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Inishowen Gospel Choir invites new members to join

Inishowen Gospel Choir.

ONE of Donegal’s best known choirs, Inishowen Gospel Choir, is searching for new members to join them in their hectic schedule.

The choir is always open to new members and offers great opportunities for music lovers in Inishowen and the surrounding areas, to develop their voice and perform as part of a group.

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Their repertoire is extremely varied, including gospel songs and spirituals alongside many other uplifting songs from popular culture.

The choir, which features members from all over the county, has performed alongside many well-known artists such as Bronagh Gallagher, Duke Special, Declan O’Rouke and were only just singing with Belfast’s up and coming Silhouette in the recent Belfast Music week.

Anna Nolan, Musical Director, said: “The choir is such a great thing to be part of. It offers unique experiences to adults and children that they might not have thought possible.

“In the current recession, the choir really gives local people something positive to be proud of.

“I am pleased that we are currently attracting so many younger members, they really add to the energy of the choir and it definitely helps them develop musically.

“I would urge anyone who wants to develop their voice, gain confidence singing and take part in some great events to get in contact.”

The Inishowen Gospel Choir was founded in 2005 as a community choir and since has gone from strength to strength representing the area’s musical talent at events all over Ireland, the UK and internationally.

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This year they were proud to be invited to perform at Ireland’s largest music festival the Electric Picnic. The Carndonagh based choir, of 30 plus is made up of various nationalities from all walks of life ranging from 14 years to adults of all ages.

The Inishowen Gospel Choir will be singing at various local events over the Christmas period and invite the community to celebrate Christmas with them at a concert of carols and Festive songs in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh on December 15, where we’ll also be joined by the wonderful Henry Girls.

Inishowen Gospel Choir practises every Monday 7.30pm-9.30pm, Carnival Offices, Carndonagh.

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