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Corpus Christi Choir ‘Raise Up’ to fame from their video

Corpus Christi Choir performing in Mary Immaculate College as part of their CALC project. Picture: Brian Arthur.

Corpus Christi Choir ‘Raise Up’ to fame from their video

By ilovelimerick correspondent Zoe Conway

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Corpus Christi Choir perform for JP McManus and Paul O’Connell at Team Limerick Cleanup 4.

A local primary school choir has stolen the hearts of the nation as they use their amazingly talented voices at event after event, in their rise to fame. Since the beginning of the year, the choir of Corpus Christi school located in Moyross has leaped at every opportunity that has come their way and as a result, they are booked to perform at yet another venue.

So far the choir has had the opportunity to perform live on RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan Show, an opportunity that put them on the radar of Pat Keogh, the chief executive of Leopardstown, as well as everyone else’s radar. The show gave them the opportunity to perform in Thomond Park during the Munster vs Scarlets match, where they paid tribute to Dolores O’Riordan by performing ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries.

The Corpus Christi choir has also had the opportunity to take part in Mary Immaculate College’s Cas Amhrán le Cheile (CALC) programme in March, which allowed the choir members to work one on one with college students for interactive singing workshops. All of this then also helped to prepare them to sing at the TLC4 clean up on Good Friday for JP McManus and Paul O’Connell. 

Their experiences these last few months will be ones they carry with them for life, and they are far from over as they are already set to perform at Leopardstown, one of Ireland’s best racing venues, thanks to the attention they received from Pat Keogh.

There recent fame in the media is thanks to a simple video of three of the choir’s members, Amy Flanagan (9), Bridget Kerrigan (10) and Katie McNamara (10), singing an amazing and powerful rendition of ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day, going viral on Facebook. The video was posted in early February and has now been viewed over 1.7 million times, with over 25,000 shares and over 50,000 likes. There’s no telling how much more is in store for this extremely talented group of kids, but one thing is for sure, there will be another performance in Leopardstown soon, and it won’t be the last.

Principal Tiernan O’Neill said, “They are remarkable ambassadors for the community of Moyross and the city of Limerick. It’s great to see Moyross in the headlines for all the right reasons, getting national media attention at this stage. They are phenomenal kids.”



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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.