Gospel choir on Wednesday night

Next Wednesday night promises to be a very special night in the Sacred Heart Church in Roscommon, when the Tullamore Gospel Choir with director Brendan Keeley visits.             The event is a fund-raiser for the purchase of a new school mini bus for the Convent of Mercy Secondary School in Roscommon and is being organised by the Parents’ Association.             Tullamore Gospel Choir has been in existence for the past four years and has the distinction of being the biggest Choir of its kind in Ireland, with 126 members and a waiting list of over 60!             Under the auspices of former Parish Priest, Fr. Willie Cleary, the Choir gave its first public performance in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore on Easter Sunday, April 21st 2003. The biggest crowd to attend a single Mass in the history of Tullamore parish — over three and a half thousand people — turned up for the occasion.             Tullamore Gospel Choir members range in age from just six years to the oldest member, who is over 70! The Musical Director is internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Brendan Keeley, who, in addition to directing the Choir, has also written a number of original gospel songs which now form a regular part of the Choir’s repertoire.             The three elements which make up Tullamore Gospel Choir are Fun, Faith and Friendship, and another key aspect of their existence is outreach, i.e. reaching out to those in the local community who are in need. The Choir has performed at many charity concerts locally since its launch, as well as travelling to venues all over Ireland to undertake charity events. To date, they have raised countless thousands of euros for many deserving charities right around the country.             The event on Wednesday, 28th March takes place at 8 pm sharp (Seating 7.45 pm) Admission €15, OAP/Students €10. Go along and support what promises to be a very enjoyable evening. Tickets available in Eight ’til Late.