The Dunmore Church Choir – a community choir based in Dunmore Co. Galway, Ireland – will perform a benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem on Sunday, October 28 th.
Dunmore Church Choir
Dunmore, Co. Galway, Ireland
IRISH CHOIR SINGS IN HARLEM
Dunmore Church Choir performs benefit for Boys and Girls Club
The Dunmore Church Choir – a community choir based in Dunmore Co. Galway, Ireland – will perform a benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem on Sunday, October 28th. The recital is part of a week-long trip to New York that includes a performance at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
“Having performed in France and Italy, and throughout Ireland, the Dunmore Church Choir always enjoys sharing the gift of music,” said Joan MacDonnell, Musical Director. “Being able to perform in a benefit for such a worthy cause makes it that much more special for us.” Boys and Girls Club chair Shirley Lewis states, “The Dunmore Church Choir will bring an exciting cultural experience to our children and youth. We are excited, happy and grateful for the Choir’s generous gift of talent and resources to benefit our programs.”
Admission to the performance is free; donations will be accepted.
Dunmore Church Choir – New York Performance Schedule
M.L. Wilson Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, Inc.
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
Convent Avenue Baptist Church
145th Street and Convent Avenue
Recital of Traditional Church Music
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Monday, October 29, 2007, 1:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.
51st Street and Fifth Avenue
About the Choir: The Dunmore Church Choir was formed in 1968 for the opening of the new parish church. The Choir consists of 50 members, 40 of whom will be on the forthcoming trip to New York City. The choir’s primary objective is to sing sacred music for Sunday Mass, as well as for liturgical celebrations throughout the year including Christmas and Easter celebrations and Confirmation and Ordination ceremonies.
In 1996 the Choir traveled to Dunmore’s twin town, Querrien in Brittany, France, where members performed a series of recitals in conjunction with local French choirs. In 2005 they had recitals in both Florence and Rome. In May 2007 they performed a benefit concert for the Galway Association, a children’s charity in Galway, Ireland, and this month they shared the stage with The Irish Tenors. Last year the Saw Doctors invited them to perform at a concert in Galway and they happily obliged.
About the Boys and Girls Club: The M.L. Wilson Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, Inc., established in 1980, is dedicated to ensuring that young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances have greater access to quality educational and recreational programs that promote character development, academic achievement, health, and fitness.
The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem is a member of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America network of local, autonomous organizations that work to help young people of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders.
Further information on the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem may be obtained from Eugene Campbell, Executive Director, by calling 212-283-6770 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.