The Roscommon Solstice Choir has the won People’s Choice Award in the 2017 Epic Awards. The announcement was made earlier this week after the choir, which is over 120 members strong, was one of 32 groups shortlisted for the award.
The Epic Awards is staged by the Voluntary Arts group, in recognition of the 63,000 voluntary arts groups across Ireland and the UK. Roscommon
Solstice Choir co-director, Andrew Reynolds, said that the award was down to the hard work of its members. “We’re delighted, absolutely thrilled to win this award. The choir has worked unbelievably hard over the last four years and to be recognised in this way means so much.
“Since the establishment of the choir in 2013, members have put in countless hours of rehearsals, concert time and travelling all over the country and abroad raising over €150,000 for a number of different charities. “It’s amazing to come out on top in the People’s Choice Award which is voted on by people across Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
“I’d like to thank each and every member and of course those who work so hard bringing it all together,” he said. Andrew also paid tribute to Chairman James Hoban, PRO Liam Byrne and co-director Eimear Reynolds and other members who have worked tirelessly over the years.
The choir co-ordinator also expressed appreciation to the people of Roscommon and further afield who voted for the group in the Epic Awards. The group will collect their prize at Gateshead on March 19th.