderers Rugby Club on Merrion Road, with all profits being donated to the Friends of St. Luke’s Cancer Care.

Since they started in 2008, the Choir have become well known in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, where they sing at 6pm Mass on every second and fourth Sunday every month from September to June.

The performance at Wanderers Rugby Club will be a very special evening, with the Choir being joined by well-known pianist, flautist and singer-songwriter Aidan Murphy, percussionist Frank Brophy, bassist Paddy Joyce and special guests Singing for the Health of It, a Rock n’ Roll Choir!

Under the guidance of experienced composer Cathy McEvoy, the Sandymount Gospel Choir promises to deliver an engaging performance of their blend of traditional gospel music and bluegrass among other styles. The captain of the Sandymount-based 11th Company of the Girls’ Brigade, Sharon Kinsella, has been helping to prepare the choreography for the night.

The last year has been very eventful for the Choir, with them being invited to sing on RTÉ at a service for Christian Aid Week last June. Since then, new members have been added and the choir has performed at Scoil Catriona in Glasnevin and St. Ann’s Church on Dawson Street.

Anyone who enjoys the night and would like to join the choir now has quite an opportunity, and details of how to get involved can be found at Open night will take place in September, with further information being released before then.

By Kevin Carney