Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Soul Song Gospel Choir, at the Sacred Heart Church the Folly for the Raising the Roof fund raising concert. Photo: Joe Evans

WATERFORD’S wealth of musical talent was on display in the Sacred Heart Church at the Folly recently as a special concert was held with the proceeds going towards the church’s Roof Repair Fund.

The night featured acts of all ages from across Waterford with plenty of musical styles present, illustrating the not only the quality of local performers but the diversity within the musical community as well.

In a sense the night was a historical tour of Waterford, with Dick Hayes who would have been a regular fixture in the Olympia Ballroom many moons ago singing at the same venue as the Mount Sion Choir who, having been founded just seven years ago, have had the spotlight shone on them through social media as a consequence of their lively and innovative performances everywhere from the Edmund Rice Chapel to the streets of Prague!

Vocal Group who entertained on the evening included Dordán, Dulcet and the Soul Song Gospel Choir, while the Sacred Heart Church Choir sang 50 years after they performed at the church’s official Blessing ceremony after its completion in 1969. Cnoc na Gaoithe Ceili Band also made a journey on the night, with members hailing from different parts of Munster.

Parish priest and community stalwart Fr. Gerard Chestnutt thanked all those who performed and attended on the night, as well as the sponsors who helped make organising the event a realistic proposition.

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